updater.exe

Savings Vault

Engaging Apps

This is the installer application for a 50onRed advertising supported software package (displays ads in the browser and may hijack the home and search pages of the web browser). The application updater.exe, “Savings Vault Updater” by Engaging Apps has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the Nullsoft Install System installer. It is also typically executed from an Internet Explorer cache folder. The file has been seen being downloaded from download.my-apps-repository.com.
Publisher:
Innovative Apps  (signed by Engaging Apps)

Product:
Savings Vault

Description:
Savings Vault Updater

Version:
1.1.2.1

MD5:
0632aa226a1ca1e3e6a459a24776587e

SHA-1:
f5d9ff6a9b28fad9d72b7819b8b9964ea9118f90

SHA-256:
4e5aefc755d815e601663b1b66bb6b3cf0c0a7f2f26629ccd63df94368c0e871

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

Analysis date:
8/11/2020 2:48:28 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.50OnRed.EngagingApps.Installer (M)
16.2.6.12

File size:
468.8 KB (480,000 bytes)

Copyright:
Copyright Innovative Apps

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
Nullsoft Install System

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files\content.ie5\{random}\updater.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
6/4/2013 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
6/5/2014 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Engaging Apps, O=Engaging Apps, L=Philadelphia, S=Pennsylvania, C=US

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
632EEBD9B987BC680D444D8675A26545

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/19/2012 4:01:49 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.22

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:ZtobF3/2xAedT/1kv/oED1dH9TaRf7KGEYV3K:ZtAv2xrdzED1dlef7Kwp

Entry address:
0x4327

Entry point:
55, 89, E5, 57, 56, 53, 81, EC, AC, 01, 00, 00, FF, 15, 74, 93, 42, 00, C7, 04, 24, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, 58, 94, 42, 00, 53, C7, 04, 24, 00, 00, 00, 00, FF, 15, 98, 94, 42, 00, 56, A3, 40, 7B, 42, 00, C7, 04, 24, 08, 00, 00, 00, E8, 8D, 3B, 00, 00, A3, 9C, 7B, 42, 00, 8D, 85, 84, FE, FF, FF, 57, C7, 44, 24, 10, 00, 00, 00, 00, C7, 44, 24, 0C, 60, 01, 00, 00, 89, 44, 24, 08, C7, 44, 24, 04, 00, 00, 00, 00, C7, 04, 24, 01, B3, 40, 00, FF, 15, AC, 94, 42, 00, 83, EC, 14, C7, 44, 24, 04, 02, B3, 40, 00, C7...
 
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Code size:
34.5 KB (35,328 bytes)

The file updater.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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