updatesurftastic.exe

Surftastic

Part of the Yontoo web browser plugin (delivers advertisements to the web browser in the form of injected banners, text-links, popups, etc.) the updater mechanism for Surftastic will automatically keep the extension patched by downloaded new functionality which is auto-enabled by default. The application updatesurftastic.exe by Surftastic has been detected as adware by 3 anti-malware scanners. It runs as a separate (within the context of its own process) windows Service named “Update Surftastic”. This file is typically installed with the program Surftastic by Yontoo Technology, Inc. which is a potentially unwanted software program. It will plug into the web browser and display context-based advertisements by overwriting existing ads or by inserting new ones on various web pages.
Publisher:
Surftastic  (signed and verified)

Version:
1.0.5127.28430

MD5:
ab672cac772a130aaa81937f5b3489e7

SHA-1:
6ba5f1199bd1704ce2de29149b7588024298f765

SHA-256:
f08cfd0c563e13a41214535b0eedbb711e5cf33840d505b71cd0df35a8580e4c

Scanner detections:
3 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Part of the Yontoo adware web browser extension update process.

Analysis date:
5/2/2014 11:27:28 AM UTC  (five months ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
Riskware.Agent
7.1.1

ESET NOD32
Win32/BrowseFox (variant)
8.9340

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Service.Surftastic.Q
14.2.27.0

File size:
94.8 KB (97,056 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.5127.28430

Original file name:
Surftastic.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\surftastic\updatesurftastic.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
1/2/2014 4:00:00 PM

Valid to:
1/3/2015 3:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Surftastic, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Surftastic, L=San Diego, S=California, C=US

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
117C1C381BA3522C50659E614BB20D99

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/14/2014 7:47:54 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows Console

Linker version:
8.0

.NET CLR dependent:
Yes

CTPH (ssdeep):
1536:EiKzYHndoH9KquF2Q7dec+TW9gy5i+ctONOfdJ0ZdiRzPzQBpQbb03HmKUmKGc5:EiK8n+HYndecWOZinOsf0C1QBpgbQXUp

Entry address:
0x17786

Entry point:
FF, 25, 00, 20, 40, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00...
 
[+]

Entropy:
6.1862

Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET

Code size:
86 KB (88,064 bytes)

Service
Display name:
Update Surftastic

Type:
Win32OwnProcess


The file updatesurftastic.exe has been discovered within the following program.

Surftastic  by Yontoo Technology, Inc.
This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups.
surftastic.net/support
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surftasticbho.dll  (2b4c96bd1585c2da20202be90c30d9360616750d)

18 / 68    (Adware)
setup.exe  (0eb9f30a7676bb492e2b64da9f38e6974607fd85)

3 / 68      (Adware)
surftasticsetup.exe  (1f57af96aff30f9d437ca8d3a9204eec487eea4a)

2 / 68      (Adware)
Surftastic.FFUpdate.dll  (e4d7fe1d0af39546f001a8a0b723416ca54a5554)

1 / 68      (Adware)
Surftastic.GCUpdate.dll  (db2a43e0886c5e02b160bcf622fdb13c6c3460f1)

2 / 68      (Adware)
Surftastic.IEUpdate.dll  (00885d2b8cd8c183dd8d96539c29d49b5e6568cc)

1 / 68      (Adware)
Surftastic.CompatibilityChecker.dll  (108d3efa5dc66ff91344ddeed6c12967292749bb)

4 / 68      (Adware)
surftastic.browserfilter.helper.dll  (3a441e76dd5a5127e39be36b9397bf14d003f2c3)

1 / 68      (Adware)
SurftasticBrowserFilter.exe  (b67711383cecec25fde7cbec0ec6a14b2a042135)

2 / 68      (Adware)
Surftastic.BrowserFilterG.dll  (9c90614e2de8b9fe9c6f1445e60ae4a60e1483bf)

7 / 68      (Adware)
utilsurftastic.exe  (b36af12a119ab894d607a741b88ff9bf3b90ab8f)

2 / 68      (Adware)
Surftastic.FirstRun.exe  (dcefb63e104f7e24f37b8595d8bc164e409dfbbf)

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