videos+media+players-codedownloader.exe

videos+Media+Players

Pani Poni Network

This adware is a web browser extension that will inject advertising in the browser in the form of unwanted banners and text-links which may link to malware sites and install unwanted software. The application videos+media+players-codedownloader.exe, “videos+Media+Players exe” by Pani Poni Network has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It runs as a scheduled task under the Windows Task Scheduler triggered to execute each time a user logs in. Built using the Crossrider web brower toolkit the CodeDownloader component will automatically connnect to the remote API server and download additional code/components for enter extension/toolbar. The component makes a number of requests to the host app-static.crossrider.com/plugins/.../monetization/monetizationLoader.js. It is distributed as part of the Brightcircle group of browser-extensions.
Publisher:
enter  (signed by Pani Poni Network)

Product:
videos+Media+Players

Description:
videos+Media+Players exe

Version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

MD5:
04ef3a8aba9957ae2a82f118c4702273

SHA-1:
40b9e5f7f76b5d1e67f0ca129725210e1f9d7013

SHA-256:
0644aab47e2285cf5e72d6302ec9ff883729b160bd3e31367eb72eae37aa7a6c

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
The software may change the browser's home page and search provider settings as well as display advertisements. Distributed through the Brightcircle investments brand.

Note:
Crossrider is the owner of a platform that enables the creation of cross-browser extensions by developers but is not the owner of this detected application. The owner/publisher of this file is Pani Poni Network.

Analysis date:
5/25/2020 9:28:25 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
Adware.Crossrider (M)
17.3.8.20

File size:
1 MB (1,068,960 bytes)

Product version:
1000.1000.1000.1000

Copyright:
Copyright 2011

Original file name:
videos+Media+Players.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\videos+media+players\videos+media+players-codedownloader.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
8/28/2014 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
8/29/2015 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Pani Poni Network, O=Pani Poni Network, STREET=Athinodorou 3, STREET=Dasoupoli Strovolos, L=Nicosia, S=Cyprus, PostalCode=2025, C=CY

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
00D7E501E7ADAA5764867C0B6158D78CDF

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
9/25/2014 8:34:56 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
11.0

Entry address:
0x97B9A

Entry point:
E8, CD, 05, 01, 00, E9, 7F, FE, FF, FF, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, 8B, 4C, 24, 0C, 57, 85, C9, 0F, 84, 92, 00, 00, 00, 56, 53, 8B, D9, 8B, 74, 24, 14, F7, C6, 03, 00, 00, 00, 8B, 7C, 24, 10, 75, 0B, C1, E9, 02, 0F, 85, 85, 00, 00, 00, EB, 27, 8A, 06, 83, C6, 01, 88, 07, 83, C7, 01, 83, E9, 01, 74, 2B, 84, C0, 74, 2F, F7, C6, 03, 00, 00, 00, 75, E5, 8B, D9, C1, E9, 02, 75, 61, 83, E3, 03, 74, 13, 8A, 06, 83, C6, 01, 88, 07, 83, C7, 01, 84, C0, 74, 37, 83, EB, 01, 75, ED, 8B, 44, 24, 10...
 
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Code size:
750.5 KB (768,512 bytes)

Scheduled Task
Task name:
7d2048dd-f164-471c-94a4-b932beed788b-1

Trigger:
Logon (Runs on logon)


The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to update.srvstatsdata.com  (69.16.175.42:80)

 
http://update.srvstatsdata.com/installer_updates/002376/update.json

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to stats.srvstatsdata.com  (176.32.99.41:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to app-static.crossrider.com  (69.16.175.10:80)

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