vistawallpaper.exe

Conduit Ltd.

The file belongs to the Conduit API platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and web browser extensions. The application vistawallpaper.exe, “VistaWallpaper Toolbar” by Conduit has been detected as a potentially unwanted program 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 Wise Installer installer. It is also typically executed from the user's temporary directory. While running, it connects to the Internet address cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Conduit Ltd.  (signed and verified)

Description:
VistaWallpaper Toolbar

Version:
4.5.171.0

MD5:
81c286b1d204d21edad39c9b867f5689

SHA-1:
0e80e5ae3bd92425ac1a2207742beb31b3174469

SHA-256:
1f18db8ac0e10613c7d4ff18a91c3c0c90c25c678df09babb27167ef9ff9b608

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
This component is distributed and installed with the Conduit Toolbar platform.

Analysis date:
1/26/2021 2:40:53 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Conduit (M)
17.3.15.12

File size:
1 MB (1,091,344 bytes)

Copyright:
Conduit Ltd.

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
Wise Installer

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\{random}.tmp\tools\screensaver\vistawallpaper.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
1/16/2007 4:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/23/2010 4:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Conduit Ltd., OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Conduit Ltd., S=Israel, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)04, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
59AB9B2EE67914B7DF4C479540DEC561

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/8/1999 1:24:47 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

Entry address:
0x1000

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 81, EC, 78, 05, 00, 00, 53, 56, BE, 04, 01, 00, 00, 57, 8D, 85, 94, FD, FF, FF, 56, 33, DB, 50, 53, FF, 15, 34, 20, 40, 00, 8D, 85, 94, FD, FF, FF, 56, 50, 8D, 85, 94, FD, FF, FF, 50, FF, 15, 30, 20, 40, 00, 8B, 3D, 2C, 20, 40, 00, 53, 53, 6A, 03, 53, 6A, 01, 8D, 85, 94, FD, FF, FF, 68, 00, 00, 00, 80, 50, FF, D7, 83, F8, FF, 89, 45, FC, 0F, 84, 7B, 01, 00, 00, 8D, 85, 90, FC, FF, FF, 50, 56, FF, 15, 28, 20, 40, 00, 8D, 85, 98, FE, FF, FF, 50, 53, 8D, 85, 90, FC, FF, FF, 68, 10, 30, 40, 00, 50...
 
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Entropy:
7.9922

Packer / compiler:
Wise Installer Stub

Code size:
512 Bytes (512 bytes)

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

TCP (HTTP):

 
http://offering.service.distributionengine.conduit-services.com/DecisionEngine.ashx

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com  (54.243.251.51:80)

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