vlcdis4u.exe

Visual Tools

The application vlcdis4u.exe by Visual Tools 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 NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer. This will display context specific advertisements in the browser as well as attempt to modify the browser's search provider. It is also typically executed from the user's temporary directory. The file has been seen being downloaded from 49883610b2899a565445-f8bbcd60a34d32bcae8d0f1cb50205b0.r36.cf1.rackcdn.com.
Publisher:
Visual Tools  (signed and verified)

MD5:
9401bb9aa24c43a851cae50f40d3526c

SHA-1:
e6e6f23583fc41fd5903c09f9785e9ca8be2f502

SHA-256:
3d08a140a0ed8c491b35fe4a73967459aaff72aaae5d40ee781304d994ef045c

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
The installer may include an offer for the Babylon Toolbar (a homepage/search hijacker), which is potentially installed with minimal user consent.

Analysis date:
6/22/2018 8:26:56 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Babylon.Banylon.Installer (M)
16.5.24.0

File size:
224.8 KB (230,184 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\{random}.tmp\vlcdis4u.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
1/19/2015 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
1/18/2017 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Visual Tools, O=Visual Tools, L=Belgrade, S=Serbia, C=RS

Issuer:
CN=thawte SHA256 Code Signing CA, O="thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
408E6A1AC8A6BFBB9F655878B36BA3AE

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
7/14/2013 10:09:51 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:Uauq7m4bDSdeyxRP+fyHWN3tskUvLKJ8MJkvYB97Lvzs7i:jmaYeyxRGfyHWzskDJZ7B97Lw7i

Entry address:
0x310B

Entry point:
81, EC, 84, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 90, 91, 40, 00, 89, 5C, 24, 20, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, FF, 15, 34, 70, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 8C, 72, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 58, EC, 42, 00, E8, 73, 2D, 00, 00, A3, A4, EB, 42, 00, 53, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, 50, 53, 68, E0, 8F, 42, 00, FF, 15, 64, 71, 40, 00, 68, 80, 91, 40, 00, 68, A0, E3, 42, 00, E8, 1D, 2A, 00, 00, FF, 15, 1C, 71, 40, 00, BD, 00, 40, 43, 00, 50, 55, E8, 0B, 2A...
 
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Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)

The file vlcdis4u.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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