backgroundcontainer.dll

Background Container

ClientConnect LTD

The file belongs to the ClientConnect (Conduit/Perion) platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and browser add-ons. The module backgroundcontainer.dll by ClientConnect has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It is set to automatically start when a user logs into Windows via the current user run registry key under the display name ‘BackgroundContainerV3’. While running, it connects to the Internet address usage.toolbar.conduit-services.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
ClientConnect Ltd.  (signed by ClientConnect LTD)

Product:
Background Container

Version:
3.0.0.4

MD5:
032371cd793e97bbc7cfcf9e54321d20

SHA-1:
1a860724442953975bf44788b7b7b370949fdcb1

SHA-256:
aa263e6fe363db0985c56de6b6c08e4b60a4c68e8363b6b7d5ad77414486755e

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Part of the Conduit/ClientConnect toolbar/extension distribution.

Analysis date:
10/25/2021 1:31:12 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Conduit (M)
17.3.2.10

File size:
293.3 KB (300,352 bytes)

Product version:
3.0.0.4

Copyright:
© 2014 ClientConnect Ltd.

Original file name:
Backgrou.dll

File type:
Dynamic link library (Win32 DLL)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\cctbplt\backgroundcontainer\backgroundcontainer.dll

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
2/2/2014 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
2/4/2016 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=ClientConnect LTD, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, OU=Trovi TB, O=ClientConnect LTD, L=Ness Ziona, S=Israel, C=IL

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:
43E7738E282F77369A5A4C0ED31A3C9F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/9/2014 4:13:01 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
12.0

Entry address:
0x1D475

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, 7D, 0C, 01, 75, 05, E8, C6, 7A, 00, 00, FF, 75, 10, FF, 75, 0C, FF, 75, 08, E8, 07, 00, 00, 00, 83, C4, 0C, 5D, C2, 0C, 00, 6A, 0C, 68, A0, 27, 04, 10, E8, 3C, 68, 00, 00, 33, C0, 40, 8B, 75, 0C, 85, F6, 75, 0C, 39, 35, 78, 5F, 04, 10, 0F, 84, E4, 00, 00, 00, 83, 65, FC, 00, 83, FE, 01, 74, 05, 83, FE, 02, 75, 35, 8B, 0D, 34, 74, 03, 10, 85, C9, 74, 0C, FF, 75, 10, 56, FF, 75, 08, FF, D1, 89, 45, E4, 85, C0, 0F, 84, B1, 00, 00, 00, FF, 75, 10, 56, FF, 75, 08, E8, 11, FE, FF, FF, 89, 45, E4...
 
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Entropy:
6.5068

Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C++

Code size:
209.5 KB (214,528 bytes)

Startup File (User Run)
Registry location:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Name:
BackgroundContainerV3

Command:
"C:\windows\syswow64\rundll32.exe" "C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\cctbplt\backgroundcontainer\backgroundcontainer.dll",dllrun


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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to usage.toolbar.conduit-services.com  (66.77.197.165:80)

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