cltmng.exe

Search Protect

ClientConnect LTD

The file belongs to the ClientConnect (Conduit/Perion) platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and browser add-ons. The application cltmng.exe by ClientConnect has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. This file is typically installed with the program Search Protect by Client Connect LTD which is a potentially unwanted software program. While running, it connects to the Internet address offering.service.distributionengine.va.conduit-services.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Client Connect LTD  (signed by ClientConnect LTD)

Product:
Search Protect

Version:
3.0.90.9

MD5:
99f3f568eb4bc202b58ef8c2ede4c885

SHA-1:
17ce06d25fd59af99f7244920892f22d833988a4

SHA-256:
7981e9e14545059d337dccf23b2ac6c67ae257f3de09116ec4df90d7d4a7e572

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

Analysis date:
9/25/2020 9:34:19 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Conduit (M)
17.2.21.16

File size:
4.1 MB (4,248,848 bytes)

Product version:
3.0.90.9

Copyright:
© 2014 ClientConnect Ltd.

Original file name:
SearchProtect (R)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\cltmng.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
12/30/2014 6:00:00 PM

Valid to:
12/26/2016 5:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=ClientConnect LTD, OU=Safe Search, 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:
354F4C7E49A131A6E4BF89B253C78A2D

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/15/2015 1:48:27 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
12.0

Entry address:
0x28118C

Entry point:
E8, A7, D4, 00, 00, E9, 7F, FE, FF, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 8D, 45, 14, 50, 6A, 00, FF, 75, 10, FF, 75, 0C, FF, 75, 08, E8, 1B, D8, 00, 00, 83, C4, 14, 5D, C3, 55, 8B, EC, FF, 15, 6C, 62, 6F, 00, 6A, 01, A3, CC, 91, 7C, 00, E8, F5, E4, 00, 00, FF, 75, 08, E8, 03, 5C, 00, 00, 83, 3D, CC, 91, 7C, 00, 00, 59, 59, 75, 08, 6A, 01, E8, DB, E4, 00, 00, 59, 68, 09, 04, 00, C0, E8, D1, 5B, 00, 00, 59, 5D, C3, 55, 8B, EC, 81, EC, 24, 03, 00, 00, 6A, 17, E8, 95, DD, 01, 00, 85, C0, 74, 05, 6A, 02, 59, CD, 29, A3, B0, 8F, 7C...
 
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Entropy:
6.6534

Code size:
3 MB (3,100,672 bytes)

The file cltmng.exe has been discovered within the following programs.

Search Protect  by Client Connect LTD
Search Protect from Client Connect (formally Conduit, now a venture of Perion) is a homepage and search provider modifier that when installed will change the default web browser's home page and search pages to a partner portal such as Trovi.
www.conduit.com/searchprotect
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ude.conduit-data.com  (54.197.244.95:80)

TCP (HTTP):

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com  (23.67.242.59:80)

 
http://cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com//MainOffer/601793495/?CurrentStep=1&TotalSteps=5&DMVersion=1.0.8.4_Perion.601792372.04&Language=None

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