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. 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:
3.1.2.6

MD5:
d60a38c88952c56da5a923755fc3482f

SHA-1:
e375866bccb24cf65f74abe267c8cd33761007c4

SHA-256:
a9bd7320bee2002ecc9ccde8b3646a624bb18ad8b15a32791e9dfda0586e5d41

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

Analysis date:
9/24/2020 12:56:35 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Conduit (M)
17.2.23.9

File size:
4.1 MB (4,262,160 bytes)

Product version:
3.1.2.6

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:
12/31/2014 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
12/27/2016 12:59:59 AM

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:
4/3/2016 11:48:26 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
12.0

Entry address:
0x28349C

Entry point:
E8, B7, E4, 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, 2B, E8, 00, 00, 83, C4, 14, 5D, C3, 55, 8B, EC, FF, 15, 6C, 92, 6F, 00, 6A, 01, A3, BC, D2, 7C, 00, E8, EE, F4, 00, 00, FF, 75, 08, E8, 05, 6E, 00, 00, 83, 3D, BC, D2, 7C, 00, 00, 59, 59, 75, 08, 6A, 01, E8, D4, F4, 00, 00, 59, 68, 09, 04, 00, C0, E8, D3, 6D, 00, 00, 59, 5D, C3, 55, 8B, EC, 81, EC, 24, 03, 00, 00, 6A, 17, E8, E5, F6, 01, 00, 85, C0, 74, 05, 6A, 02, 59, CD, 29, A3, A0, D0, 7C...
 
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Code size:
3 MB (3,111,936 bytes)

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/604189377/?CurrentStep=1&TotalSteps=5&DMVersion=1.0.8.4_Perion.604188254.04&Language=None

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