Lenovo Browser Guard

Lenovo Browser Guard

ClientConnect LTD

The file belongs to the ClientConnect (Conduit/Perion) platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and browser add-ons. The file Lenovo Browser Guard, “Lenovo Browser Guard Uninstaller” by ClientConnect has been detected as adware by 15 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer. This file is typically installed with the program Lenovo Browser Guard by ClientConnect LTD which is a potentially unwanted software program.
Publisher:
ClientConnect LTD  (signed and verified)

Product:
Lenovo Browser Guard

Description:
Lenovo Browser Guard Uninstaller

Version:
2.16.50.5

MD5:
78e2323521569c08a71ec0621315598a

SHA-1:
e56595b052627d2e0f79bfeb1113b85cf5e373db

SHA-256:
8e2472ccefb3947e1ecb19172206f85e640c52f8ebc131401a712a0bca4face4

Scanner detections:
15 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Bundles the Conduit Toolbar and/or Conduit Search Protect.

Analysis date:
11/29/2021 8:18:04 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

avast!
Win32:Conduit-C [PUP]
2014.9-140906

AVG
Generic_r
2015.0.3359

Dr.Web
Adware.Conduit.45
9.0.1.0249

ESET NOD32
Win32/ClientConnect (variant)
8.10338

IKARUS anti.virus
PUA.ClientConnect
t3scan.1.7.5.0

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:WebToolbar.NSIS.Agent
14.0.0.3291

McAfee
Artemis!D71018807E6E
5600.7015

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Downware.defsva
0.28.2.61861

Panda Antivirus
Trj/Chgt.D
14.09.06.08

Qihoo 360 Security
Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.005
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.ClientConnect.U
14.9.6.20

Sophos
Generic PUA OM
4.98

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_SPNR.25HF14
7.2.249

Trend Micro
TROJ_SPNR.25HF14
10.465.06

VIPRE Antivirus
Conduit
32666

File size:
1.1 MB (1,104,784 bytes)

Product version:
2.16.50.5

Original file name:
Lenovo Browser Guard

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
1/27/2014 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
1/29/2016 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=ClientConnect LTD, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, OU=Lenovo Browser Guard, 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:
177310CAE60BB43B9E75B02DA2C1AC11

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
7/6/2011 10:31:20 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:NmJf99IqvcgegYb2z6x74QtITFFDJ7actcIB:Nw99jv9xGa6x7CTnDJGc7

Entry address:
0x354B

Entry point:
81, EC, D4, 02, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 57, 6A, 20, 33, ED, 5E, 89, 6C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, D8, 84, 40, 00, 89, 6C, 24, 14, FF, 15, 30, 80, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B8, 80, 40, 00, 55, FF, 15, B0, 82, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 98, 06, 47, 00, E8, 67, 27, 00, 00, 55, 68, B4, 02, 00, 00, A3, B0, 05, 47, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 55, 68, 1C, 86, 40, 00, FF, 15, 80, 81, 40, 00, 68, 04, 86, 40, 00, 68, A0, 85, 46, 00, E8, 35, 26, 00, 00, FF, 15, B4, 80, 40, 00, 50, BF, A0, 10, 4C, 00, 57, E8, 23, 26, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.8155

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
25 KB (25,600 bytes)

The file Lenovo Browser Guard has been discovered within the following program.

Lenovo Browser Guard  by ClientConnect LTD
This is a branded version for Lenovo of the Conduit/Perion Search Protect software, a potentially unwanted program that maintains the partner or affiliate directed web page.
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communication in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to a23-79-100-195.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (23.79.100.195:80)

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