plugincontainer.exe

Deals Avenue

Part of the Yontoo adware component, a web browser plugin that injects unwanted ads in the browser. The application plugincontainer.exe by Deals Avenue has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It runs as a separate (within the context of its own process) windows Service named “Service Mgr DealsAvenue”.
Publisher:
Deals Avenue  (signed and verified)

Version:
1.0.5659.21311

MD5:
badad17e11c3e9c85c9f9e2de0381ecd

SHA-1:
006ac3f1e7260e2b370315c0c3994007217963fb

SHA-256:
46a255d69cb2a367dcb0013cdf7a8d582ed5fe88bd912fb70f374a77838fe480

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Belongs to the Sambreel/Yontoo progam that inserts various forms of advertising in the user's web browser, installed with minimal or no user consent.

Analysis date:
9/27/2020 6:35:08 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Yontoo (M)
17.2.12.6

File size:
636.8 KB (652,048 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.5659.21311

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\ProgramData\580f482b-5e3e-424f-acb1-e70324fc9eea\plugincontainer.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
3/24/2015 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/24/2016 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Deals Avenue, O=Deals Avenue, L=San Diego, S=California, C=US

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:
648733A3F72E1C21B8C14F513D0F4F45

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/30/2015 2:50:32 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
12.0

Entry address:
0x2EBD8

Entry point:
E8, FE, EF, 00, 00, E9, 7F, FE, FF, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 20, 56, 57, 6A, 08, 59, BE, 14, 39, 46, 00, 8D, 7D, E0, F3, A5, 8B, 75, 0C, 8B, 7D, 08, 85, F6, 74, 13, F6, 06, 10, 74, 0E, 8B, 0F, 83, E9, 04, 51, 8B, 01, 8B, 70, 18, FF, 50, 20, 89, 7D, F8, 89, 75, FC, 85, F6, 74, 0C, F6, 06, 08, 74, 07, C7, 45, F4, 00, 40, 99, 01, 8D, 45, F4, 50, FF, 75, F0, FF, 75, E4, FF, 75, E0, FF, 15, 20, 21, 46, 00, 5F, 5E, 8B, E5, 5D, C2, 08, 00, 8B, 4D, F4, 64, 89, 0D, 00, 00, 00, 00, 59, 5F, 5F, 5E, 5B, 8B, E5, 5D, 51...
 
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Entropy:
6.4721

Code size:
388 KB (397,312 bytes)

Service
Display name:
Service Mgr DealsAvenue

Type:
Win32OwnProcess

Depends on:
RPCSS


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