setup.exe

Deals Avenue

This is the installer and setup program from the Deals Avenue branded Yontoo adware web browser extension. This adware injects various forms of advertisements in the user's web browser based on the HTML content and URLs viewed. Ad include banners, in-line context text links, coupons, and search. The program will install an auto-updating background service that will update the software with additional features. The application setup.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. The program is a setup application that uses the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer.
Publisher:
Deals Avenue  (signed and verified)

Version:
2.0.5644.12288

MD5:
ecf86d0c9d876b5bd57d2ba2231bfb4d

SHA-1:
3701f4ef0ed24d4cdbc5b1d7d94fda4d52fe80af

SHA-256:
421d7cddc0eaf86598aa4cb32d25923aa27ca45b3737bcce7cff49d62dfe7e8c

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 6:29:53 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Yontoo (M)
17.2.23.11

File size:
292.4 KB (299,368 bytes)

Product version:
2015.06.15

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\inetcache\ie\{random}\setup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
3/24/2015 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/24/2016 6:59:59 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:
6/4/2014 6:58:31 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0x31E4

Entry point:
81, EC, 80, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, E0, 73, 40, 00, 33, F6, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, FF, 15, 30, 70, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 7C, 72, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, B8, 6C, 44, 00, E8, 1B, 25, 00, 00, 53, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, C0, 6B, 44, 00, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 50, 53, 68, DB, 73, 40, 00, FF, 15, 58, 71, 40, 00, 68, D0, 73, 40, 00, 68, C0, 2B, 44, 00, E8, 0D, 24, 00, 00, FF, 15, AC, 70, 40, 00, 50, BF, 00, F0, 46, 00, 57, E8, FB, 23, 00, 00...
 
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Entropy:
7.9401

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
22.5 KB (23,040 bytes)

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to wac.edgecastcdn.net  (72.21.81.13:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to service.yontoo.com  (8.25.35.148:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to api.yontoo.com  (8.25.35.15:80)

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