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:
2.0.5643.19484

MD5:
1dcbd5f172ec3437b62337ab2fba5a0e

SHA-1:
84644860fa2bc07893a007d92963fd9f46a846b5

SHA-256:
2d2f9ce27971badb139542707aad3a9b8d4d0dec50e4aca94168c726864967ad

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 5:39:28 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Yontoo (M)
17.2.14.0

File size:
292.4 KB (299,368 bytes)

Product version:
2015.06.14

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files\content.ie5\{random}\setup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
3/25/2015 11:00:00 AM

Valid to:
3/25/2016 10:59:59 AM

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:
6/5/2014 9:58:31 AM

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 file setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://cdn.dealsavenue.net/.../si

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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