sparklebox.exe

Toolbar

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 sparklebox.exe by ClientConnect 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. It is also typically executed from the user's temporary directory. While running, it connects to the Internet address cms.dmccint.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
ClientConnect Ltd.  (signed by ClientConnect LTD)

Product:
Toolbar

Description:
4.15.1.19

Version:
10.33.0.5

MD5:
de4a0b86b7dc2642fe63b9c293f6ffe6

SHA-1:
de85913ecc09660664a42eb070c4e69fe056dd08

SHA-256:
e6b57ec63f8a669561c7eef1ad57d6cd0e993d307827b931ec8137899f5fb1e4

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
This component is distributed and installed with the Conduit/Perion Toolbar platform.

Analysis date:
10/25/2021 1:54:30 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Conduit (M)
17.3.6.2

File size:
3.8 MB (3,985,016 bytes)

Product version:
10.33.0.5

Copyright:
© 2014 ClientConnect Ltd.

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

Language:
Language Neutral

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
2/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Valid to:
2/4/2016 11:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=ClientConnect LTD, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, OU=Trovi TB, 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:
43E7738E282F77369A5A4C0ED31A3C9F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/10/2010 1:19:31 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

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:
7.9991

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
25 KB (25,600 bytes)

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cms.dmccint.com  (23.67.242.80:80)

 
http://cms.dmccint.com/DynamicOffer/619437049/619458172/?mainofferId=619433615&CurrentStep=2&TotalSteps=4&DownloadBrowser=IE&CType=-1&UserMode=-1&DMVersion=1.3.1.19.619457038.01&Language=US-EN

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