vc_redist(x64).exe

The application vc_redist(x64).exe has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 28 anti-malware scanners. It is set to automatically start when a user logs into Windows via the current user run registry key under the display name ‘Visual C++ Redistributable 2010 - x64’. This is a malicious Bitcoin miner. Bitcoin-mining malware is designed to force computers to generate Bitcoins for cybercriminals' use and consumes computing power. While running, it connects to the Internet address ip-172-26-136-19.ec2.internal on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
MD5:
b548d37e703007704d43c1e1b3c689b7

SHA-1:
0b95433f5e88cce43cd48830828d46c47939b909

SHA-256:
19d17eeead1f06f85cca1fd86408ee2c93a17ca84a644e7805d6e1c0b255caac

Scanner detections:
28 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
The program will mine for BitCoins using the computer's GPU in the background and may be installed and run without the user's knowledge.

Analysis date:
11/29/2021 7:10:57 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Trojan.Generic.11130624
918

Agnitum Outpost
Trojan.Graftor
7.1.1

AhnLab V3 Security
Trojan/Win32.BitCoinMiner
14.07.31

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/Graftor.120316.25
7.11.128.170

avast!
Java:BitCoinMiner-A [PUP]
2014.9-140731

Baidu Antivirus
Hacktool.Win32.Sniffer
4.0.3.14731

Bitdefender
Trojan.Generic.11130624
1.0.20.1060

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.BitCoinMiner.~JO
17723

Dr.Web
Tool.BtcMine.83
9.0.1.0212

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Trojan.Generic.11130624
8.14.07.31.06

ESET NOD32
Win32/CoinMiner.MB (variant)
8.9728

Fortinet FortiGate
W32/CoinMiner.MB!tr
7/31/2014

F-Secure
Trojan.Generic.11130624
11.2014-31-07_5

G Data
Trojan.Generic.11130624
14.7.24

IKARUS anti.virus
Trojan.SuspectCRC
t3scan.1.6.1.0

K7 AntiVirus
Trojan
13.175.11046

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:NetTool.Win32.Sniffer
14.0.0.3476

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Cgminer
v2014.07.31.06

McAfee
Artemis!A6C13156E631
5600.7052

MicroWorld eScan
Trojan.Generic.11130624
15.0.0.636

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.BitCoinMiner.cqzktk
0.28.0.57473

nProtect
Trojan.Generic.11130624
14.04.27.01

Panda Antivirus
Trj/Genetic.gen
14.07.31.06

Qihoo 360 Security
Win32/Virus.Sniffer.b91
1.0.0.1015

Quick Heal
NetTool.Sniffer.g8 (Not a Virus)
7.14.14.00

Sophos
Generic PUA MD
4.97

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.R08NH07B214
7.2.212

VIPRE Antivirus
Trojan.Win32.Generic
28622

File size:
2.7 MB (2,784,768 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\roaming\vc_redist(x64).exe

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/20/1992 12:22:17 AM

OS version:
1.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
49152:Nfm9P4QIjvzui9NFZEv5heTP/MPEtMswFUlVGBjXQuxiMJbEt:Nfm9gSi0hhQ8EybUlVyXTLw

Entry address:
0x2473C

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, F0, 33, C0, 89, 45, F0, B8, 84, 44, 42, 00, E8, FF, 03, FE, FF, 33, C0, 55, 68, E4, 47, 42, 00, 64, FF, 30, 64, 89, 20, 8D, 55, F0, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, E8, 50, 23, FE, FF, 8B, 45, F0, BA, F8, 47, 42, 00, E8, DF, EB, FD, FF, 75, 18, 6A, 00, 68, FC, 47, 42, 00, 68, 08, 48, 42, 00, 6A, 00, E8, FE, 08, FE, FF, E8, FD, E7, FD, FF, B2, 01, A1, 44, ED, 41, 00, E8, 0D, A6, FF, FF, 8B, 15, 38, 58, 42, 00, 89, 02, A1, 38, 58, 42, 00, 8B, 00, 8B, 40, 04, E8, 26, 8D, FE, FF, A1, 5C, 58, 42, 00, E8...
 
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Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C++

Code size:
142.5 KB (145,920 bytes)

Startup File (User Run)
Registry location:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Name:
Visual C++ Redistributable 2010 - x64

Command:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\roaming\vc_redist(x64).exe


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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ip-172-26-136-17.ec2.internal  (172.26.136.17:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-72-52-58.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com  (54.72.52.58:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ip-172-26-136-19.ec2.internal  (172.26.136.19:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ip-50-63-202-63.ip.secureserver.net  (50.63.202.63:80)

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