General Info

File name

mHotspot_setup_latest_2.exe

Full analysis
https://app.any.run/tasks/0c02f848-be87-4025-92f1-e4360703edca
Verdict
Malicious activity
Analysis date
4/27/2019, 07:01:28
OS:
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (build: 7601, 32 bit)
Tags:

installer

adware

pua

lavasoft

loader

Indicators:

MIME:
application/x-dosexec
File info:
PE32 executable (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
MD5

67303e6191e0d251d7fbace129e7ba62

SHA1

1f6890b0cf4d6497c3a352e8ed033d44b8396d4a

SHA256

4e8bc297e8bbb7f2d818b55234a82e198667aa25d2c69785d121396108a7d08c

SSDEEP

24576:XG50ZfFK84agNXQ1g5JruMCapWPTFHic3wxqhade3e6FMoAmEkeEzFvlqOoP54jS:XG5UfgnZ5XWapKTX3phade3Fj3E6zF7Y

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Software environment set and analysis options

Launch configuration

Task duration
300 seconds
Additional time used
240 seconds
Fakenet option
off
Heavy Evaision option
off
MITM proxy
off
Route via Tor
off
Network geolocation
off
Privacy
Public submission
Autoconfirmation of UAC
on

Software preset

  • Internet Explorer 8.0.7601.17514
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC MUI (15.023.20070)
  • Adobe Flash Player 26 ActiveX (26.0.0.131)
  • Adobe Flash Player 26 NPAPI (26.0.0.131)
  • Adobe Flash Player 26 PPAPI (26.0.0.131)
  • Adobe Refresh Manager (1.8.0)
  • CCleaner (5.35)
  • FileZilla Client 3.36.0 (3.36.0)
  • Google Chrome (73.0.3683.75)
  • Google Update Helper (1.3.33.23)
  • Java 8 Update 92 (8.0.920.14)
  • Java Auto Updater (2.8.92.14)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 (4.6.01055)
  • Microsoft Office Access MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Single Image 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 (9.0.30729.6161)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 (10.0.40219)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) - 12.0.30501 (12.0.30501.0)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Additional Runtime - 12.0.21005 (12.0.21005)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Minimum Runtime - 12.0.21005 (12.0.21005)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (x86) - 14.15.26706 (14.15.26706.0)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 x86 Additional Runtime - 14.15.26706 (14.15.26706)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 x86 Minimum Runtime - 14.15.26706 (14.15.26706)
  • Mozilla Firefox 65.0.2 (x86 en-US) (65.0.2)
  • Notepad++ (32-bit x86) (7.5.1)
  • Opera 12.15 (12.15.1748)
  • Skype version 8.29 (8.29)
  • VLC media player (2.2.6)
  • WinRAR 5.60 (32-bit) (5.60.0)

Hotfixes

  • Client LanguagePack Package
  • Client Refresh LanguagePack Package
  • CodecPack Basic Package
  • Foundation Package
  • IE Troubleshooters Package
  • InternetExplorer Optional Package
  • KB2534111
  • KB2999226
  • KB976902
  • LocalPack AU Package
  • LocalPack CA Package
  • LocalPack GB Package
  • LocalPack US Package
  • LocalPack ZA Package
  • ProfessionalEdition
  • UltimateEdition

Behavior activities

MALICIOUS SUSPICIOUS INFO
Loads dropped or rewritten executable
  • aswEngSrv.exe (PID: 2116)
  • aswRunDll.exe (PID: 776)
  • engsup.exe (PID: 1256)
  • AvastSvc.exe (PID: 2624)
  • engsup.exe (PID: 1688)
  • avBugReport.exe (PID: 3160)
  • RegSvr.exe (PID: 184)
  • RegSvr.exe (PID: 1212)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2584)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2180)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2688)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 3952)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2460)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
  • WebCompanion.exe (PID: 1648)
  • Lavasoft.WCAssistant.WinService.exe (PID: 2228)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 2456)
  • SpareioWinService.exe (PID: 876)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 3884)
  • WebCompanion.exe (PID: 3524)
  • SpareioInstaller.exe (PID: 2068)
  • WebCompanionInstaller.exe (PID: 2920)
  • GenericSetup.exe (PID: 1740)
Application was dropped or rewritten from another process
  • overseer.exe (PID: 2988)
  • AvastNM.exe (PID: 2428)
  • AvastSvc.exe (PID: 2624)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 1524)
  • aswEngSrv.exe (PID: 2116)
  • wsc_proxy.exe (PID: 836)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 3664)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 3812)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 460)
  • avBugReport.exe (PID: 3160)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 3952)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2688)
  • mHotspot.exe (PID: 3764)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2584)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2180)
  • SetupInf.exe (PID: 3172)
  • SetupInf.exe (PID: 3712)
  • sbr.exe (PID: 4080)
  • avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe (PID: 2448)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2460)
  • SetupInf.exe (PID: 3984)
  • SetupInf.exe (PID: 3936)
  • WebCompanion.exe (PID: 1648)
  • Ad-Aware Web Companion.exe (PID: 3188)
  • 0gbxa5iq.0v3.exe (PID: 3956)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 2456)
  • SpareioWinService.exe (PID: 876)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 3884)
  • Lavasoft.WCAssistant.WinService.exe (PID: 2228)
  • WebCompanion.exe (PID: 3524)
  • SpareioInstaller.exe (PID: 2068)
  • SpareioInstaller.exe (PID: 1832)
  • WebCompanionInstaller.exe (PID: 2920)
  • c4c554lp.hmc.exe (PID: 2820)
  • wwqbmdhq.ctz.exe (PID: 1972)
  • Carrier.exe (PID: 3932)
  • installer.exe (PID: 948)
  • GenericSetup.exe (PID: 1740)
Loads the Task Scheduler COM API
  • overseer.exe (PID: 2988)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 920)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2688)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2180)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 3664)
Changes settings of System certificates
  • AvastSvc.exe (PID: 2624)
  • wwqbmdhq.ctz.exe (PID: 1972)
  • GenericSetup.exe (PID: 1740)
Downloads executable files from the Internet
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 3664)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2688)
  • 0gbxa5iq.0v3.exe (PID: 3956)
  • GenericSetup.exe (PID: 1740)
Changes the autorun value in the registry
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 2456)
  • WebCompanion.exe (PID: 3524)
Changes internet zones settings
  • WebCompanionInstaller.exe (PID: 2920)
LAVASOFT was detected
  • installer.exe (PID: 948)
Low-level read access rights to disk partition
  • overseer.exe (PID: 2988)
  • AvastSvc.exe (PID: 2624)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 920)
  • avBugReport.exe (PID: 3160)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2584)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2688)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 3952)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 1524)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 3664)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 3812)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 460)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
  • avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe (PID: 2448)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2460)
  • 0gbxa5iq.0v3.exe (PID: 3956)
Creates files in the program directory
  • AvastNM.exe (PID: 2428)
  • dw20.exe (PID: 1464)
  • engsup.exe (PID: 1256)
  • engsup.exe (PID: 1688)
  • wsc_proxy.exe (PID: 836)
  • AvastSvc.exe (PID: 2624)
  • avBugReport.exe (PID: 3160)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 920)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 3664)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 3812)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 460)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2180)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2460)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2688)
  • avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe (PID: 2448)
  • Lavasoft.WCAssistant.WinService.exe (PID: 2228)
  • WebCompanion.exe (PID: 1648)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 2456)
  • WebCompanion.exe (PID: 3524)
  • SpareioWinService.exe (PID: 876)
  • SpareioInstaller.exe (PID: 2068)
  • WebCompanionInstaller.exe (PID: 2920)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
Creates COM task schedule object
  • RegSvr.exe (PID: 1212)
  • RegSvr.exe (PID: 184)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
Executable content was dropped or overwritten
  • AvastSvc.exe (PID: 2624)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2584)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2688)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 460)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 3812)
  • SpareioWinService.exe (PID: 876)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2460)
  • 0gbxa5iq.0v3.exe (PID: 3956)
  • avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe (PID: 2448)
  • WebCompanionInstaller.exe (PID: 2920)
  • SpareioInstaller.exe (PID: 2068)
  • wwqbmdhq.ctz.exe (PID: 1972)
  • SpareioInstaller.exe (PID: 1832)
  • c4c554lp.hmc.exe (PID: 2820)
  • GenericSetup.exe (PID: 1740)
  • Carrier.exe (PID: 3932)
  • Carrier.tmp (PID: 2828)
  • mHotspot_setup_latest_2.exe (PID: 2408)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
Reads the cookies of Mozilla Firefox
  • engsup.exe (PID: 1688)
Reads Internet Cache Settings
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 3884)
Reads the cookies of Google Chrome
  • engsup.exe (PID: 1688)
Reads Environment values
  • AvastSvc.exe (PID: 2624)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 3884)
  • SpareioWinService.exe (PID: 876)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 2456)
  • SpareioInstaller.exe (PID: 2068)
  • GenericSetup.exe (PID: 1740)
Removes files from Windows directory
  • avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe (PID: 2448)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2688)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2460)
  • Lavasoft.WCAssistant.WinService.exe (PID: 2228)
  • WebCompanionInstaller.exe (PID: 2920)
Creates files in the Windows directory
  • AvastSvc.exe (PID: 2624)
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2688)
  • avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe (PID: 2448)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2460)
  • WebCompanion.exe (PID: 3524)
  • Lavasoft.WCAssistant.WinService.exe (PID: 2228)
  • 0gbxa5iq.0v3.exe (PID: 3956)
  • WebCompanionInstaller.exe (PID: 2920)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
Creates or modifies windows services
  • AvastSvc.exe (PID: 2624)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
Creates files in the driver directory
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2688)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
Creates a software uninstall entry
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2584)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
  • SpareioInstaller.exe (PID: 2068)
  • WebCompanionInstaller.exe (PID: 2920)
Application launched itself
  • AvEmUpdate.exe (PID: 2688)
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 3664)
Starts itself from another location
  • CCUpdate.exe (PID: 3812)
  • instup.exe (PID: 2460)
Modifies the open verb of a shell class
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
Starts CMD.EXE for commands execution
  • Lavasoft.WCAssistant.WinService.exe (PID: 2228)
  • WebCompanionInstaller.exe (PID: 2920)
  • SpareioWinService.exe (PID: 876)
  • GenericSetup.exe (PID: 1740)
Uses NETSH.EXE for network configuration
  • cmd.exe (PID: 2148)
  • cmd.exe (PID: 4008)
  • cmd.exe (PID: 3404)
Changes the started page of IE
  • WebCompanion.exe (PID: 3524)
Searches for installed software
  • SpareioInstaller.exe (PID: 2068)
  • SpareioWinService.exe (PID: 876)
  • GenericSetup.exe (PID: 1740)
Creates files in the user directory
  • WebCompanion.exe (PID: 3524)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 3884)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 2456)
  • WebCompanionInstaller.exe (PID: 2920)
  • SpareioWinService.exe (PID: 876)
Starts SC.EXE for service management
  • SpareioInstaller.exe (PID: 2068)
  • WebCompanionInstaller.exe (PID: 2920)
Adds / modifies Windows certificates
  • wwqbmdhq.ctz.exe (PID: 1972)
  • GenericSetup.exe (PID: 1740)
Starts Internet Explorer
  • Carrier.tmp (PID: 2828)
Reads the Windows organization settings
  • GenericSetup.exe (PID: 1740)
Reads Windows owner or organization settings
  • GenericSetup.exe (PID: 1740)
Application was crashed
  • mHotspot.exe (PID: 3764)
Reads settings of System Certificates
  • SpareioWinService.exe (PID: 876)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 3884)
  • Spareio.exe (PID: 2456)
  • SpareioInstaller.exe (PID: 2068)
Creates files in the user directory
  • iexplore.exe (PID: 916)
  • iexplore.exe (PID: 3120)
Reads internet explorer settings
  • iexplore.exe (PID: 916)
  • iexplore.exe (PID: 2452)
Application launched itself
  • iexplore.exe (PID: 3120)
Reads Internet Cache Settings
  • iexplore.exe (PID: 916)
  • iexplore.exe (PID: 2452)
Dropped object may contain Bitcoin addresses
  • instup.exe (PID: 2156)
  • WebCompanion.exe (PID: 3524)
  • SpareioInstaller.exe (PID: 2068)
  • WebCompanionInstaller.exe (PID: 2920)
Adds / modifies Windows certificates
  • iexplore.exe (PID: 2452)
Changes settings of System certificates
  • iexplore.exe (PID: 2452)
Creates a software uninstall entry
  • Carrier.tmp (PID: 2828)
Loads dropped or rewritten executable
  • Carrier.tmp (PID: 2828)
Application was dropped or rewritten from another process
  • Carrier.tmp (PID: 2828)
Changes internet zones settings
  • iexplore.exe (PID: 3120)
Creates files in the program directory
  • Carrier.tmp (PID: 2828)

Find more information about signature artifacts and mapping to MITRE ATT&CK™ MATRIX at the full report

Static information

TRiD
.exe
|   InstallShield setup (36.8%)
.exe
|   Win32 Executable MS Visual C++ (generic) (26.6%)
.exe
|   Win64 Executable (generic) (23.6%)
.dll
|   Win32 Dynamic Link Library (generic) (5.6%)
.exe
|   Win32 Executable (generic) (3.8%)
EXIF
EXE
MachineType:
Intel 386 or later, and compatibles
TimeStamp:
2011:04:18 20:54:06+02:00
PEType:
PE32
LinkerVersion:
6
CodeSize:
104448
InitializedDataSize:
83968
UninitializedDataSize:
null
EntryPoint:
0x148d4
OSVersion:
4
ImageVersion:
null
SubsystemVersion:
4
Subsystem:
Windows GUI
FileVersionNumber:
7.8.8.9
ProductVersionNumber:
7.8.8.9
FileFlagsMask:
0x003f
FileFlags:
(none)
FileOS:
Windows NT 32-bit
ObjectFileType:
Executable application
FileSubtype:
null
LanguageCode:
English (U.S.)
CharacterSet:
Unicode
FileVersion:
7.8.8.9
ProductVersion:
7.8.8.9
CompanyName:
1BN Software & IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
FileDescription:
mHotspot Setup
InternalName:
null
LegalCopyright:
null
OriginalFileName:
null
ProductName:
mHotspot

Screenshots

Processes

Total processes
129
Monitored processes
76
Malicious processes
33
Suspicious processes
6

Behavior graph

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