arabic_downloader-3ecsashx.exe

Somoto Israel

This is the Somoto BetterInstaller, an installer that bundles applications with offers for additional 3rd party software, mostly unwanted adware, and may be installed without consent. The application arabic_downloader-3ecsashx.exe by Somoto Israel has been detected as adware by 15 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Somoto BetterInstaller installer. Includes the Somoto BetterInstaller, an adware installer that will bundle offers for third party applications, mostly adware toolbars, with legitimate softare. These offers are typically installed onto users' PCs by default, but may include an option to 'opt-out' during or after the installation process.
Publisher:
Somoto Israel  (signed and verified)

MD5:
1f848797bad140e00daf0cd5af724dec

SHA-1:
71bb398744f96283f11a0f383f788c34496538a2

SHA-256:
27c9afe620abd4c69f474991e6a41a8ff78fcb16f167662c00073fa5b8fcd420

Scanner detections:
15 / 68

Status:
Adware

Description:
This is also known as bundleware, or downloadware, which is an downloader designed to simply deliver ad-supported offers in the setup routine of an otherwise legitimate software.

Analysis date:
11/24/2017 3:15:32 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Antiy Labs AVL
Trojan/Win32.Sefnit.gen
2.0.3.7

Clam AntiVirus
Trojan.Agent-267630
0.98/18155

Commtouch SDK
W32/Sefnit.ZOEY-4762
5.4.1.7

Dr.Web
Trojan.MulDrop4.11744
9.0.1.0108

ESET NOD32
Win32/Somoto
8.9300

F-Prot
W32/Sefnit.C
v6.4.7.1.166

K7 AntiVirus
Trojan
13.175.10867

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.175.10867

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Somoto
v2014.04.18.03

McAfee
Artemis!1F848797BAD1
5600.7156

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!1F848797BAD1
7.7156

Panda Antivirus
Adware/MultiToolbar
14.04.18.03

Reason Heuristics
PUP.SomotoIsrael.AA
14.8.7.17

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0101
7.2.108

VIPRE Antivirus
Trojan.Win32.Generic
25484

File size:
222.5 KB (227,800 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Somoto BetterInstaller

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\arabic_downloader-3ecsashx.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
7/8/2013 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
7/9/2018 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Somoto Israel, O=Somoto Israel, STREET=Habarzel 32, L=Tel Aviv, S=--, PostalCode=69700, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
74F2E607D2905C0E3EA9C8AB59942D25

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/17/2010 11:14:15 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.56

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:zJ380oTsY0ZqafbB4dmozsGUOJEZaRVEG7AgAP3:zF80o/AB4droLKEcWv

Entry address:
0x380C

Entry point:
55, 89, E5, 57, 56, 53, 81, EC, 7C, 01, 00, 00, E8, 87, 4D, 00, 00, 83, EC, 0C, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, E8, 2A, 4A, 00, 00, 6A, 00, E8, 9B, 4D, 00, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 28, F9, 42, 00, E8, B1, 28, 00, 00, 6A, 00, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, D8, F9, 42, 00, 8D, 85, 90, FE, FF, FF, 50, 6A, 00, 68, 4C, A2, 40, 00, E8, E0, 4C, 00, 00, 83, EC, 0C, 68, 4D, A2, 40, 00, 68, 08, FA, 42, 00, E8, EF, 2A, 00, 00, 83, C4, 18, E8, E6, 49, 00, 00, 52, 52, 50, 68, 00, 80, 43, 00, E8, DA, 2A, 00, 00, 57, 6A, 00, E8, 29, 49, 00, 00, 83...
 
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Entropy:
7.7480  (probably packed)

Code size:
30 KB (30,720 bytes)

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