{blocked}.exe

Softonic International

This is the Download Manager that bundles the original software from the Softonic.com web site along with additional offers, mostly ad-supported browser extensions and utilities. The bundled software (which is actually not included in this file but downloaded) is most likely clean, the downloader is ad-supported. The application {blocked}.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 17 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer.
Publisher:
Softonic International  (signed and verified)

MD5:
e4a1276a00a7ffa1802acb06654e7409

SHA-1:
d43706a33c7154bbe6c2e81f574d981de5cdc492

SHA-256:
15034c6d5182ee8f569d2cc1182a2a5eb07e7311bd50c0958b51e7ae08fad29c

Scanner detections:
17 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
Softonic Downloader is a download and install manager that provides users to the Softonic web site the ability to download 3rd-party software. During the installation the installer will show sponsored offers such as adware type toolbars and web browser extensions as well as other potentially unwanted applications. The downloader does not modify the original software.

Description:
This 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
10/24/2017 7:02:30 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

Antiy Labs AVL
RiskWare[Downloader]/Win32.Softonic.c
1.0.0.1

avast!
PUP-gen [PUP]
150602-1

AVG
Softonic
2016.0.3075

Bkav FE
W32.HfsAdware
1.3.0.6379

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.10509
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.A potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

F-Prot
W32/A-4359505d
v6.4.7.1.166

G Data
Win32.Adware.Softonic
15.6.25

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.205.16276

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.205.16274

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Softonic
15.0.0.543

Quick Heal
PUA.Softonicin1.Gen
6.15.14.00

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic
15.6.17.15

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.SoftonicDownloader!6.975
23.00.65.15615

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4150696
40830

Zillya! Antivirus
Downloader.Softonic.Win32.8
2.0.0.2230

File size:
297.8 KB (304,968 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_fuer_hard-drive-scandisk-pro.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
9/7/2009 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
9/8/2011 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Softonic International, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Softonic International, L=Barcelona, S=Barcelona, C=ES

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)09, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
707E68E6802EEDABC3757C9005AC1028

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/12/2011 9:51:34 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:5kjpJyVsqnF8CsKvgKyvg9YG7n7Ke2aWaW2/y3DoSgJF:YMVTzQKyQl2sL0DoSgJF

Entry address:
0x4C7490

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 30, 88, 00, 8D, BE, 00, E0, B7, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, A5, 52, 4C, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 84, 44, 04, 00, 56, 83, C3, 04, 53, 50, C7, 03, 03, 00, 02, 00, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 55, 57, 56, 53, 83, EC, 7C, 8B, 94, 24, 90, 00, 00, 00, C7, 44, 24, 74, 00, 00, 00, 00, C6, 44, 24, 73, 00, 8B, AC, 24, 9C, 00, 00, 00, 8D, 42, 04, 89, 44, 24, 78, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 0F, B6, 4A, 02, 89, C3, D3, E3, 89, D9, 49, 89, 4C, 24, 6C, 0F, B6, 4A...
 
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Code size:
280 KB (286,720 bytes)

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to www.softonic.de  (46.28.209.20:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-240-190-28.jfk6.r.cloudfront.net  (54.240.190.28:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to qd-in-f156.1e100.net  (64.233.171.156:443)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to lga15s48-in-f30.1e100.net  (173.194.123.94:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-204-27-236.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (54.204.27.236:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to commoncobs.softonic.com  (46.28.209.1:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to a23-62-236-163.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (23.62.236.163:80)

TCP (HTTP):

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to a23-13-165-163.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com  (23.13.165.163:80)

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