cdvd.exe

Somoto Ltd.

Somoto uses a monetization platform known as the 'Better Installer' to provide the ability of 3rd party developers to bundle various adware packages through an affiliate pay-per-install program. The application cdvd.exe, “Powered by BetterInstaller” by Somoto has been detected as adware by 21 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 additional third party applications, mostly adware toolbars, with legitimate softare and may be installed without adequate user consent.
Publisher:
Somoto Ltd.  (signed and verified)

Description:
Powered by BetterInstaller

Version:
1.2.0.0

MD5:
a50fde7b6d8c848cc3446e888b0ff907

SHA-1:
11eaef3eaec96e46a36ffd49d0f488c55eb3ad84

SHA-256:
f5ccb597caebd5a09ab77df28f32b4a867fc8d1ebab7112150299be797c131a6

Scanner detections:
21 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Uses the Somoto 'BetterInstaller' to bundle additional (unwanted) software during install without adequate consent.

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:
4/24/2017 4:16:26 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Somoto
7.1.1

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/Somoto.Gen2
7.11.152.90

avast!
Win32:Somoto-B [PUP]
2014.9-140610

AVG
Generic
2015.0.3448

Clam AntiVirus
Win.Adware.Somoto
0.98/213

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.Somoto.A
18405

Dr.Web
Adware.Somoto.17
9.0.1.0161

ESET NOD32
Win32/Somoto (variant)
8.9877

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Somoto
6/10/2014

F-Prot
W32/SomotoBetterInstaller.A
v6.4.7.1.166

G Data
Win32.Application.Somoto
14.6.24

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.178.12257

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.178.12257

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.BetterInternet
14.0.0.3733

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Somoto
v2014.06.10.08

Panda Antivirus
PUP/MultiToolbar.A
14.06.10.08

Reason Heuristics
PUP.BetterInstaller.Somoto.E
14.8.7.17

Sophos
Somoto BetterInstaller
4.98

SUPERAntiSpyware
Adware.Somoto
10552

Vba32 AntiVirus
AdWare.BetterInternet
3.12.26.0

VIPRE Antivirus
BetterInstaller
29854

File size:
154.5 KB (158,208 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Somoto BetterInstaller

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\cdvd.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
9/19/2011 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
9/19/2014 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Somoto Ltd., O=Somoto Ltd., STREET=PO Box 58096, L=Tel Aviv, S=--, PostalCode=61580, C=IL

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

Serial number:
00841D099D16B738F34172FEEFE1D2574F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/17/2010 3:14:12 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.56

CTPH (ssdeep):
3072:S22ihA0m3BJP0A4EbE/VwAdUpYtVSwSC67gWKstU5S5dJ:NA0m3D0A4mEKtiVSV7xv8CdJ

Entry address:
0x39AC

Entry point:
55, 89, E5, 57, 56, 53, 81, EC, 7C, 01, 00, 00, E8, 97, 46, 00, 00, 83, EC, 0C, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, E8, 42, 43, 00, 00, 6A, 00, E8, AB, 46, 00, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 88, 4C, 42, 00, E8, B1, 28, 00, 00, 6A, 00, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, A3, 38, 4D, 42, 00, 8D, 85, 90, FE, FF, FF, 50, 6A, 00, 68, A4, A2, 40, 00, E8, F0, 45, 00, 00, 83, EC, 0C, 68, A5, A2, 40, 00, 68, 68, 4D, 42, 00, E8, EF, 2A, 00, 00, 83, C4, 18, E8, FE, 42, 00, 00, 52, 52, 50, 68, 00, D0, 42, 00, E8, DA, 2A, 00, 00, 57, 6A, 00, E8, 39, 42, 00, 00, 83...
 
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Entropy:
7.5673

Code size:
28.5 KB (29,184 bytes)

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