Perion Network Ltd

Domain Information

Soft-Now is operated by Perion Networks, a monitization and distribution platform. SweetPacks distribuetd bundled software included a toolbar and additional (potentially unwanted) set of utilities. The domain registered by Perion Network Ltd was initially registered in May of 2014 through GODADDY.COM, LLC. This domain has been seen distributing various forms of adware and potentially unwanted programs directly or through packaged installations. The hosted servers are located in Dublin, Dublin City within Ireland which resides on the Amazon Technologies Inc. network. The domain uses the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform from the EU (Ireland) region datacenter. The domain is associated with the publisher Perion Network Ltd. who is located in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Server location:
Dublin City, Ireland (IE)

Create date:
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Expires date:
Friday, May 29, 2015

Updated date:
Thursday, May 29, 2014

AS16509 AMAZON-02 -, Inc.,US

The domain has been seen to resolve to the following 2 IP addresses.
July 9, 2014
July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014


Google Analytics:

“Soft-Now: Freeware and Trialware Downloads”

“Software catalog with tens of thousands of freeware, shareware and trialware listings. Free software downloads. New listings are added daily!”

Amazon Web Services (AWS), running an EC2 instance

Web server:
Microsoft-IIS/7.5 (ASP.NET) (Version: 4.0.30319)

Notes from the site - “Soft-Now is distributing modified installers which differ from the originals but are compliant with the original software manufacturer's policies. Download manager™ is an install manager that will manage the installation of your selected software. In addition to managing the installation of your selected software, Download manager™ will make recommendations for additional free software that you may be interested in. Additional software may include toolbars, browser add-ons, game applications, anti-virus applications, and other types of applications. You are not required to install any additional software to receive your selected software. You can completely remove the program at any time in Windows' Add/Remove Programs.”