ffsetup3_downloader-0ge8gpkf.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 ffsetup3_downloader-0ge8gpkf.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. According to AVG, this software downloads additional adware offers during setup. The file has been seen being downloaded from fileforever.net.
Publisher:
Somoto Israel  (signed and verified)

MD5:
9eb60dc089b3f7790db731af06d01778

SHA-1:
7b93a0913d468d30a814e74f2fb5bf04fb553362

SHA-256:
8fb17ba1634f4a3c5145bc710fedb733258d2d3f8c6e80e7d283b3deb3d38fb3

Scanner detections:
15 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

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:
11/24/2017 1:18:39 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Antiy Labs AVL
Riskware[:not-a-virus]/Win32.Mazel.a
0.1.0.1

avast!
Win32:Somoto-O [PUP]
2014.9-140416

AVG
Downloader
2015.0.3502

Clam AntiVirus
Trojan.Agent-267630
0.98/18355

Dr.Web
Trojan.MulDrop4.11744
9.0.1.0106

ESET NOD32
Win32/Somoto
8.9684

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.176.11777

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.176.11777

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Somoto
v2014.04.16.12

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Nsis.Mazel.cwhyud
0.28.0.59288

Panda Antivirus
PUP/MultiToolbar.A
14.04.16.12

Qihoo 360 Security
Win32/Virus.Downloader.394
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.SomotoIsrael.CC
14.8.7.17

Sophos
Somoto BetterInstaller
4.98

VIPRE Antivirus
BetterInstaller
28282

File size:
231.4 KB (236,920 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Somoto BetterInstaller

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\ffsetup3_downloader-0ge8gpkf.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

Valid to:
7/8/2018 11:59:59 PM

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 9:14:15 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.56

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:oJ380o+GMY0Zq7H5CjU6Qoqw4pWzptWWgAPZ:oF80o+G7RZWfVqw4Y2Wx

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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Code size:
30 KB (30,720 bytes)

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