flvplayer_downloader-n8smc50mq.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 flvplayer_downloader-n8smc50mq.exe by Somoto has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the Somoto BetterInstaller installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from downloadvale.com.
Publisher:
Somoto Ltd.  (signed and verified)

MD5:
fba72f97e5e42cf7dd4505bc0d4d4a08

SHA-1:
86b9d7ebdf6cbdc0511ed4c25f8742c2ce2f3a16

SHA-256:
0bed7d2a5618407d3978c803b0c5cc117f698b4a3c30274935229718ae427f2a

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

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:
10/22/2017 11:15:59 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Somoto.Bundler (M)
16.2.3.23

File size:
220 KB (225,312 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Somoto BetterInstaller

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\flvplayer_downloader-n8smc50mq.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
7/1/2014 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
7/2/2015 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Somoto Ltd., O=Somoto Ltd., L=Tel Aviv, S=Israel, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
6A0C39D0252522A9C448352858ACAACB

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/17/2010 4:14:12 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.56

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:6A0m3D0odlueT3+vM0kuSboBGL2jGQ/ODLq:6A0iD0odlueT3+UdHMBIGODG

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:
7.7520  (probably packed)

Code size:
28.5 KB (29,184 bytes)

The file flvplayer_downloader-n8smc50mq.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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