microsoftoffice2007servicepack_downloader_by_downloadnetpl.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 microsoftoffice2007servicepack_downloader_by_downloadnetpl.exe, “Powered by BetterInstaller” 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.
Publisher:
Somoto Ltd.  (signed and verified)

Description:
Powered by BetterInstaller

Version:
2.0.0.0

MD5:
f4c3d2d8e0f7b8483c7d07217d65eea8

SHA-1:
86e918d47f2ae62e052b97dd5eb496c70d1c94ff

SHA-256:
4fa1038d3fe0be29b188e9c0c027b17b9b4493a6b774a69f0771ba376595f606

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 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:
9/26/2018 12:12:21 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Somoto.Bundler (M)
16.4.27.10

File size:
162.8 KB (166,696 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Somoto BetterInstaller

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\microsoftoffice2007servicepack_downloader_by_downloadnetpl.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
9/20/2011 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
9/20/2014 1:59:59 AM

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 10:14:12 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.56

CTPH (ssdeep):
3072:p22ihA0m3BJf0vXzWBSzGhbuL9lj5binlxjXaY6io/1YYpU5V3Y4Il3p5L:qA0m3T0vfagTjpWjqYUqLINl3TL

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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Code size:
28.5 KB (29,184 bytes)

The file microsoftoffice2007servicepack_downloader_by_downloadnetpl.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.