openoffice setup.exe

Zulu Soft SRL

This the Soft32 ad-supported download manager that bundles additional PUP offers. "During the download process we may show commercial offers, such as a toolbar or other browser add-ons. The download manager is in no way affiliated or endorsed by the author of this product." The application openoffice setup.exe by Zulu Soft SRL 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 Soft32 Download Manager installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as the free Apache OpenOffice but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Zulu Soft SRL  (signed and verified)

MD5:
0e119cc9b611eb53bc536bfb81f7d4ea

SHA-1:
2a7b3ba05446b992fe1dff55b21c322ba58081fa

SHA-256:
da6bd991a93df7af28b55e17551b03569fdcc661eb05bbbbc5cf586641bff7f7

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
The setup file is part of the Soft32.com download and install manager. It is an ad-supported installer and attempts to get the user to install various adware toolbars, browser add-ons, game applications or other potentially unwanted programs. If a sponsored software offer such as a toolbar is installed it might change the User’s home page, default search settings and 404 traffic. Note, the software installed by Soft32 is probably safe, just the installer is unwanted.

Description:
This is an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
8/15/2018 9:32:07 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Downloader.Bundler.Soft32.Installer (M)
16.4.1.2

File size:
545 KB (558,048 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Soft32 Download Manager (using Nullsoft Install System)

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Symantec Corporation

Valid from:
6/4/2013 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
6/18/2016 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Zulu Soft SRL, O=Zulu Soft SRL, L=Sibiu, S=Sibiu, C=RO, SERIALNUMBER=J32/987/2007, OID.2.5.4.15=Private Organization, OID.1.3.6.1.4.1.311.60.2.1.3=RO

Issuer:
CN=Symantec Class 3 Extended Validation Code Signing CA, OU=Symantec Trust Network, O=Symantec Corporation, C=US

Serial number:
22D4D7E5042BE9C2999CB05C4CA2BB4F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/5/2009 11:50:52 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:sAXEnYFv6k+DGSmJ3fHKlsLHvBZHHLqXuOSsCONqJvzMgmF:x7zYL8H2EBZUQoILDm

Entry address:
0x30FA

Entry point:
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Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)

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