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:
a696ef0dcc559e59b2936d8b29ff4025

SHA-1:
ba9a366593de0081c6eca954d069b1000ddd2d51

SHA-256:
e8753cd3ff71b4ae4704c694030e1a0c049ed937fdeb004a12d9117015e8113e

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 '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:
10/20/2018 2:12:49 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Downloader.Bundler.Soft32.Installer (M)
16.5.22.11

File size:
844.8 KB (865,112 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:
5/20/2013 1:53:02 AM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:Q8P5WL11hzb/ujoHQAihnOKURJ/CxmNB:T851h/1HZQOzRJqc

Entry address:
0x310B

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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