pdfcreatorsetup.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 pdfcreatorsetup.exe, “Powered by BetterInstaller” by Somoto has been detected as adware by 26 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Somoto BetterInstaller installer. Includes the Somoto BetterInstaller, an adware installer that will bundle offers for additional third party applications, mostly adware toolbars, with legitimate softare and may be installed without adequate user consent.
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Publisher:
Somoto Ltd.  (signed and verified)

Description:
Powered by BetterInstaller

Version:
2.0.0.0

MD5:
478f5b43de87597b48926e2a34532ca1

SHA-1:
6eb62f6a07153d2b73daa7d297a49ba10d99aa0d

SHA-256:
86862fd0713f628e3dd519a7352b1298285c291c229e8c22f8d0350a37d5129d

Scanner detections:
26 / 68

Status:
Adware

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

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:
12/9/2016 6:27:34 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Application.Bundler.Somoto.A
969

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Somoto
7.1.1

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/Somoto.Gen2
7.11.154.46

avast!
PUP-gen [PUP]
140608-0

AVG
Adware AdInstaller.Somoto
2014.0.3955

Bitdefender
Application.Bundler.Somoto.A
1.0.20.805

Clam AntiVirus
Adware.Somoto-1
0.98/19073

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.Somoto.A
18501

Dr.Web
Adware.Somoto.17
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/Somoto.A potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Somoto
6/10/2014

F-Prot
W32/SomotoBetterInstaller.A
4.6.5.141

F-Secure
Application.Bundler.Somoto
11.2014-10-06_3

G Data
Application.Bundler.Somoto
14.6.24

K7 AntiVirus
Trojan
13.1712358

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Trojan
13.1712358

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.NSIS.Agent
15.0.0.463

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Somoto.A
v2014.06.10.01

MicroWorld eScan
Application.Bundler.Somoto.A
15.0.0.483

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Somoto.cspere
0.28.0.60253

Panda Antivirus
PUP/MultiToolbar.A
14.06.10.01

Reason Heuristics
PUP.BetterInstaller.Somoto.P
14.8.7.17

Sophos
Somoto BetterInstaller
4.98

SUPERAntiSpyware
Adware.Somoto/Variant
10552

Vba32 AntiVirus
Downloader.Agent
3.12.26.0

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4783461
30086

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File size:
158.8 KB (162,592 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Somoto BetterInstaller

Language:
Language Neutral

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\pdfcreatorsetup.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:B22ihA0m3BJf0vfXaTZ1ybnXxAXXeqkQ8IbmmYI9fk+u9vfCL+y3:iA0m3T0vfKTWNAXuqPNbHdm+WvfC5

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 pdfcreatorsetup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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