Softonic.exe

Softonic International

The application Softonic.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 2 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer. This file is typically installed with the program Softonic for Windows by Softonic International S.L..
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Publisher:
Softonic  (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic

Version:
1, 4, 1, 0

MD5:
eb533ec9fe93ba592a79687ca8ff80ac

SHA-1:
db83462e80cfbb55a71bb22a419ca81e745feb0f

SHA-256:
ae3837008b74ef62f821e02c8c1dd1f285c227364f60190b96b34c225d788e25

Scanner detections:
2 / 68

Status:
Potentially 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:
12/7/2016 9:44:39 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Bkav FE
W32.HfsAutoA
1.3.0.4923

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.I
14.6.10.13

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File size:
3.6 MB (3,792,952 bytes)

Product version:
1, 4, 1, 0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2012

Original file name:
Softonic.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanish

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\softonic\softonic.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

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

Valid to:
9/7/2013 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Softonic International, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Softonic International, L=Barcelona, S=Barcelona, C=ES

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
2A56CB1B389346B3ED08FF404A771E62

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/8/2012 6:02:30 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
98304:Qnf1ipVu/kzPFq7Fv9PMbTs8hj0XQk9E1L/p5f/Vty2feYmvMlLr6LLLXLL1LLLY:uoujJuPQL9E1bp9nl4P2BOhERxDj

Entry address:
0x1F47DA

Entry point:
E8, F7, 3A, 01, 00, E9, 78, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 51, 83, 65, FC, 00, 56, 8D, 45, FC, 50, FF, 75, 0C, FF, 75, 08, E8, 6E, 3B, 01, 00, 8B, F0, 83, C4, 0C, 85, F6, 75, 18, 39, 45, FC, 74, 13, E8, 3E, 23, 00, 00, 85, C0, 74, 0A, E8, 35, 23, 00, 00, 8B, 4D, FC, 89, 08, 8B, C6, 5E, C9, C3, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 10, 8B, 4D, 08, 53, 8B, 5D, 0C, 56, 57, 33, FF, 89, 4D, F8, 89, 5D, FC, 39, 7D, 10, 74, 21, 39, 7D, 14, 74, 1C, 3B, CF, 75, 1F, E8, FF, 22, 00, 00, 57, 57, 57, 57, C7, 00, 16, 00, 00, 00...
 
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Code size:
2.4 MB (2,495,488 bytes)

The file Softonic.exe has been discovered within the following program.

Softonic for Windows  by Softonic International S.L.
Publisher's description - “Discover great software as well as amazing editorial reviews, tips, tutorials and videos right on your PC desktop. It doesn’t matter what you use your PC for, with Softonic you will be able to find new software from the huge selection of the Softonic catalogue.”
en.softonic.com/about
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