softonicdownloader_dla_real-player-sp.exe

Softonic International

This is the Download Manager that bundles the original software from the Softonic.com web site along with additional offers, mostly ad-supported browser extensions and utilities. While the original product is most likely clean, the Softonic Downloader is considered a PUP. The application softonicdownloader_dla_real-player-sp.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program 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 Softonic Downloader installer.
Publisher:
Softonic International  (signed and verified)

MD5:
7bc1430376f756b49638f2bed459e5f2

SHA-1:
79b681de80f9980e5b28128d68fbb22d9984936f

SHA-256:
eaa89f9dfdf8f516b54cf127298bd4ab8d31e5fe022b6922d4077071ac6a9e0b

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
Softonic Downloader is a download and install manager that provides users to the Softonic web site the ability to download 3rd-party software. During the installation the installer will show sponsored offers such as adware type toolbars and web browser extensions as well as other potentially unwanted applications. This type of software is typically known as an adware co-bundler. The downloader does not modify the original software.

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:
10/25/2020 1:31:33 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softonic (M)
17.3.15.18

File size:
286.3 KB (293,144 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Common path:
C:\Program Files\softonicdownloader_dla_real-player-sp.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
9/7/2009 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
9/8/2011 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 2009-2 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)09, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
707E68E6802EEDABC3757C9005AC1028

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
8/31/2010 6:09:56 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0x4BE6F0

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, D0, 87, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 40, B8, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 0F, C2, 4B, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, E4, 16, 04, 00, 56, 83, C3, 04, 53, 50, C7, 03, 03, 00, 02, 00, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 55, 57, 56, 53, 83, EC, 7C, 8B, 94, 24, 90, 00, 00, 00, C7, 44, 24, 74, 00, 00, 00, 00, C6, 44, 24, 73, 00, 8B, AC, 24, 9C, 00, 00, 00, 8D, 42, 04, 89, 44, 24, 78, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 0F, B6, 4A, 02, 89, C3, D3, E3, 89, D9, 49, 89, 4C, 24, 6C, 0F, B6, 4A...
 
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Code size:
268 KB (274,432 bytes)

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