softonicdownloader_dla_spss.exe

Softonic Downloader

Softonic International

This is the Download Manager localized to Hiszpanski 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_spss.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 13 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer.
Publisher:
Softonic   (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1.40.7.0

MD5:
6d174eca52bef139d0bc27b398e6950e

SHA-1:
000e6f85e7f8855b16783648a997efb5b84db24c

SHA-256:
255fe6ef4580bf382106eaf4d1374b68c82663d4d2ef4c76f72a696295010b3b

Scanner detections:
13 / 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:
10/15/2018 12:14:57 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2760
9.0.1.0204

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
8.10048

F-Prot
W32/Softonic.C.gen
v6.4.7.1.166

IKARUS anti.virus
PUA.Softonic
t3scan.1.6.1.0

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.180.12626

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.3519

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.07.23.05

McAfee
Artemis!6D174ECA52BE
5600.7061

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Downware.czvjdn
0.28.0.60577

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.BB
14.7.23.5

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Heur!1.9E03
23.00.65.14721

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
30978

File size:
377.8 KB (386,880 bytes)

Product version:
1.40.7.0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

Original file name:
SoftonicDownloader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Hiszpanski (Hiszpania, sortowanie miedzynarodowe)

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
7/3/2013 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/3/2015 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:
67C1FF44C765ABDA26027A6DCA52BA11

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/8/2014 9:52:01 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:9Z99w9e/wB+TRTsOJbSTBfSD+XreW9ZXeRLTBZLpGImcyZItGbSBjfkoSZz7K0Zm:9Z99wWh1s2WXiWXXGUImcyGGoSZC8m

Entry address:
0x52DD40

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, B0, 8D, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 60, B2, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 00, BA, 52, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 38, 2D, 05, 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:
336 KB (344,064 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_dla_spss.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 3 URLs.

The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to static.sd.softonic.com  (46.28.209.70:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to screenshots.com.sftcdn.net  (46.28.209.55:80)

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