softonicdownloader_for_7-data-recovery-suite-free-edition.exe

Softonic Downloader

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. The bundled software (which is actually not included in this file but downloaded) is most likely clean, the downloader is ad-supported. The application softonicdownloader_for_7-data-recovery-suite-free-edition.exe by Softonic International has been detected as adware by 17 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:
1.41.0.0

MD5:
5d5693d8d971050715df78d3a517ecd9

SHA-1:
6ca4e162f1beeb6b3c62cc71d8e30a75924bfa93

SHA-256:
313642b334f77cf523e97ee68e4b62c730ad05fff33c1d7c14c0c81ac728e7e4

Scanner detections:
17 / 68

Status:
Adware

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. The downloader does not modify the original software.

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 1:41:46 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

AVG
Adware Generic5
2015.0.3374

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.14822

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.4164
9.0.1.0234

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.G potentially unwanted application
8.7.0.302.0

F-Prot
W32/A-aeae88f5
v6.4.7.1.166

IKARUS anti.virus
PUA.Softonic
t3scan.1.6.1.0

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.12998

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.3366

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.06.04.07

McAfee
Trojan.Artemis!F44B53B52F7F
5600.7030

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Win32.Agent.dbhmbv
0.28.2.61349

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.z
14.6.4.19

Total Defense
Win32/Tnega.NDWeQOD
37.0.11111

Vba32 AntiVirus
Downloader.Agent
3.12.26.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4786139
31208

File size:
349.7 KB (358,064 bytes)

Product version:
1.41.0.0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

Original file name:
SoftonicDownloader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
7/3/2013 4:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/3/2015 3:59:59 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:
5/21/2014 7:24:17 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:Tq/DXvPnQXWYyl8i3vi38Jg8gD8DeBw9qxoIM85YVAem0elVoSFIhB2Iaj:TqTnQVSvi3RD8Daw9bINe9elVoSFo8

Entry address:
0xEED40

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 30, 4A, 00, 8D, BE, 00, E0, F5, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, ED, C8, 0E, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 3D, BD, 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:
308 KB (315,392 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_7-data-recovery-suite-free-edition.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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)