softonicdownloader_for_cardrecovery.exe

Softonic Downloader

Softonic International

This is the Download Manager localized to Spanish 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_for_cardrecovery.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 10 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:
1.40.4.0

MD5:
843e0b20cd02378d8ce08084d33e18a2

SHA-1:
92506a809aa78a41e55e52dc8dca667e60f0d2e9

SHA-256:
7f284e349e6b1bcfc958258ae665ea8d2238f31e11490a51914cef2feaa1410e

Scanner detections:
10 / 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:
5/21/2018 11:40:42 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.14520

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2194
9.0.1.0140

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.F potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

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

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.177.12128

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.177.12128

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.05.20.12

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.d
14.5.19.23

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Heur!1.9E03
23.00.65.14518

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4786139
29396

File size:
380.3 KB (389,448 bytes)

Product version:
1.40.4.0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

Original file name:
SoftonicDownloader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanish (Spain, International Sort)

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

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:
2/10/2014 7:42:04 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:ZWIYLGHVAf/BkrxLvH9F9WSDe+eLm1U8EAU8cLihEEwOxn3XEHJbinIcl1B158zX:MvLCAXqxBWge+QWU8O8VK+nEHJ4Ii1B0

Entry address:
0x1527A0

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, F0, 4F, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 20, F0, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 00, 0A, 15, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 91, 37, 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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Entropy:
7.9642  (probably packed)

Code size:
340 KB (348,160 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_cardrecovery.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)

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