softonicdownloader_for_cheat-engine.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_cheat-engine.exe by Softonic International has been detected as adware by 59 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from cheat-engine.en.softonic.com. While running, it connects to the Internet address static.sd.softonic.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
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Publisher:
Softonic  (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1.41.0.0

MD5:
5d5654695fda9d6908e638e4b6ddd338

SHA-1:
f7a34ffa4d708e582a87435cd318162076fad8d6

SHA-256:
e9215dd6010751c8f30756296e12e4990e6cf6a52296ee422b56bc72f303ae6d

Scanner detections:
59 / 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. 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:
12/7/2016 7:41:35 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.14610

Bkav FE
W32.Clodd88.Trojan
1.3.0.4959

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.Agent.SOFE
17988

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.4164
9.0.1.0161

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader
8.9910

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Softonicdownloader
6/10/2014

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

IKARUS anti.virus
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
t3scan.2.2.29

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.1712333

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.1712333

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.3732

Kingsoft AntiVirus
Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
331020.49267

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.06.10.04

McAfee
Artemis!5D5654695FDA
5600.7103

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!5D5654695FDA
7.7103

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Win32.Agent.cuoduo
0.28.0.58394

Qihoo 360 Security
Win32/Virus.Downloader.591
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.d
14.6.10.16

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Heur!1.9E03
23.00.65.14608

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0526
7.2.161

Vba32 AntiVirus
Downloader.Agent.bjhi
3.12.24.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
30074

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File size:
349.3 KB (357,704 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

Language:
Spanish (Spain, International Sort)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_for_cheat-engine.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:
5/21/2014 5:24:17 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:Uq/DXvPnQXWYyl8i3vi38Jg8gD8DeBw9qxoIM85YVAem0elVoSFIPK0ZJG0:UqTnQVSvi3RD8Daw9bINe9elVoSFL8F

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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Entropy:
7.9606  (probably packed)

Code size:
308 KB (315,392 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_cheat-engine.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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