softonicdownloader_for_daemon-tools-lite.exe

Application Installer

Softonic International

This is the Download Manager localized to Spansk 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_daemon-tools-lite.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 27 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer.
Publisher:
Softonic International  (signed and verified)

Product:
Application Installer

Version:
1.41.10.4

MD5:
a014cc1c439c8aca231a3f353abd9871

SHA-1:
a45fddcd1bb54b1088e5686311aa836f3462796e

SHA-256:
80bf51f72ca2df3371a088375a3d6193d1347f90880c282ac13f02ba635b0d71

Scanner detections:
27 / 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. The downloader does not modify the original software.

Description:
This is an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
11/22/2017 1:10:49 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

AhnLab V3 Security
PUP/Win32.SoftPulse
2015.01.20

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/Dldr.Softonic.373096
7.11.199.42

Antiy Labs AVL
GrayWare[Downloader:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent.bxib
1.0.0.1

AVG
Adware AdInstaller.Softonic
2014.0.4253

Comodo Security
UnclassifiedMalware
20570

Dr.Web
Trojan.Siggen6.26583
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.G potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Agent
1/19/2015

F-Prot
W32/S-1281df00
v6.4.7.1.166

G Data
Win32.Adware.Softonic
15.1.24

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.1814525

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.1814524

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
15.0.0.543

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic
v2015.01.19.01

McAfee
Artemis!E238AB33409F
5600.6880

McAfee Web Gateway
BehavesLike.Win32.Downloader.fc
7.6880

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Win32.Agent.dlbbee
0.30.0.64448

Panda Antivirus
Trj/Chgt.G
15.01.19.01

Qihoo 360 Security
HEUR/QVM18.1.Malware.Gen
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic
15.1.19.13

Rising Antivirus
PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.174EC439!391038009
23.00.65.15117

Total Defense
Win32/Tnega.NdMHFb
37.0.11257

Trend Micro House Call
Suspicious_GEN.F47V1230
7.2.19

Vba32 AntiVirus
Downloader.Agent
3.12.26.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
36320

Zillya! Antivirus
Downloader.Agent.Win32.231722
2.0.0.2024

File size:
364.1 KB (372,880 bytes)

Product version:
1.41.10.4

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spansk (Spanien - international type)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_for_daemon-tools-lite.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:
12/16/2014 4:00:30 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:ilxwD7Jxztn+EKSb0DodDx+TJgKjXVSfKGpKEdLUlQfJq6DuvJ5nemkvUboS4i4o:0xuJiBDcDmPrVCKGUXlQh3D6Jo2oS4Vo

Entry address:
0xFD830

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, E0, 4A, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 30, F5, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 3E, B9, 0F, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 22, F8, 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:
324 KB (331,776 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_daemon-tools-lite.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 5 URLs.

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