softonicdownloader_for_daemon-tools-lite.exe

Application Installer

Softonic International

This is the Download Manager localized to Spanska 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_daemon-tools-lite.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 14 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:
1.41.6.10

MD5:
8400470f1102e5664cfa4ba007ff5f7a

SHA-1:
da512fd3b1ad72d32961fda7ab07cc516684655f

SHA-256:
1a1aa278951dc273e7051b4b470537e8ca1077aceabf23f3af5dd247d518c8f8

Scanner detections:
14 / 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:
11/24/2017 10:38:11 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

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

AVG
Adware BundleApp_r.AS
2014.0.4037

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.8646
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.G potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

G Data
Win32.Adware.Softonic
14.10.24

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13597

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13597

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
15.0.0.494

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic
v2014.10.06.03

McAfee Web Gateway
BehavesLike.Win32.Downloader.fc
7.6985

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Win32.Agent.dfyzyn
0.28.2.62483

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.i
14.10.6.15

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4786139
33706

File size:
359.1 KB (367,760 bytes)

Product version:
1.41.6.10

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanska (Spanien, internationell sortering)

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:
9/15/2014 8:06:57 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:ttPrKZGfwu41PVKAG4e2CFqQhn5cIYmWqJy7reRuAssrkADixCWoS5akB2Iag:Xj/fF41G48vybxnesHsrFDfWoS5Zh

Entry address:
0xF7220

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 90, 4A, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 80, F5, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 27, 59, 0F, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 11, E2, 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:
7.9597  (probably packed)

Code size:
316 KB (323,584 bytes)

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

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