softonicdownloader_for_daemon-tools.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_daemon-tools.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 5 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer.
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Publisher:
Softonic   (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1, 38, 0, 0

MD5:
a5e2caa85040cac4c1f22815bab2b42e

SHA-1:
78ce9c7e15ac3cf13a8afdf51d84bf1abb1588b0

SHA-256:
be28ff4649ca74ff6e86cce0a8c5344f0daef0d3f9c7e1feea1f4298d123b079

Scanner detections:
5 / 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:
12/7/2016 7:23:49 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1328
9.0.1.0161

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader
8.9028

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic
v2014.06.10.02

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.d
14.6.10.14

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
23230

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File size:
382.8 KB (392,008 bytes)

Product version:
1, 38, 0, 0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2012

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_daemon-tools.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
9/2/2011 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
9/7/2013 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:
2A56CB1B389346B3ED08FF404A771E62

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/19/2013 2:19:36 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:Ok2EQ+9E+p3bbwnLEFt2abW3Qm42ChTZ0HN42EsqSvHXkWoSk9yK0ZJG7:uFKl33wLEFtzbWe20Z0HNf6OoSkj86

Entry address:
0x157180

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 30, 50, 00, 8D, BE, 00, E0, EF, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, E8, 58, 15, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 7E, 41, 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:
7.9647  (probably packed)

Code size:
340 KB (348,160 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_daemon-tools.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 3 URLs.

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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