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. 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.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 17 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, 1, 0

MD5:
c8f1a17e45337e296a172ff2fef082b7

SHA-1:
fc3ad6a0e51fd2c37094e24559aceab0f5aa6f50

SHA-256:
e1abda43bbe792cbb2142f6268edfaef35d833447ba14f82ed240e9daf5cad13

Scanner detections:
17 / 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 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
11/25/2017 4:54:44 AM UTC  (a few moments ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.14420

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.Agent.SOFE
17914

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1657
9.0.1.0110

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Win32.VJadtre
8.14.04.20.04

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
8.9157

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Softonicdownloader
4/20/2014

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.3989

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.01.05.02

McAfee
Artemis!9B01F1C57E7A
5600.7155

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!9B01F1C57E7A
7.7155

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.d
14.4.20.4

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Huer!1.9E03
23.00.65.14418

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V1114
7.2.110

Vba32 AntiVirus
Downloader.Agent.bjhi
3.12.24.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
24228

File size:
392.6 KB (402,056 bytes)

Product version:
1, 40, 1, 0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2013

Original file name:
SoftonicDownloader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanish (Spain, International Sort)

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
7/3/2013 3:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/3/2015 2:59:59 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:
11/12/2013 11:47:15 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:STHiFlkI9s6dRi7X4+C9rr5TLeqvkQnoSNPU:STHEkBORij4+yrrlL+0M

Entry address:
0x15F630

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 90, 50, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 80, EF, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 9D, D9, 15, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 24, 66, 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:
7.9636  (probably packed)

Code size:
352 KB (360,448 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_daemon-tools.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 7 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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