softonicdownloader_for_driverscanner.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_driverscanner.exe by Softonic International has been detected as adware by 19 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:
1.41.0.0

MD5:
0e49b088ba653ce3ef3d2d7eeab63259

SHA-1:
7a32335f016237c03d68d98fc18e88af2555f52b

SHA-256:
814362504686f9d12132f9a7e2e7ac041dbc282bec1fa763a3a72de88931fd8f

Scanner detections:
19 / 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. 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:
11/17/2017 10:18:06 PM 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 Generic5.AYAW
2014.0.4015

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.14830

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.4164
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.G potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

F-Prot
W32/A-aeae88f5
v6.4.7.1.166

IKARUS anti.virus
PUA.SoftSonicDownloader
t3scan.1.7.5.0

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13218

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13218

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
15.0.0.463

Kingsoft AntiVirus
Win32.Troj.DownAgent.bw.(kcloud)
331020.49267

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.08.30.10

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Win32.Agent.dbhmbv
0.28.2.61861

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.e
14.5.27.9

Total Defense
Win32/Tnega.NDWeQOD
37.0.11151

Vba32 AntiVirus
Downloader.Agent
3.12.26.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4150696
32210

Zillya! Antivirus
Downloader.Agent.Win32.198121
2.0.0.1906

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)

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:
5/21/2014 6:24:17 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:Xq/DXvPnQXWYyl8i3vi38Jg8gD8DeBw9qxoIM85YVAem0elVoSFIsK0ZJGy:XqTnQVSvi3RD8Daw9bINe9elVoSFW8n

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:
7.9607  (probably packed)

Code size:
308 KB (315,392 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_driverscanner.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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