softonicdownloader_for_firefox-3.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_firefox-3.exe by Softonic International has been detected as adware by 6 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as the free Mozilla Firefox web browser but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
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Publisher:
Softonic  (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1, 32, 4, 0

MD5:
2f40a10ec369df8dd927a204b531231e

SHA-1:
83e5af9b19a7f8e0e9b175738b79d8560bd8216b

SHA-256:
72c3dfb3ce168e1eb957d49da14fa1a3b5527daa2702be9707b7aedca4b0e280

Scanner detections:
6 / 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 '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:
12/6/2016 3:07:32 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.235
9.0.1.0161

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader
8.8941

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.06.10.07

MicroWorld eScan
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.D
15.0.0.483

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.a
14.6.10.7

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic
22562

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File size:
294.5 KB (301,616 bytes)

Product version:
1, 32, 4, 0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2011

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_firefox-3.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
9/2/2011 8:00:00 AM

Valid to:
9/7/2013 7:59:59 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:
3/12/2012 5:50:45 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:iB0D4ZiDCC98YgIG9zdFHf2H7nYMDl7K2YyHi0+oSotmY:iaD4ZieSgp/FeH75J7CceoSogY

Entry address:
0xD0640

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, F0, 48, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 20, F7, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 2D, E4, 0C, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 31, 16, 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:
7.9481  (probably packed)

Code size:
268 KB (274,432 bytes)

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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