softonicdownloader_for_free-video-cutter-joiner.exe

Application Installer

Softonic International

This is the Download Manager 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_free-video-cutter-joiner.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 9 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:
1.41.6.3

MD5:
7757cdaf4fc6d80d862239bd33d6de86

SHA-1:
516a01f4c0d3764a3fb0e6c5c87ad6023580c222

SHA-256:
207eed680f7dd20f1b6c509f625561affe4c7f535b392c8333212b9d4c9100a5

Scanner detections:
9 / 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:
12/16/2018 5:02:54 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

AVG
BundleApp_r
2015.0.3320

Baidu Antivirus
Hacktool.Win32.Downloader
4.0.3.141016

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
8.10444

G Data
Win32.Adware.Softonic
14.10.24

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13432

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.3093

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic
v2014.10.16.07

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.p
14.10.16.7

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
33280

File size:
358.9 KB (367,464 bytes)

Product version:
1.41.6.3

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_for_free-video-cutter-joiner.exe

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:
9/15/2014 8:42:42 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:7pfZ0RmpHGRAqvokp0v9mHnpI7dJczqaycLFoBBKaP0oSdasK0ZJGF:4RmtGzAkO9mHmRYq5cL8KZoSd88w

Entry address:
0xF7240

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, 37, 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:
7.9605  (probably packed)

Code size:
316 KB (323,584 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_free-video-cutter-joiner.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.