softonicdownloader_for_free-video-cutter-joiner.exe

Application Installer

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_free-video-cutter-joiner.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 27 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:
1.41.7.19

MD5:
f0d46e28d93082a7afa4b6c142b8f9cb

SHA-1:
78cad7ec889e25c9f020357ec4013c2668b9f2f3

SHA-256:
07ccdbc5c53b1da7731dfd75438e5d629c1547c4103ad9847275f932895168ac

Scanner detections:
27 / 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:
12/17/2018 9:49:42 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

AhnLab V3 Security
PUP/Win32.Downloader
2015.03.23

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/Dldr.Softonic.373096
7.11.198.210

AVG
Adware AdInstaller.Softonic
2017.0.2836

Baidu Antivirus
PUA.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.16212

Bkav FE
W32.HfsAdware
1.3.0.6379

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.SoftonicDownloader.A
21503

Dr.Web
Trojan.Siggen6.26583
9.0.1.043

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.G potentially unwanted (variant)
10.11360

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Softonicdownloader
2/12/2016

F-Prot
W32/S-1281df00
v6.4.7.1.166

F-Secure
Worm.Generic.3187
11.2016-12-02_6

G Data
Win32.Adware.Softonic
16.2.25

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.202.15341

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.673

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic
v2016.02.12.08

McAfee
Artemis!EA945A66EBE8
5600.6492

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Win32.Siggen6.dlxlyf
0.30.8.659

Panda Antivirus
Generic Suspicious
16.02.12.08

Qihoo 360 Security
HEUR/QVM18.1.Malware.Gen
1.0.0.1015

Quick Heal
PUA.Softonicin.Gen
2.16.14.00

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softonic.Bundler (M)
16.2.12.8

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.R02SC0OC815
7.2.43

Trend Micro
TROJ_GEN.R02SC0OC815
10.465.12

Vba32 AntiVirus
Downloader.Agent
3.12.26.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
38676

Zillya! Antivirus
Downloader.Agent.Win32.239003
2.0.0.2111

File size:
361.9 KB (370,536 bytes)

Product version:
1.41.7.19

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanish (Spain, International Sort)

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
7/3/2013 8:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/3/2015 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:
67C1FF44C765ABDA26027A6DCA52BA11

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
10/15/2014 4:14:14 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:ZiXskOdmCR6677SCbX7VAiB25pvbyXcWSq6Ct/ByA0g8oS7lasK0ZJGf:AOdmY7VbXL6pzqc06kJyA0HoS7l882

Entry address:
0xFAF50

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, C0, 4A, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 50, F5, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 3E, 89, 0F, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 4A, EF, 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:
7.9627  (probably packed)

Code size:
320 KB (327,680 bytes)

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