softonicdownloader_for_free-video-cutter-joiner.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_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   (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1.40.7.0

MD5:
9579b34499112eff2affe71606340edd

SHA-1:
7928794dd6e694e11ffefc3865baa8c84644c33e

SHA-256:
4fe0bca8fd48650a2f9dbb27c1fadfc3a7a1ea9b456fa21cd6d348846ad1cb3c

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 5:03:30 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.14612

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2760
9.0.1.0163

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
8.9776

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.177.12026

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.06.12.06

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.p
14.6.12.6

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Heur!1.9E03
23.00.65.14610

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
29018

File size:
377.8 KB (386,912 bytes)

Product version:
1.40.7.0

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 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:
4/23/2014 4:21:29 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:gZ99w9e/wB+TRTsOJbSTBfSD+XreW9ZXeRLTBZLpGImcyZItGY0YeYoSZzBK0ZJc:gZ99wWh1s2WXiWXXGUImcyGm6oSZo8i

Entry address:
0x52DD40

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, B0, 8D, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 60, B2, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 00, BA, 52, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 37, 2D, 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:
7.9632  (probably packed)

Code size:
336 KB (344,064 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_free-video-cutter-joiner.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 3 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)