softonicdownloader_for_gs-auto-clicker.exe

Softonic Downloader

Softonic International

This is the Download Manager localized to Spagnolo 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_gs-auto-clicker.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 10 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer.
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Publisher:
Softonic   (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1.40.7.0

MD5:
408e75e4b9e19554a3306a7ee9f9c0ed

SHA-1:
9c01dc2bbbba63ff0ddb417b7e2817b197b1a9ad

SHA-256:
fe67a1edeae78e1786a8776c2f612e1785de83b4e289a08fb760b694005f1c7d

Scanner detections:
10 / 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:
12/9/2016 8:58:22 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.14610

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2760
9.0.1.0161

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
8.9780

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.177.12041

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.177.12041

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.06.10.02

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.g
14.6.10.14

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Heur!1.9E03
23.00.65.14608

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
29036

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File size:
377.8 KB (386,896 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:
Spagnolo (Spagna, ordinamento internazionale)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_for_gs-auto-clicker.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
7/3/2013 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/3/2015 1:59:59 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 10:21:29 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:oZ99w9e/wB+TRTsOJbSTBfSD+XreW9ZXeRLTBZLpGImcyZItGY0YeYoSZzWK0ZJb:oZ99wWh1s2WXiWXXGUImcyGm6oSZ989

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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Code size:
336 KB (344,064 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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