softonicdownloader_for_mac-os-x-lion-skin-pack.exe

Softonic Downloader

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_mac-os-x-lion-skin-pack.exe by Softonic International has been detected as adware by 15 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:
1.41.3.7

MD5:
b9a3307b5621450586e08c2589465987

SHA-1:
150b6d573f372095693fe9477dd6c4802a36afe4

SHA-256:
2227ca844e05013bd51b872584bbdf4ddc9b01f53b2f0b86c32108c3649e0f1b

Scanner detections:
15 / 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:
6/20/2018 12:41:56 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Downloader
7.1.1

Antiy Labs AVL
GrayWare[Downloader:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent.bxib
1.0.0.1

Baidu Antivirus
Hacktool.Win32.Downloader
4.0.3.14826

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.6706
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.G potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

F-Prot
W32/Softonic.C2.gen
v6.4.7.1.166

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13166

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13166

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
15.0.0.494

Kingsoft AntiVirus
Win32.Troj.DownAgent.bx.(kcloud)
331020.49267

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.08.26.10

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Win32.Agent.ddwieh
0.28.2.61861

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.o
14.8.26.8

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4786139
32210

Zillya! Antivirus
Downloader.Agent.Win32.205822
2.0.0.1901

File size:
358.4 KB (366,952 bytes)

Product version:
1.41.3.7

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

Original file name:
SoftonicDownloader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_for_mac-os-x-lion-skin-pack.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:
7/23/2014 11:08:19 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:+VzRNQw91Wcgpfa3+dXXxK8/zE+0VQ8axwDEXAR5iOvvWTMDADroSbILK0ZJGQ:gOYWcGakXIWXEQ5XG5iO3WTMA/oSbz8F

Entry address:
0xF7050

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, 08, 59, 0F, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 4B, E0, 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...
 
[+]

Entropy:
7.9609  (probably packed)

Code size:
316 KB (323,584 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_mac-os-x-lion-skin-pack.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)