softonicdownloader_for_minecraft.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_minecraft.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. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as Minecraft but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
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Publisher:
Softonic  (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1, 32, 4, 0

MD5:
3f8a1a0b4348eb525a5fccf6740dfdf6

SHA-1:
345468be349477468122386dc5f0378c7a806db0

SHA-256:
9e11bb76942af3e6156a6d4ef4068c3ea5889dca5764ac461df3a20cc62f310e

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:
12/8/2016 9:11:03 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

Baidu Antivirus
Trojan.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.14610

Bkav FE
HW32.CDB
1.3.0.4246

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.451
9.0.1.0161

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Riskware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader.AMN!A2
8.14.06.10.08

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader
8.9559

Kingsoft AntiVirus
Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
331020.49267

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.06.10.08

McAfee
Artemis!88A1D927234A
5600.7104

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!88A1D927234A
7.7104

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Win32.Downware.csjwcr
0.28.0.59288

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.a
14.6.10.8

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

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0724
7.2.161

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic
27518

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File size:
344.7 KB (352,936 bytes)

Product version:
1, 32, 4, 0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2011

Original file name:
SoftonicDownloader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanish

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_for_minecraft.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
9/2/2011 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
9/7/2013 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:
2A56CB1B389346B3ED08FF404A771E62

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
8/16/2012 12:16:45 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:s5frUpeZWG6XCO2aMYKkdCuroyH+cfiX3J/7vy+7IyZSlyzvKN5AEbbgJmoSmxAs:sY8WG6XCO2a0GdxH1yO+7jQivjGbLoSu

Entry address:
0xF5B40

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, 4A, 35, 0F, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 38, CB, 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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Code size:
312 KB (319,488 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_minecraft.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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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