softonicdownloader_for_nimbuzz.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. While the original product is most likely clean, the Softonic Downloader is considered a PUP. The application softonicdownloader_for_nimbuzz.exe by Softonic International has been detected as adware by 17 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from nimbuzz.en.softonic.com. While running, it connects to the Internet address static.sd.softonic.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Softonic  (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1.41.2.2

MD5:
dd7cdb0f573282a8058416c6c3e23208

SHA-1:
e168a8fa0d3d53596c9d76fa48767b71ef71de71

SHA-256:
c90bfd069a2b3246debc41abd892b103b584eb12afe2022282a3048c71f9bc68

Scanner detections:
17 / 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. 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:
6/21/2018 3:59:02 AM UTC  (a few moments ago)

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
Adware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.14810

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.5743
9.0.1.0221

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.G potentially unwanted application
8.7.0.302.0

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

IKARUS anti.virus
PUA.Softonic
t3scan.1.6.1.0

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.180.12719

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.180.12719

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.3430

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

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.08.10.12

McAfee
Artemis!DD7CDB0F5732
5600.7043

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Win32.Agent.dchxde
0.28.2.61349

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.EE
14.8.9.23

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4786139
31208

File size:
351.8 KB (360,264 bytes)

Product version:
1.41.2.2

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

Original file name:
SoftonicDownloader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanish (Spain, International Sort)

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
7/3/2013 4:30:00 AM

Valid to:
10/3/2015 3:29:59 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:
7/2/2014 1:54:14 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:RIGz732v6BPheasw5lBZUapTy7UG8FJjSjSca5/u2hZembKeXiPonKN/WV9OoS3G:Rl7GkDswBZb+7UG4EjYutmbKeXQsZOoH

Entry address:
0xF1740

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 50, 4A, 00, 8D, BE, 00, C0, F5, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, ED, F8, 0E, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 31, C7, 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:
7.9610  (probably packed)

Code size:
312 KB (319,488 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_nimbuzz.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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