softonicdownloader_for_revo-uninstaller.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_revo-uninstaller.exe by Softonic International has been detected as adware by 20 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:
c53ca80f64df375d26f369c133005537

SHA-1:
3818c70aa1d8057125149ec29168e2b024ada274

SHA-256:
4a02e40d141cf4a30055caa8e99ae3ea52df6d47352c1042b43a57e23ef1b514

Scanner detections:
20 / 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 is an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
11/20/2017 2:56:35 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

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

Baidu Antivirus
Hacktool.Win32.Downloader
4.0.3.14821

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.6706
9.0.1.0233

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
8.10239

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Softonicdownloader
8/21/2014

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
13.183.13014

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13014

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.3375

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

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.08.21.12

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Downware.dbzrzs
0.28.0.60577

Panda Antivirus
Trj/Chgt.B
14.08.21.12

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.h
14.8.21.0

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Heur!1.9E03
23.00.65.14819

SUPERAntiSpyware
PUP.SoftonicDownloader/Variant
10409

Vba32 AntiVirus
Downloader.Agent
3.12.26.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
32134

File size:
358.3 KB (366,936 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

Language:
Spanish (Spain, International Sort)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_for_revo-uninstaller.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
7/2/2013 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
10/2/2015 6:59:59 PM

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 3:08:19 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:OVzRNQw91Wcgpfa3+dXXxK8/zE+0VQ8axwDEXAR5iOvvWTMDADroSbIaK0ZJGX:wOYWcGakXIWXEQ5XG5iO3WTMA/oSbY8i

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...
 
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Entropy:
7.9609  (probably packed)

Code size:
316 KB (323,584 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_revo-uninstaller.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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