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. While the original product is most likely clean, the Softonic Downloader is considered a PUP. The application softonicdownloader_for_revo-uninstaller.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 27 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:
1.40.4.0

MD5:
1737ed11faf09bf17264f3f26e6eb86f

SHA-1:
86c3fe6980e147d9e0abee490eee22a5ae58bcfb

SHA-256:
eded64e0d12b044e29e0ba65edf0b38769c22d0757b4d21213b61475fec9f2b7

Scanner detections:
27 / 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:
11/25/2017 8:57:56 AM 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

AVG
Adware MultiBundle
2016.0.2897

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.151212

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2760
9.0.1.0346

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.F potentially unwanted application
9.7.0.302.0

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Softonicdownloader
12/12/2015

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

F-Secure
Gen:Variant.Graftor.163346
11.2015-12-12_7

G Data
Win32.Adware.Softonic
15.12.24

IKARUS anti.virus
PUA.Softonic
t3scan.1.6.1.0

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.177.12006

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.177.12006

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.981

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

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2015.12.12.06

McAfee
Artemis!98AFE13F8B35
5600.6553

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!98AFE13F8B35
7.6553

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Downware.dbzrzs
0.28.0.60577

Panda Antivirus
Trj/Chgt.B
15.12.12.06

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softonic.Bundler (M)
15.12.12.18

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Heur!1.9E03
23.00.65.151210

SUPERAntiSpyware
PUP.SoftonicDownloader/Variant
9451

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0419
7.2.346

Vba32 AntiVirus
Downloader.Agent
3.12.26.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
28950

Zillya! Antivirus
Downloader.Agent.Win32.199985
2.0.0.2011

File size:
380.3 KB (389,456 bytes)

Product version:
1.40.4.0

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 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
10/2/2015 7:59:59 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:
2/10/2014 10:42:04 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:0WIYLGHVAf/BkrxLvH9F9WSDe+eLm1U8EAU8cLihEEwOxn3XEHJbinIcl1B158zT:FvLCAXqxBWge+QWU8O8VK+nEHJ4Ii1Bk

Entry address:
0x1527A0

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, F0, 4F, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 20, F0, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 00, 0A, 15, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 91, 37, 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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Entropy:
7.9642  (probably packed)

Code size:
340 KB (348,160 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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