softonicdownloader_for_revo-uninstaller.exe

Application Installer

Softonic International

This is the Download Manager localized to Hispaania 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 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer.
Publisher:
Softonic International  (signed and verified)

Product:
Application Installer

Version:
1.41.8.12

MD5:
526f88e5f1f6de3611c6d37dd3186e96

SHA-1:
a5938d54548b363301c40de7e5464a5dbc5dc0d5

SHA-256:
d056fae3bb4f970f2a7385ff88f0ddd19859916e03d6476d193e2c2d3593364e

Scanner detections:
1 / 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:
11/22/2017 11:16:42 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softonic.Bundler (M)
16.5.31.7

File size:
362.3 KB (371,032 bytes)

Product version:
1.41.8.12

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Hispaania (Hispaania, Rahvusvaheline sortimine)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_for_revo-uninstaller.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:
11/18/2014 11:18:58 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:2YjeorPUGahbo8OyzRZ1bumfjbsXzkcofC5TUl7UhiCTy+oy7hlp+/0gEkebHKsS:LjJSE2l/rfXmkcoa5TU36y+vhbq0gEkf

Entry address:
0xFA0A0

Entry point:
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Code size:
320 KB (327,680 bytes)

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