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 adware by 11 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from dplus.en.softonic.com and multiple other hosts. 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:
1.41.1.8

MD5:
cd8347a67def9454cc1022fcac5da51a

SHA-1:
dad13ba1a8598cffcf251bf64d66eceb65eaa7b6

SHA-256:
94a082b7fcfa4ba69786ba78df500d0b15478cfc1818e3dc0ed52370e84bb872

Scanner detections:
11 / 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:
12/16/2017 2:27:15 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.1476

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.5107
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.G potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Softonicdownloader
7/6/2014

IKARUS anti.virus
PUA.Softonic
t3scan.1.6.1.0

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.180.12626

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.180.12626

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
15.0.0.463

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.07.06.03

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.h
14.7.6.2

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4786139
29708

File size:
352.3 KB (360,792 bytes)

Product version:
1.41.1.8

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:
6/16/2014 11:59:09 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:R2pUiCbVzVvvL+12I5qGNp9d+MEQz/voXsiUZsKIyaFbwBywkEJvjFmYYE3yLj+E:RCCbVRbinNb1EQcXXUVI3FC1FmYqOio4

Entry address:
0xF1820

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, 15, C8, 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:
7.9595  (probably packed)

Code size:
312 KB (319,488 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_for_revo-uninstaller.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 3 URLs.

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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