softonicdownloader_for_samsung-new-pc-studio.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_samsung-new-pc-studio.exe by Softonic International has been detected as adware by 25 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer. According to AVG, this software downloads additional adware offers during setup.
Publisher:
Softonic  (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1.41.1.8

MD5:
406ae6d5a9ca20319739da42b8d008dc

SHA-1:
feacdafb6536c116bd9cd0cfb817673bf7d849b9

SHA-256:
d0dca7f52ec0731030c6031c7633a72b74fab45ab7f5726c3feeae13d420fac6

Scanner detections:
25 / 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:
8/14/2018 6:04:40 PM UTC  (today)

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

AVG
Skodna.Downloader
2016.0.2996

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.1594

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.Agent.SOFE
18061

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2760
9.0.1.0247

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
9.9813

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Agent
9/4/2015

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

G Data
Win32.Adware.Softonic
15.9.24

IKARUS anti.virus
PUA.Softonic
t3scan.1.6.1.0

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.177.12109

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.177.12109

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.1477

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

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2015.09.04.04

McAfee
Artemis!BBCE3DFED0B3
5600.6652

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Downware.czvjdn
0.28.2.62483

Panda Antivirus
Trj/Chgt.D
15.09.04.04

Quick Heal
Downloader.Agent.r3 (Not a Virus)
9.15.14.00

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.SoftonicDownloader (M)
15.9.4.16

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Heur!1.9E03
23.00.65.15902

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
29302

Zillya! Antivirus
Downloader.Agent.Win32.199985
2.0.0.1950

File size:
352.3 KB (360,800 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_samsung-new-pc-studio.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
7/3/2013 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/3/2015 12:59:59 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:
6/16/2014 5:59:09 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:RlpUiCbVzVvvL+12I5qGNp9d+MEQz/voXsiUZsKIyaFbwBywkEJvjFmYYE3yLj+c:R/CbVRbinNb1EQcXXUVI3FC1FmYqOio4

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_samsung-new-pc-studio.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)