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_vmware-workstation.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 8 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer.
Softonic (signed by Softonic International)
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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.
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.
3/15/2014 12:16:20 PM UTC (ten months ago)
380.3 KB (389,464 bytes)
Copyright (C) 2014
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
Spanish (Spain, International Sort)
7/3/2013 3:00:00 AM
10/3/2015 2:59:59 AM
CN=Softonic International, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Softonic International, L=Barcelona, S=Barcelona, C=ES
2/10/2014 6:42:04 PM
7.9642 (probably packed)
340 KB (348,160 bytes)
The executing file has been seen to make the following network communication in live environments.
There are 4 known versions of softonicdownloader_for_vmware-workstation.exe by Softonic .
The following files closely match softonicdownloader_for_vmware-workstation.exe based on a fuzzy CTPH.
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