softonicdownloader_for_vmware-workstation.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. 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.
Publisher:
Softonic   (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1.40.4.0

MD5:
65932ea7e93ada3f222dda747ce0a54a

SHA-1:
8519816767d1fb3e1845fa48ee9b74eedb12f195

SHA-256:
506a60bb5a64cd0458d6c50a3330917d6c78bf206a11644e521f617998de55b7

Scanner detections:
8 / 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. The downloader does not modify the original software.

Description:
This is an installer which bundles 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.

Analysis date:
3/15/2014 12:16:20 PM UTC  (five months ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.Agent.SOFE
17943

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2194
9.0.1.0115

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
8.9550

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.04.25.06

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.j
14.3.15.8

SUPERAntiSpyware
Adware.Softonic/Variant
10644

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
27464

File size:
380.3 KB (389,464 bytes)

Product version:
1.40.4.0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

Original file name:
SoftonicDownloader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanish (Spain, International Sort)

Common path:
C:\users\user\downloads\softonicdownloader_for_vmware-workstation.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:
2/10/2014 6:42:04 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:4WIYLGHVAf/BkrxLvH9F9WSDe+eLm1U8EAU8cLihEEwOxn3XEHJbinIcl1B158zl:xvLCAXqxBWge+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...
 
[+]

Entropy:
7.9642  (probably packed)

Code size:
340 KB (348,160 bytes)

The executing file has been seen to make the following network communication in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to bud02s02-in-f3.1e100.net  (173.194.39.99:80)

There are 3 known versions of softonicdownloader_for_vmware-workstation.exe by Softonic .

13 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_vmware-workstation.exe  1.40.7.0  (8812eb2fef848f492f37fb4c094272dca2acbcfa)

10 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_vmware-workstation.exe  1.40.7.0  (30efeb25ac089a27fd4256fff23bfa6a17476a3b)

9 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_vmware-workstation.exe  1, 40, 1, 0  (2995f0e8f2fb2219c6e7ff936dfd15b8afddb33e)

The following files closely match softonicdownloader_for_vmware-workstation.exe based on a fuzzy CTPH.

9 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_pour_true-burner.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (5c935bef65c3d22145410073475f6e58fbd15dd6)

10 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_gdpicture-net.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (c2d3c62dd9f218508c2b617421cf17deebf47b82)

8 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_voor_blu-ray-player-for-windows.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (3e2554caaaadb6149dbc5ae19ac183c40d21e6d5)

9 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_call-of-duty-4.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (bf192c65d92f4a1133d5a11f0499f8c575c59e43)

7 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_roblox.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (4b8f38f34cfcca2505a3da2acf10e396169bfdab)

11 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_per_camtasia-studio.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (bd82648126e8162b18358204cf844a8c6a7f0ec7)

10 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_bluestacks-app-player.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (27448273df75e0b051cc82cb75e80be7f017cb39)

10 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_pour_speedconnect-connection-tester.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (e698c565a2231143beb146cf2db79288bd7d3221)

10 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_para_youwave.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (a569614fcb38c1a2e03f776eba8231210c23a1e0)

9 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_para_alarm-clock-pro.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (d5d1a3b5522253514cf34ad2318b0470305f04ff)

9 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_free-video-flip-and-rotate.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (da7881c4afede31f7cd2c01c2a235b49796d4401)

12 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_vlc-media-player.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (9758b56681c9936aa960d46db369f4f6c0ad4629)

9 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_free-internet-eraser.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (15d9d7025d375e64db127ce4d771787de3c677a0)

8 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_fuer_cdburnerxp-pro-64-bit.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (65f454a7b81bbd696534a46221bd08683bbe7c4d)

6 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_para_glary-utilities.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (34345e03d6e10a3c61d23559184e17c9e69777a4)

8 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_mkv-player.exe (Softonic Downloader by Softonic)  [100% match]  (4310f50f08330ad3ef77c2a9e5f2a5dcd208ad4c)

11 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_should-i-remove-it.exe  (6d7ac8b7a02017d80ade454fd319324ba601202f)

2 / 68      (inconclusive)
softonicdownloader_for_boost-speed-up-your-pc.exe  (afff4a6430441d033ba44f43bdf400139e849a15)

11 / 68    (PUP)
SoftonicDownloader.exe   (55b1e16c43829a433418f79f072a49980afe4aaa)

5 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_fuer_minecraft.exe  (6aca23affccc6dde9027c68e8beff67f0a890df3)

3 / 68      (Adware)
softonicdownloader_fuer_format-factory.exe  (6e307cff01d791e18afc843115481a2841842629)

9 / 68      (PUP)
kmp_3.6.0.87.exe  (306dce87865fdfba72d7086bb9b53c40420fb7ea)

1 / 68      (inconclusive)
softonicdownloader_para_qq-messenger.exe  (17fa6faef3fa2c79195d45ebf52ec55424f9cfb7)

1 / 68      (Adware)
softonicdownloader_para_mozilla-firefox.exe  (dbd11ec829d8b213739b33f1b764c665a6a7eb8e)

11 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_ace-of-spades.exe  (25d7f9e3b4c7df9fdda11721f0cb8502f1aed380)

9 / 68      (PUP)
kmp_3.7.0.113.exe  (974cebf37ca33a392bcbf8eda40ba527f5eb085c)

8 / 68      (PUP)
softonicdownloader_dla_nero-burning-rom.exe  (0bc110f6b2c5b7f5cc1df6233494a334e71bc8f9)

11 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_opal-convert-vcf-to-csv-to-vcf.exe  (7f112df52158b11d9911a95900b97fecba243ac5)

5 / 68      (Adware)
softonicdownloader_for_diskaid.exe  (8b3e3487315234cfb24dfc59c6a4eae2f47d4cf5)

21 / 68    (PUP)
kmp_3.7.0.109.exe  (cc385286cf61ff8906a434fc9656f724ccde62cf)

10 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_bluetooth-driver-installer.exe  (2d67cd1e487b69c3f04528343a783ca63241939e)

10 / 68    (PUP)
softonicdownloader_for_grand-theft-auto-san-andreas.exe  (bb97b1b238a565971f5cc89e7a9e8284c037cad6)

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