softonicdownloader_fuer_mcpatcher-hd-fix.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_fuer_mcpatcher-hd-fix.exe by Softonic International has been detected as adware by 3 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer.
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Publisher:
Softonic  (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1, 35, 7, 0

MD5:
a7f88c9e0732a8c2c0cf3a2ab8b565c6

SHA-1:
47274496950b8fb384fe0be365e8874f1deb0423

SHA-256:
d9a8dd9841dd30748b0341273722ad124083d0cee9d33bc8836dd0a06bd7a1db

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

Description:
This 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
12/9/2016 12:35:42 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.498
9.0.1.0161

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
8.8013

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.i
14.6.10.8

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File size:
364.7 KB (373,448 bytes)

Product version:
1, 35, 7, 0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2012

Original file name:
SoftonicDownloader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanish

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_fuer_mcpatcher-hd-fix.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
9/2/2011 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
9/7/2013 1:59:59 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:
2A56CB1B389346B3ED08FF404A771E62

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
9/18/2012 4:54:58 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:G9a7w7YhCnJlgOF62gUe+2aEi0b7lpoVIN1zlomrezlTsop2TUoSHnUK0ZJX:N7xu6seCKjYc12mrezbp2QoSHH89

Entry address:
0x150AB0

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, A8, E5, 14, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 9F, 1A, 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...
 
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Code size:
332 KB (339,968 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_fuer_mcpatcher-hd-fix.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)

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