softonicdownloader_fuer_minecraft-skinedit.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_minecraft-skinedit.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as Minecraft but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
Softonic   (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1, 38, 0, 0

MD5:
06c212d947ff1d028355b04731a8f285

SHA-1:
7aa47bff13189519061f2d7d4135abf0467d7f9e

SHA-256:
661a3e6cc6ca5aa0eea4382178881b9a4f389868ee634988330f33c7309340f7

Scanner detections:
1 / 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 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.

Analysis date:
11/22/2017 5:05:39 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softonic (M)
16.8.22.9

File size:
383.9 KB (393,064 bytes)

Product version:
1, 38, 0, 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_minecraft-skinedit.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:
1/15/2013 6:22:07 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:7tKCjgWQ/8bGh7rJqH23Z0DVNhwATwbv4WLAsbffZ2JDi8dlg6ROJhHJxQ1OoSYy:5KC8WQLRZ01utNj+ic0IOoSYV8Z

Entry address:
0x1575C0

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 30, 50, 00, 8D, BE, 00, E0, EF, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, B2, 58, 15, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, B1, 45, 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:
344 KB (352,256 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_fuer_minecraft-skinedit.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://sd-cf.softonic.de/334000/334568/.../SoftonicDownloader_fuer_minecraft-skinedit.exe

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to commoncobs.softonic.com  (46.28.209.20:80)