softonicdownloader_fuer_super-ad-blocker.exe

Softonic International

This is the Download Manager 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_fuer_super-ad-blocker.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.
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Publisher:
Softonic International  (signed and verified)

MD5:
4eeaa7f7681b1111a561bf26f9c34cb7

SHA-1:
8d5bbd5866fd79bea65bdd2d36a228b4c48342c2

SHA-256:
eb4b74dfc9852e928e9ce51d8c073414bb8c8f5a48f00e4bbd49fd5f96995e70

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. 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:
12/3/2016 8:42:11 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

AhnLab V3 Security
Adware/Win32.Softonic
2014.06.11

Antiy Labs AVL
Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
1.0.0.1

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.A potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

F-Prot
W32/A-4359505d
v6.4.7.1.166

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.i
14.6.10.17

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.SoftonicDownloader!6.975
23.00.65.14608

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4150696
30086

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File size:
297.8 KB (304,952 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_fuer_super-ad-blocker.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
9/7/2009 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
9/8/2011 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 2009-2 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)09, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
707E68E6802EEDABC3757C9005AC1028

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
1/12/2011 9:51:34 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:pkjpJyVsqnF8CsKvgKyvg9YG7n7Ke2aWaW2/y3DoSg1k:oMVTzQKyQl2sL0DoSg1k

Entry address:
0x4C7490

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 30, 88, 00, 8D, BE, 00, E0, B7, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, A5, 52, 4C, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 84, 44, 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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Code size:
280 KB (286,720 bytes)

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