softonicdownloader_para_ad-aware-free-antivirus.exe

The application softonicdownloader_para_ad-aware-free-antivirus.exe 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, however the file is not signed with an authenticode signature from a trusted source. The file has been seen being downloaded from ad-aware.softonic.com.
MD5:
5abe17a42f2cf655789dea72474429b7

SHA-1:
7415ddfe9e334e0938403ced9840628189e00f7e

SHA-256:
2e90a935d01a51e25bd52f20def8d4701c453a27e48b433a7c50ba74e995c060

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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:
11/20/2017 11:43:54 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softonic.Bundler.Meta (L)
16.5.19.11

File size:
358.4 KB (366,952 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win16 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_para_ad-aware-free-antivirus.exe

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
7/23/2014 10:01:45 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win16

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:sGBj8Xn74X8M0rp/04R7Um6Kc/2dvEIUMkeXammIPkMeoVaoSrIFK0ZJG1:flS8X8hs4Rwo0a1xqDOehoSrr8m

Entry address:
0xF7080

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 90, 4A, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 80, F5, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 08, 59, 0F, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 72, E0, 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:
316 KB (323,584 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_para_ad-aware-free-antivirus.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.