softonicdownloader_para_ad-aware-free-antivirus.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. While the original product is most likely clean, the Softonic Downloader is considered a PUP. The application softonicdownloader_para_ad-aware-free-antivirus.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 7 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, 1, 0

MD5:
94cc7f567300257a15ed01f4b1fb74c3

SHA-1:
fc99b75a602fc4e29c04774650173f790b836210

SHA-256:
70d79d68fac86710a9d6a653a987450120cc632a505803e526e71978427e12ec

Scanner detections:
7 / 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:
11/18/2017 9:46:07 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1657
9.0.1.065

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
8.9260

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.03.06.10

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.p
14.3.6.22

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Heur!1.9E03
23.00.65.14304

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V1204
7.2.65

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
25190

File size:
392.3 KB (401,760 bytes)

Product version:
1, 40, 1, 0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2013

Original file name:
SoftonicDownloader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanish (Spain, International Sort)

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
7/2/2013 9:00:00 PM

Valid to:
10/2/2015 8:59:59 PM

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:
11/12/2013 6:47:15 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:7THiFlkI9s6dRi7X4+C9rr5TLeqvkQnoSNE8R:7THEkBORij4+yrrlL+0Ew

Entry address:
0x15F630

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 90, 50, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 80, EF, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 9D, D9, 15, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 24, 66, 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:
352 KB (360,448 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_para_ad-aware-free-antivirus.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 3 URLs.

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)