softonicdownloader_para_ashampoo-slideshow-studio-hd.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. 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_para_ashampoo-slideshow-studio-hd.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.
Publisher:
Softonic International  (signed and verified)

MD5:
590b16f30d638d8a115db4258bf3a81f

SHA-1:
59ea4ebc8c4503a6be1636a34f1a762f721ae568

SHA-256:
ba17878515429fa2c051a48ecfa2427c9df8129b2ef6289179ac68f5d7996b71

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 '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:
10/25/2020 1:03:08 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Softonic (M)
17.3.14.16

File size:
286.3 KB (293,200 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_para_ashampoo-slideshow-studio-hd.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:
9/15/2010 11:32:18 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0x4BE750

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, D0, 87, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 40, B8, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 0F, C2, 4B, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 48, 17, 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:
268 KB (274,432 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_para_ashampoo-slideshow-studio-hd.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://universal-downloader.softonic.com/88000/88050/.../SoftonicDownloader_para_ashampoo-slideshow-studio-hd.exe