softonicdownloader_para_windows-movie-maker.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_windows-movie-maker.exe by Softonic International has been detected as adware by 13 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:
1.41.0.0

MD5:
9a4e0b0c4a653147a16169c4c85886f7

SHA-1:
68ae7ec1ab9f68d45f33bb77a2400388319a476a

SHA-256:
0e4755f93701b84f7358b541a707f2e9dfa39804dc005432c006ac9ca2aa8b22

Scanner detections:
13 / 68

Status:
Adware

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:
12/6/2016 7:23:04 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.SoftonicDownloader
4.0.3.14610

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.4164
9.0.1.0161

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader
8.9924

Fortinet FortiGate
Riskware/Softonicdownloader
6/10/2014

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.1712358

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.1712358

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.06.10.08

McAfee
Artemis!9A4E0B0C4A65
5600.7103

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!9A4E0B0C4A65
7.7103

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.SoftonicDownloader.l
14.6.10.20

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0526
7.2.161

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
30168

File size:
349.4 KB (357,736 bytes)

Product version:
1.41.0.0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

Original file name:
SoftonicDownloader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win64 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanish

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_para_windows-movie-maker.exe

Digital Signature
Subject:
CN=Softonic International, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Softonic International, L=Barcelona, S=Barcelona, C=ES

Serial number:
67C1FF44C765ABDA26027A6DCA52BA11

File PE Metadata
OS bitness:
Win64

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:dq/DXvPnQXWYyl8i3vi38Jg8gD8DeBw9qxoIM85YVAem0elVoSFIZK0ZJGS:dqTnQVSvi3RD8Daw9bINe9elVoSFn8d

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 30, 4A, 00, 8D, BE, 00, E0, F5, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, ED, C8, 0E, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 3D, BD, 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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Entropy:
7.9606  (probably packed)

The file softonicdownloader_para_windows-movie-maker.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)