softonicdownloader_per_auto-mouse-click.exe

Softonic Downloader

Softonic International

This is the Download Manager localized to Spagnolo 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_per_auto-mouse-click.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 11 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer.
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Publisher:
Softonic   (signed by Softonic International)

Product:
Softonic Downloader

Version:
1.40.7.0

MD5:
49da49fe4ee133458ff522db15695b9e

SHA-1:
50871cb60812d765d63697460d45b3608ff73d4c

SHA-256:
3fb9f47198899414e77072125e77b05cb8eff1ea3512cca90274c23fa491c298

Scanner detections:
11 / 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 is an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
12/9/2016 4:29:27 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2760
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.F potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

F-Prot
W32/Softonic.C.gen
v6.4.7.1.166

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.1712358

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.1712358

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.06.10.02

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Downware.czvjdn
0.28.0.60253

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.h
14.6.10.14

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Heur!1.9E03
23.00.65.14608

Vba32 AntiVirus
Worm.Trafaret
3.12.26.0

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4786139
30086

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File size:
377.9 KB (386,920 bytes)

Product version:
1.40.7.0

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

Original file name:
SoftonicDownloader.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spagnolo (Spagna, ordinamento internazionale)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\softonicdownloader_per_auto-mouse-click.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
7/3/2013 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/3/2015 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 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:
4/23/2014 10:21:29 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:LZ99w9e/wB+TRTsOJbSTBfSD+XreW9ZXeRLTBZLpGImcyZItGY0YeYoSZzQK0ZJ2:LZ99wWh1s2WXiWXXGUImcyGm6oSZP80

Entry address:
0x52DD40

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, B0, 8D, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 60, B2, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 00, BA, 52, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 37, 2D, 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:
336 KB (344,064 bytes)

The file softonicdownloader_per_auto-mouse-click.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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)

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