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_halloween-cursors.exe by Softonic International has been detected as adware by 8 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer.
Softonic (signed by Softonic International)
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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.
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.
4/28/2017 7:01:00 PM UTC (today)
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.G potentially unwanted application
K7 Gateway Antivirus
349.4 KB (357,736 bytes)
Copyright (C) 2014
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
Spagnolo (Spagna, ordinamento internazionale)
7/3/2013 2:00:00 AM
10/3/2015 1:59:59 AM
CN=Softonic International, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Softonic International, L=Barcelona, S=Barcelona, C=ES
5/21/2014 5:24:17 PM
308 KB (315,392 bytes)
The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.