softonicdownloader_per_songr.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_songr.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 10 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:
1.40.7.0

MD5:
b814818edfc35c228ee499705f977f9c

SHA-1:
9ccc693143d3889740462756888f54b6165bfd51

SHA-256:
b185eda83954b7c999a54a6576a21feee787e38b9fe476a3a3446da7a4ad3836

Scanner detections:
10 / 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:
8/18/2018 12:13:34 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2760
9.0.1.0142

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
8.9769

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.177.12013

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.177.12013

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.05.22.03

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.CC
14.5.22.3

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Heur!1.9E03
23.00.65.14520

SUPERAntiSpyware
PUP.SoftonicDownloader/Variant
10591

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
28958

File size:
377.8 KB (386,896 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_songr.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:WZ99w9e/wB+TRTsOJbSTBfSD+XreW9ZXeRLTBZLpGImcyZItGY0YeYoSZzOK0ZJW:WZ99wWh1s2WXiWXXGUImcyGm6oSZd8M

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_songr.exe has been seen being distributed by the following 3 URLs.

The executing file has been seen to make the following network communication in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to commoncobs.softonic.com  (46.28.209.20:80)

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