softonicdownloader_per_syncdroid.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. While the original product is most likely clean, the Softonic Downloader is considered a PUP. The application softonicdownloader_per_syncdroid.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 8 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:
1.40.6.0

MD5:
821cae65601b4601f17e785071907677

SHA-1:
e52fa3a199fe7fbcb333c5b7820b2b99bf417276

SHA-256:
b38d25bde6305e0ba18d8578adc88ff9df308ab9818e24647030802f27f41e84

Scanner detections:
8 / 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. 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:
8/18/2018 5:22:47 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Softonic
7.1.1

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.Agent.SOFE
18041

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.2454
9.0.1.093

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
8.9633

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A
v2014.04.03.08

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.a
14.4.3.10

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.Obscure/Heur!1.9E03
23.00.65.14401

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
27994

File size:
377.8 KB (386,904 bytes)

Product version:
1.40.6.0

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_syncdroid.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:
3/24/2014 4:50:33 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:mp/+u6pKpXQoVqfBP1J7xTy04vFaIvI66zZuOP/rDt4iAUKFCx8NVlMW8eGoSyj5:V1cBQzJ7hy0UwfHaNDVlfGoSyp8u

Entry address:
0x52CC70

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, A0, 8D, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 70, B2, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 00, AA, 52, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 5F, 2C, 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_syncdroid.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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