softonicdownloader_pour_winrar.exe

Application Setup

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_pour_winrar.exe by Softonic International has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 12 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Softonic Downloader installer. With this installer, users are expecting to download WinRAR archiver but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:
Softonic International  (signed and verified)

Product:
Application Setup

Version:
1.41.4.2

MD5:
f3fa48b1cdc8d61f235ae4f015ca612d

SHA-1:
aee24e0a4f5dd9433a49ed63b38d2ff757bcd769

SHA-256:
aa4b74ecef01b355268180ea87fae3fcd00534be9008ee6eddcfdaae25e55b86

Scanner detections:
12 / 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:
11/23/2017 4:10:40 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Downloader
7.1.1

Antiy Labs AVL
GrayWare[Downloader:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent.bxib
1.0.0.1

Baidu Antivirus
Hacktool.Win32.Downloader
4.0.3.14915

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader (variant)
8.10341

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13218

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13218

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
14.0.0.3249

Kingsoft AntiVirus
Win32.Troj.DownAgent.bx.(kcloud)
331020.49267

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic
v2014.09.15.03

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.EE
14.9.15.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Softonic Downloader
32700

File size:
358.9 KB (367,464 bytes)

Product version:
1.41.4.2

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanish

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:
8/25/2014 5:52:09 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:6yUaIP7XD+xXlAvrQLVFIYozeikMNG9lhRQRioCbDKFZsJjrx53oSttVcpK0ZJGg:6yBeCMQR+zqgG9lzoCPKns5ToStth89

Entry address:
0xF7370

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 90, 4A, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 80, F5, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 27, 59, 0F, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 60, E3, 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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Code size:
316 KB (323,584 bytes)

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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