softonicdownloader_voor_avg-internet-security-2014.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. 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_voor_avg-internet-security-2014.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.
Publisher:
Softonic International  (signed and verified)

Product:
Application Setup

Version:
1.41.4.3

MD5:
4f6395ef7fdfdb728c48f18b1f6e813a

SHA-1:
7c11f06d2148f1f380f54bddec9c6410df4d6074

SHA-256:
2679383873b32aaafcb5ddbdd545877996cc72ed193a140d81ee112e24a4451a

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 '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.

Analysis date:
12/15/2018 6:46:48 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

AVG
Adware BundleApp_r.AS
2014.0.4015

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.8422
9.0.1.05190

ESET NOD32
Win32/SoftonicDownloader.G potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

G Data
Win32.Adware.Softonic
14.9.24

IKARUS anti.virus
PUA.SoftSonicDownloader
t3scan.1.7.5.0

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.183.13286

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
15.0.0.463

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.Softonic
v2014.09.06.09

Reason Heuristics
Bundler.PPI.Softonic.s
14.9.6.9

Sophos
Generic PUA HM
4.98

VIPRE Antivirus
Trojan.Win32.Generic
32856

File size:
358.9 KB (367,480 bytes)

Product version:
1.41.4.3

Copyright:
Copyright (C) 2014

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Softonic Downloader

Language:
Spanish (International Sort)

Common path:
C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\My documents\downloads\softonicdownloader_voor_avg-internet-security-2014.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:
8/25/2014 5:55:30 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:cn7zi9W6hMux6qLm8+DJWtNQvBpaVmsUKVaQ6RRe/fNOk9HEEVZoStCV/K0ZJGZ:c7zio6doAmBDJLppa4KVGRROFbpoStCw

Entry address:
0xF7350

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, 3F, 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 file softonicdownloader_voor_avg-internet-security-2014.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.