softonicen.exe

Conduit Ltd.

The file belongs to the Conduit API platform, a utility that bundles and monetizes search toolbars and web browser extensions. The application softonicen.exe, “softonicen Toolbar” by Conduit has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the Wise Installer installer. While running, it connects to the Internet address cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Conduit Ltd.  (signed and verified)

Description:
softonicen Toolbar

Version:
5.2.3.1

MD5:
565795f04d1f18a315367ea030bff3a8

SHA-1:
bcf7a16e331fe6664950dd48723213041fe7c9ad

SHA-256:
d3c84ca82cb14e8829518efe30c69e240a876c7c8f40b99ff5e994367ec2fe7f

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
This component is distributed and installed with the Conduit Toolbar platform.

Analysis date:
1/26/2021 2:24:07 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Conduit (M)
17.3.4.1

File size:
1.5 MB (1,556,240 bytes)

Copyright:
Conduit Ltd.

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Installer:
Wise Installer

Language:
English (United States)

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
1/17/2007 3:00:00 AM

Valid to:
3/24/2010 2:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=Conduit Ltd., OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Conduit Ltd., S=Israel, C=IL

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)04, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
59AB9B2EE67914B7DF4C479540DEC561

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/8/1999 11:24:47 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

Entry address:
0x1000

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 81, EC, 78, 05, 00, 00, 53, 56, BE, 04, 01, 00, 00, 57, 8D, 85, 94, FD, FF, FF, 56, 33, DB, 50, 53, FF, 15, 34, 20, 40, 00, 8D, 85, 94, FD, FF, FF, 56, 50, 8D, 85, 94, FD, FF, FF, 50, FF, 15, 30, 20, 40, 00, 8B, 3D, 2C, 20, 40, 00, 53, 53, 6A, 03, 53, 6A, 01, 8D, 85, 94, FD, FF, FF, 68, 00, 00, 00, 80, 50, FF, D7, 83, F8, FF, 89, 45, FC, 0F, 84, 7B, 01, 00, 00, 8D, 85, 90, FC, FF, FF, 50, 56, FF, 15, 28, 20, 40, 00, 8D, 85, 98, FE, FF, FF, 50, 53, 8D, 85, 90, FC, FF, FF, 68, 10, 30, 40, 00, 50...
 
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Entropy:
7.9952

Packer / compiler:
Wise Installer Stub

Code size:
512 Bytes (512 bytes)

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

TCP (HTTP):

 
http://offering.service.distributionengine.conduit-services.com/DecisionEngine.ashx

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cms.distributionengine.conduit-services.com  (54.243.251.51:80)

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