This the Soft32 ad-supported download manager that bundles additional PUP offers. "During the download process we may show commercial offers, such as a toolbar or other browser add-ons. The download manager is in no way affiliated or endorsed by the author of this product." The application solitaire setup.exe by Zulu Soft SRL has been detected as adware by 9 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the Soft32 Download Manager installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from solitaire.soft32.com.
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The setup file is part of the Soft32.com download and install manager. It is an ad-supported installer and attempts to get the user to install various adware toolbars, browser add-ons, game applications or other potentially unwanted programs. If a sponsored software offer such as a toolbar is installed it might change the User’s home page, default search settings and 404 traffic. Note, the software installed by Soft32 is probably safe, just the installer is unwanted.
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.
1/18/2017 3:09:08 AM UTC (today)
MSIL/Soft32Downloader.A potentially unwanted application
522.5 KB (535,072 bytes)
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
Soft32 Download Manager (using Nullsoft Install System)
6/3/2013 8:00:00 PM
6/17/2016 7:59:59 PM
CN=Zulu Soft SRL, O=Zulu Soft SRL, L=Sibiu, S=Sibiu, C=RO, SERIALNUMBER=J32/987/2007, OID.188.8.131.52=Private Organization, OID.184.108.40.206.4.1.3220.127.116.11.3=RO
CN=Symantec Class 3 Extended Validation Code Signing CA, OU=Symantec Trust Network, O=Symantec Corporation, C=US
12/5/2009 5:50:52 PM
Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)
The file solitaire setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.