spassist.exe

SoftPlanet Software Assistant

Secure Download

The application spassist.exe by Secure Download has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It runs as a scheduled task under the Windows Task Scheduler triggered to execute each time a user logs in. This file is typically installed with the program SoftPlanet Software Assistant version 1.19 by Secure Download Ltd. which is a potentially unwanted software program.
Publisher:
Secure Download Ltd.  (signed by Secure Download)

Product:
SoftPlanet Software Assistant

Version:
1.19.0.0

MD5:
5c06e9f766abb7b38039518f3e2806b5

SHA-1:
0d888ee3b2b843f72f3985abdf1892905a329977

SHA-256:
b69601d0cbe2088e5a2d7dd632d59682fc9ae6825eaabc36497a432e32469b39

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

Analysis date:
11/25/2017 4:58:18 AM UTC  (a few moments ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Task.SecureDownload.I
14.2.24.1

File size:
4.3 MB (4,511,072 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.0.0

Copyright:
© 2013-2014 Secure Download Ltd.

Original file name:
spassist.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\softplanet software assistant\spassist.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
3/31/2013 5:00:00 PM

Valid to:
4/1/2015 4:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Secure Download, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Secure Download, L=Varna, S=Varna, C=BG

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:
33603C68EE7C09737EB44A0122AD5A1D

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/9/2013 8:05:16 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
49152:2haUYo1bQ+tCJv9dnRQg1RgSUvKrSUsmZKmU33LkPw1klHomMHH8Lph6n6IQTGTv:2hatoJkLNKmU33LiKm08LLIsq

Entry address:
0x3BC590

Entry point:
55, 8B, EC, 83, C4, F0, 53, B8, 54, E7, 7A, 00, E8, 4F, 23, C5, FF, E8, 9A, A5, C4, FF, 85, C0, 7E, 07, E8, E5, 20, FF, FF, EB, 2F, 68, E8, C5, 7B, 00, 6A, FF, 6A, 00, E8, A5, 5C, C5, FF, 8B, D8, 85, DB, 74, 1B, E8, D2, 5D, C5, FF, 3D, B7, 00, 00, 00, 74, 0F, E8, BE, 20, FF, FF, 85, DB, 74, 06, 53, E8, 2C, 5C, C5, FF, 5B, E8, AE, CD, C4, FF, 00, 00, 7B, 00, 37, 00, 46, 00, 37, 00, 45, 00, 43, 00, 44, 00, 39, 00, 35, 00, 2D, 00, 43, 00, 43, 00, 36, 00, 34, 00, 2D, 00, 34, 00, 32, 00, 38, 00, 30, 00, 2D, 00...
 
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Entropy:
6.6356

Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C++

Code size:
3.7 MB (3,913,728 bytes)

Scheduled Task
Task name:
SoftPlanet Software Assistant

Trigger:
Logon (Runs on logon)

Action:
spassist.exe task


The file spassist.exe has been discovered within the following program.

Distrubuted by AVSoftware, the software wraps legitimate and open source programs in a download manager type bundle that includes various offers for toolbars and web browser plugins, mostly ad-supported software.
www.softplanet.com
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-69-50-113.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com  (54.69.50.113:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-191-101-105.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com  (54.191.101.105:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to bd064cf6.virtua.com.br  (189.6.76.246:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to cache.google.com  (201.16.59.23:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-206-151.atl50.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.206.151:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-54-230-206-107.atl50.r.cloudfront.net  (54.230.206.107:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to c8a0605a.virtua.com.br  (200.160.96.90:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to 201-0-236-213.dial-up.telesp.net.br  (201.0.236.213:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to server-52-84-33-231.ewr50.r.cloudfront.net  (52.84.33.231:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to mx-ll-110.164.10-119.static.3bb.co.th  (110.164.10.119:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to 186-230-63-58.ded.intelignet.com.br  (186.230.63.58:80)

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