winrar setup.exe

I.T.N.T. SRL

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 winrar setup.exe by I.T.N.T. SRL has been detected as adware 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 Soft32 Download Manager installer. The installer is marketed through download protals and search ads as WinRAR archiver but will also install additional software offers which include adware, PUPs and browser toolbars.
Publisher:
I.T.N.T. SRL  (signed and verified)

Version:
1.0.0.0

MD5:
15229abda49e83df66ec41c844028e4f

SHA-1:
163a25d5cd36e05f5d2a2601f08d02ee7d361f33

SHA-256:
a82f4f95219fcf115cc5b30eb9f5d5c5e0a6d05ac91e946ca416e43a053c6e9c

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
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.

Description:
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.

Analysis date:
12/12/2017 9:10:54 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Downloader.Bundler.Soft32 (M)
16.8.10.12

File size:
830.8 KB (850,688 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.0.0

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Soft32 Download Manager

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files\content.ie5\{random}\winrar setup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
1/25/2012 4:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/22/2015 4:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=I.T.N.T. SRL, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=I.T.N.T. SRL, L=Sibiu, S=Sibiu, C=RO

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:
2C5182859A028A663B668C63FE5C1CD7

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
3/9/2013 8:52:41 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:4gUOGuCR3scwwKIU8UEKTBgpioRaeTpzWKcMOD5:2wCdscACUEKTBgpNYeVzWBM

Entry address:
0x2A6060

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 50, 5E, 00, 8D, BE, 00, C0, E1, FF, C7, 87, 34, DC, 21, 00, 52, 54, 4C, 46, 57, 83, CD, FF, EB, 0E, 90, 90, 90, 90, 8A, 06, 46, 88, 07, 47, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, ED, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, 01, DB, 73, 0B, 75, 28, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, 1F, 48, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, EB, D4, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C9, EB, 52, 31, C9, 83, E8, 03, 72, 11, C1, E0, 08, 8A, 06, 46...
 
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Entropy:
7.8828

Packer / compiler:
UPX v0.89.6 - v1.02 / v1.05 -v1.22 (Delphi) stub

Code size:
776 KB (794,624 bytes)

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