winrar setup.exe

Zulu Soft 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 Zulu Soft 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. With this installer, users are expecting to download WinRAR archiver but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware.
Publisher:
Zulu Soft SRL  (signed and verified)

MD5:
00efc6c613bce581129bbdf61e41c986

SHA-1:
4b55a20a2fce243a230bc3ff5bcb4b28466c5af9

SHA-256:
308c4f422998db6896182dbb1df201d8bce81f77c4c3100060f3145c1e978dce

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 also known as bundleware, or downloadware, which is an downloader designed to simply deliver ad-supported offers in the setup routine of an otherwise legitimate software.

Analysis date:
12/12/2017 11:31:24 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Downloader.Bundler.Soft32.Installer (M)
16.6.11.9

File size:
844.8 KB (865,112 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
Soft32 Download Manager (using Nullsoft Install System)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\winrar setup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Symantec Corporation

Valid from:
6/3/2013 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
6/17/2016 7:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Zulu Soft SRL, O=Zulu Soft SRL, L=Sibiu, S=Sibiu, C=RO, SERIALNUMBER=J32/987/2007, OID.2.5.4.15=Private Organization, OID.1.3.6.1.4.1.311.60.2.1.3=RO

Issuer:
CN=Symantec Class 3 Extended Validation Code Signing CA, OU=Symantec Trust Network, O=Symantec Corporation, C=US

Serial number:
22D4D7E5042BE9C2999CB05C4CA2BB4F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
5/19/2013 7:53:02 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:Q8P5WL11hzb/ujoHQAihnOKURJ/CxmNB:T851h/1HZQOzRJqc

Entry address:
0x310B

Entry point:
81, EC, 84, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 1C, C7, 44, 24, 10, 90, 91, 40, 00, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, FF, 15, 34, 70, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, B0, 70, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 8C, 72, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 58, EC, 42, 00, E8, 6E, 2D, 00, 00, A3, A4, EB, 42, 00, 53, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, 50, 53, 68, E0, 8F, 42, 00, FF, 15, 64, 71, 40, 00, 68, 80, 91, 40, 00, 68, A0, E3, 42, 00, E8, 18, 2A, 00, 00, FF, 15, 1C, 71, 40, 00, BD, 00, 40, 43, 00, 50, 55, E8, 06, 2A...
 
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Entropy:
7.9606

Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)

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