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. 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:
Zulu Soft SRL  (signed and verified)

MD5:
405a4e920a9b5c64a163f5f44b09d6f5

SHA-1:
7cc80ba2638732615205eccb3c42eb45dcbb0129

SHA-256:
13341ae2d69b5f0d42b55355aa616fc896b2b304c61c77e937cff0a46f5b898b

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 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
12/12/2017 2:05:26 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Downloader.Bundler.Soft32.Installer (M)
16.4.8.23

File size:
519.3 KB (531,776 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:
6/4/2013 3:00:00 AM

Valid to:
6/18/2016 2:59:59 AM

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:
5/11/2014 11:03:42 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:0tdBaTYdbjNPmszGtW+2Zqm9BR+UcMJPo+SmIAjpQm2f+:6BbdblTGp20mcUceHSmIuQm2f

Entry address:
0x30E2

Entry point:
81, EC, 84, 01, 00, 00, 53, 55, 56, 33, DB, 57, 89, 5C, 24, 18, C7, 44, 24, 10, 90, 91, 40, 00, 89, 5C, 24, 20, C6, 44, 24, 14, 20, FF, 15, 34, 70, 40, 00, 68, 01, 80, 00, 00, FF, 15, 1C, 71, 40, 00, 53, FF, 15, 8C, 72, 40, 00, 6A, 08, A3, 58, E4, 42, 00, E8, 95, 2D, 00, 00, A3, A4, E3, 42, 00, 53, 8D, 44, 24, 38, 68, 60, 01, 00, 00, 50, 53, 68, E0, 87, 42, 00, FF, 15, 64, 71, 40, 00, 68, 80, 91, 40, 00, 68, A0, DB, 42, 00, E8, 3F, 2A, 00, 00, FF, 15, 20, 71, 40, 00, BD, 00, 40, 43, 00, 50, 55, E8, 2D, 2A...
 
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Packer / compiler:
Nullsoft install system v2.x

Code size:
23.5 KB (24,064 bytes)

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