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:
c3c039e789ac8833d5d0b2ea73ddfb22

SHA-1:
a501a3f4bde668f05651188d735a66b0d7127883

SHA-256:
caf4046af8f37161d540c573ff380f7463d2e0f9ae9070fa945b4a5444195b5f

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:
12/11/2017 6:16:13 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Downloader.Bundler.Soft32.Installer (M)
16.6.19.6

File size:
876.8 KB (897,888 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}\downloads\winrar setup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
1/25/2012 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
3/22/2015 7:59:59 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:
6/3/2012 2:18:27 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:fDCc585RZCyojmJQiKia1HaL1F17e9Oj:fD3585RcjJjpsn1C9O

Entry address:
0x2A0440

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 30, 5D, 00, 8D, BE, 00, E0, E2, FF, C7, 87, 34, 6C, 21, 00, A7, C0, BB, 4C, 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:
7.8876

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

Code size:
824 KB (843,776 bytes)

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