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:
4a20fe94f9af4b304ce460dde1c7b07c

SHA-1:
d9d35da3d2259860945b227cb6f5d131d0a13787

SHA-256:
24004661c7269dce562af4a05b797ebfc2e9fca138888792e70d3224d472f3c0

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 7:20:32 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Downloader.Bundler.Soft32.Installer (M)
16.5.26.16

File size:
1.2 MB (1,302,808 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 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:
6/21/2013 5:24:14 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:4rX3aywoEslA7b56l8rq4TZ8wo3oH12q7pZEy0eYvkK/zeMU6DG/I83YiLn:4ray9l6hImLkhKuDGpoi

Entry address:
0x39E900

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 00, 67, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 10, D9, FF, C7, 87, 34, AC, 2C, 00, 91, 65, 89, B3, 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:
7.8909

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

Code size:
1.2 MB (1,245,184 bytes)

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