winrar.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.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. 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:
I.T.N.T. SRL  (signed and verified)

MD5:
5cf89a60e1d299bb3b6c340168e11c53

SHA-1:
9d6c6aa5cb3de236c4fb86b6456c5e9682b14f28

SHA-256:
0d4a6a440f68674eb301d3d78e65c36a492dadca515da2944337f3f8056084bf

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 5:36:22 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Downloader.Bundler.Soft32 (M)
16.6.4.11

File size:
667.6 KB (683,664 bytes)

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

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

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

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
COMODO CA Limited

Valid from:
12/4/2014 1:00:00 AM

Valid to:
12/5/2015 12:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=I.T.N.T. SRL, O=I.T.N.T. SRL, STREET=Str. Costache Negri Nr 9 Apartament 1, L=Sibiu, S=RO, PostalCode=550402, C=RO

Issuer:
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB

Serial number:
5C97D3EAAA49D29938CA0FA32520A363

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
5/11/2014 10:03:42 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
6.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:/tdN33AFgd1cHibitUic3QcSNNLt8grGWnUylI1j8fROOJ2fd:zN3wFSbit03CLt8grXUyl5fR92fd

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)

The file winrar.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

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