Hi. I use Avast antivirus software on my Windows 7 desktop computer. Today, I did a scan and it said that a threat had been detected. It identified the file as softonicdownloader44840.exe, and it said the "Severity" was high and listed the Status as "Threat: Win32: Adware-gen [Adw]". (I'm not sure what these classifications mean exactly, but I'm listing them to be thorough). I chose to apply automatic fix and it said that it had been successfully moved to the Chest.
After doing this, I was curious about what this might be and googled softonicdownloader44840.exe. I got all kinds of conflicting information, including one site that said this is an important file for certain functions on the computer. I'm confused and don't want to trust random sites, so I'm hoping this forum can please assist me. So far, I have not noticed any problems, but I want to check if I did something wrong by "fixing" this situation.
Does anyone know about this? Thank you very much in advance if you can assist!