77zipsetup.exe

Installer

MediaTechSoft Inc.

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application 77zipsetup.exe by MediaTechSoft has been detected as adware by 67 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the InstallBrain installer. This is the uninstaller utility registered in the Windows Control Panel for the program 77zip. According to AVG, this software downloads additional adware offers during setup. The file has been seen being downloaded from www.softologicsd.com. While running, it connects to the Internet address www.ibbalance.com on port 443.
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Publisher:
MediaTechSoft Inc.  (signed and verified)

Product:
Installer

Version:
15.9.28.27

MD5:
08b836b6f1fa19dc78d670df76b40dea

SHA-1:
8ff5f199b2692d20e8940c14d809190579912240

SHA-256:
307aef6bca17dcc9bed6d0d99795e52e4ef8622bffe2ac0b3e5d6a2523b27eb4

Scanner detections:
67 / 68

Status:
Adware

Explanation:
Uses the InstallBrain monetization platform from iBario to deliver bundled adware both search toolbars and PC optimizers from Performersoft.

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:
12/4/2016 9:18:18 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Application.Bundler.InstallBrain.A
968

AegisLab AV Signature
ADWARE-InstallBrain.Gen
2.1.4+

Agnitum Outpost
Adware.BrainInst
7.1.1

AhnLab V3 Security
Adware/Win32.BrainInst
14.06.12

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/InstallBrain.A
7.11.96.212

Antiy Labs AVL
AdWare/Win32.BrainInst
2.0.3.7

avast!
Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
2014.9-140612

AVG
Trojan horse Downloader.Generic13
2015.0.3446

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.Agent
4.0.3.14612

Bitdefender
Application.Bundler.InstallBrain.A
1.0.20.815

Bkav FE
W32.Clodb8d.Trojan
1.3.0.4613

CMC Antivirus
AdWare.Win32.BrainInst!O
1.1.0.977

Commtouch SDK
W32/IBrain.D.gen!Eldorado
5.4.1.7

Comodo Security
UnclassifiedMalware
16765

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1295
9.0.1.0161

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Win32.Virtob.Gen.12
8.14.06.12.01

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallBrain.AF (variant)
8.8689

Fortinet FortiGate
Adware/InstallBrain.OP
6/12/2014

F-Prot
W32/IBrain.D.gen
v6.4.7.1.166

F-Secure
Trojan:W32/InstallBrain.A
11.2014-12-06_5

G Data
Win32.Application.InstallBrain
14.6.22

IKARUS anti.virus
AdInstaller
t3scan.2.2.29

Jiangmin
KV140610

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.174.10588

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.174.10588

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.BrainInst
14.0.0.3725

Kingsoft AntiVirus
Win32.Troj.BrainInst.t.(kcloud)
331020.49267

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.InstallBrain
v2014.06.10.07

McAfee
RDN/Generic PUP.x!bpg
5600.7102

McAfee Web Gateway
RDN/Generic PUP.x!bpg
7.7102

Microsoft Security Essentials
1.165.247.01

MicroWorld eScan
Application.Bundler.InstallBrain.A
15.0.0.489

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Win32.Downware.cqmhdj
0.28.0.57029

nProtect
Trojan-Clicker/W32.BrainInst.676192
14.03.21.01

Panda Antivirus
Adware/Ibups
14.06.12.01

Qihoo 360 Security
Malware.QVM10.Gen
1.0.0.1015

Quick Heal
TrojanDownloader.Brantall.b
6.14.12.00

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.MediaTechSoft.K
14.8.8.2

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.InstallBrain!6.10A6
23.00.65.14610

Sophos
InstallBrain
4.96

SUPERAntiSpyware
Trojan.Agent/Gen-Downware
10549

The Hacker
Adware/Downware
6.8.0.5.392

Total Defense
Win32/Tnega.BRRKCQ
37.0.10498

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V1122
7.2.163

Trend Micro
TROJ_SPNV.03KI13
10.465.12

Vba32 AntiVirus
AdWare.BrainInst
3.12.24.3

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallBrain
20510

Zillya! Antivirus
Adware.BrainInst.Win32.63
2.0.0.1777

Remove 77zipsetup.exe - Powered by Reason Core Security
File size:
659.8 KB (675,584 bytes)

Product version:
15.9.28.27

Copyright:
Copyright 2012

Original file name:
installer.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallBrain

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\77zipsetup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
3/29/2013 12:18:00 PM

Valid to:
3/29/2016 12:18:00 PM

Subject:
CN=MediaTechSoft Inc., O=MediaTechSoft Inc., L=Beaverton, S=OR, C=US

Issuer:
SERIALNUMBER=07969287, CN=Go Daddy Secure Certification Authority, OU=http://certificates.godaddy.com/repository, O="GoDaddy.com, Inc.", L=Scottsdale, S=Arizona, C=US

Serial number:
4B870730DE21B9

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/24/2013 8:14:23 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:5qHE+NqGWtKRFXGyoahFTb9bQdIRo5KSM3TodjsZwBjbD3jemiZEqmbk:xSlh8dIRUKtkhsKpjemlqn

Entry address:
0x1089D

Entry point:
E8, AD, 41, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 53, 8B, 5D, 08, 83, FB, E0, 77, 6F, 56, 57, 83, 3D, C4, 44, 42, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, F8, 39, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, 42, 38, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, 41, 25, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, DB, 74, 04, 8B, C3, EB, 03, 33, C0, 40, 50, 6A, 00, FF, 35, C4, 44, 42, 00, FF, 15, 88, D0, 41, 00, 8B, F8, 85, FF, 75, 26, 6A, 0C, 5E, 39, 05, C8, 44, 42, 00, 74, 0D, 53, E8, 91, 18, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, A9, EB, 07, E8, 63, 18, 00, 00, 89, 30, E8, 5C, 18, 00, 00, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.7096  (probably packed)

Code size:
111 KB (113,664 bytes)

Program Uninstaller
Program name:
77zip

Uninstall string:
"C:\Program Files\Uninstall Information\Ib\97\3867\ib_uninstall.exe" /PUninstall="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\77zip" /reg=32


The file 77zipsetup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to www.softologic.com  (174.37.181.31:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to www.ibbalance.com  (173.192.190.227:443)

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