codecperformersetup.exe

Installer

Performersoft LLC

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application codecperformersetup.exe by Performersoft has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 51 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the InstallBrain installer. According to AVG, this software downloads additional adware offers during setup. While running, it connects to the Internet address 169.54.33.137-static.reverse.softlayer.com on port 80 using the HTTP protocol.
Publisher:
Performersoft LLC  (signed and verified)

Product:
Installer

Version:
15.9.28.27

MD5:
fe79654f80585b198e44d646daf0779b

SHA-1:
12de8a29453670255e616d188033db69dfb262e2

SHA-256:
c16c3a45a4a4b940926df54e9f4b0f92d4292c4b8a6e7791d640cd1def0d2e80

Scanner detections:
51 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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

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:
5/23/2018 11:25:56 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Application.Bundler.InstallBrain.A
5758502

AegisLab AV Signature
ADWARE-InstallBrain.Gen
2.1.4+

Agnitum Outpost
Adware.BrainInst
7.1.1

AhnLab V3 Security
Adware/Win32.BrainInst
15.06.17

Avira AntiVirus
Adware/InstallBrain.CE
7.11.121.36

Antiy Labs AVL
AdWare/Win32.BrainInst
2.0.3.7

Arcabit
Application.Bundler.InstallBrain.A
1.0.0.425

avast!
Win32:InstallBrain-AV [PUP]
150602-1

AVG
Trojan horse Downloader.Generic13
2016.0.3075

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.Agent
4.0.3.15617

Bitdefender
Application.Bundler.InstallBrain.A
1.0.20.840

Bkav FE
W32.Clodb8d.Trojan
1.3.0.4613

Clam AntiVirus
Win.Adware.Installbrain-1367
0.98/20573

CMC Antivirus
AdWare.Win32.BrainInst!O
1.1.0.977

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

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.InstallBrain.AF
17475

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.1295
9.0.1.05190

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Application.Bundler.InstallBrain
10.0.0.5366

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallBrain.AB potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

Fortinet FortiGate
Adware/InstallBrain.OP
6/17/2015

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

F-Secure
Trojan:W32/InstallBrain.A
5.14.151

G Data
Win32.Application.InstallBrain
15.6.22

IKARUS anti.virus
AdInstaller
t3scan.2.2.29

Jiangmin
AdWare/BrainInst.ag
KV150617

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.174.10588

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.174.10588

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.BrainInst
15.0.0.543

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

Malwarebytes
Adware.InstallBrain
v2015.06.17.12

McAfee
RDN/Generic PUP.x!bpg
5600.6731

McAfee Web Gateway
RDN/Generic PUP.x!bpg
7.6731

Microsoft Security Essentials
1.165.247.01

MicroWorld eScan
Application.Bundler.InstallBrain.A
16.0.0.504

NANO AntiVirus
Trojan.Win32.Downware.cqmhdj
0.28.0.57029

Norman
Application.Bundler.InstallBrain.A
02.06.2015 14:23:46

nProtect
Trojan-Clicker/W32.BrainInst.676192
14.03.21.01

Panda Antivirus
Adware/Ibups
15.06.17.12

Qihoo 360 Security
Malware.QVM10.Gen
1.0.0.1015

Quick Heal
TrojanDownloader.Brantall.b
6.15.12.00

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft.Bundler
15.6.17.8

Rising Antivirus
PE:Malware.InstallBrain!6.10A6
23.00.65.15615

Sophos
PUA 'InstallBrain'
5.15

SUPERAntiSpyware
Trojan.Agent/Gen-Downware
9808

The Hacker
Adware/Downware
6.8.0.5.392

Total Defense
Win32/Tnega.BRRKCQ
37.0.10498

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V1122
7.2.168

Trend Micro
TROJ_SPNV.03KI13
10.465.17

Vba32 AntiVirus
AdWare.BrainInst
3.12.24.3

VIPRE Antivirus
Trojan.Win32.Generic!SB.0
24588

Zillya! Antivirus
Adware.BrainInst.Win32.63
2.0.0.1777

File size:
710.3 KB (727,360 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\codecperformersetup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
6/27/2012 10:28:03 PM

Valid to:
6/27/2015 10:28:03 PM

Subject:
CN=Performersoft LLC, O=Performersoft LLC, 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:
07DAC5F73C6773

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
5/24/2013 11:21:29 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
12288:uHJlFXkWnC3AmTrdr8g3SzyQ56LBkmBEOTxm1eTW/DfddWwM8M:qQAWdAgS9wimW+xM+WrfdxM8M

Entry address:
0x1749D

Entry point:
E8, 89, 41, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 6A, 0C, 68, D0, 92, 42, 00, E8, ED, 17, 00, 00, 6A, 0E, E8, 86, 43, 00, 00, 59, 83, 65, FC, 00, 8B, 75, 08, 8B, 4E, 04, 85, C9, 74, 2F, A1, 2C, D5, 42, 00, BA, 28, D5, 42, 00, 89, 45, E4, 85, C0, 74, 11, 39, 08, 75, 2C, 8B, 48, 04, 89, 4A, 04, 50, E8, B7, EA, FF, FF, 59, FF, 76, 04, E8, AE, EA, FF, FF, 59, 83, 66, 04, 00, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, E8, 0A, 00, 00, 00, E8, DC, 17, 00, 00, C3, 8B, D0, EB, C5, 6A, 0E, E8, 52, 42, 00, 00, 59, C3, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC...
 
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Code size:
140 KB (143,360 bytes)

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

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to ec2-54-235-159-97.compute-1.amazonaws.com  (54.235.159.97:80)

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to 169.54.33.137-static.reverse.softlayer.com  (169.54.33.137:80)

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