CodecPerformerSetup.exe

Cheap Software LLC

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application CodecPerformerSetup.exe by Cheap Software 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 InstallBrain installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from 363a09f5.down6bucket.us.
Publisher:
CodecPerformer  (signed by Cheap Software LLC)

Product:
CodecPerformer

Version:
14.10.26.11

MD5:
4d1c028502840f35451d152e891486e7

SHA-1:
15bb1b74b1ee2036b09b523d146859c834c16468

SHA-256:
5a0f112c4265e46b9320c21b4a72ffcecdd51dadc225a938c8bb7ddaa983472a

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file 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:
9/27/2020 12:16:38 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.15.21

File size:
1.2 MB (1,273,872 bytes)

Product version:
14.10.26.11

Copyright:
Copyright 2014

Original file name:
CodecPerformerSetup.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:
11/14/2013 5:42:27 AM

Valid to:
11/14/2014 5:42:27 AM

Subject:
CN=Cheap Software LLC, O=Cheap Software LLC, L=Portland, S=Oregon, 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:
4B56F474BFFC4F

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
9/10/2014 5:13:39 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x71B1

Entry point:
E8, BC, D4, FF, FF, E9, FE, B4, 00, 00, C7, 01, 80, B5, 41, 00, E9, DB, 5E, 00, 00, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 56, 8B, F1, C7, 06, 80, B5, 41, 00, E8, C8, 5E, 00, 00, F6, 45, 08, 01, 74, 07, 56, E8, 86, 6F, 00, 00, 59, 8B, C6, 5E, 5D, C2, 04, 00, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 10, 6A, 00, FF, 15, E0, B1, 41, 00, 89, 45, F0, 8B, 45, F0, 50, FF, 15, 00, B0, 41, 00, 89, 45, F8, 68, 5E, 03, 00, 00, 6A, 05, 8B, 4D, F8, 51, FF, 15, 14, B0, 41, 00, 89, 45, FC, 8B, 55, FC, 52, 8B, 45, F8, 50, FF, 15, 18, B0, 41, 00, 6A, 02, FF, 15...
 
[+]

Entropy:
7.7097  (probably packed)

Code size:
102.5 KB (104,960 bytes)

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

http://363a09f5.down6bucket.us/.../$$$gk31y$ae70d59e778d1c968562582d6c0753?v=45&cid=3975&clickid=008053829014566906012&a=2&r=191ed600&cert=chs&token=748b72c346678e8abfa71a7a1d2020b1&ts=1414322321

Remove CodecPerformerSetup.exe - Powered by Reason Core Security