CodecPerformerSetup.exe

R2D2 Tech Software LLC

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application CodecPerformerSetup.exe by R2D2 Tech 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 www.appapia.com.
Publisher:
CodecPerformer  (signed by R2D2 Tech Software LLC)

Product:
CodecPerformer

Version:
14.4.26.14

MD5:
6eec4c6c7de2a528255b386e4e193577

SHA-1:
26d58fa060dad2672cdb3215b09d59b8321018ec

SHA-256:
15017348d59423d23de8f81d6b8d1e5db144e880fbd64d8bf3fcc7f1a7016263

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 an installer which may bundle legitimate applications with offers for additional 3rd-party applications that may be unwanted by the user. While the installer contains an 'opt-out' feature this is not set be defult and is usually overlooked.

Analysis date:
12/17/2018 4:25:06 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
16.8.4.15

File size:
1.3 MB (1,338,304 bytes)

Product version:
14.4.26.14

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:
12/18/2013 10:13:12 PM

Valid to:
12/18/2016 10:13:12 PM

Subject:
CN=R2D2 Tech Software LLC, O=R2D2 Tech Software LLC, L=Beaverton, 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:
7287089BC80B

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
4/15/2014 11:16:36 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:eAuOVglTAN1RBucEp9cR6JTBQUINmhQ94d9MPpK0OAGy5d3Tm:T+lTANpsp9cwBSU5hdivOA7T3a

Entry address:
0xF489

Entry point:
E8, 56, 4E, 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, 94, FC, 42, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, A0, 46, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, EA, 44, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, E3, 16, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, DB, 74, 04, 8B, C3, EB, 03, 33, C0, 40, 50, 6A, 00, FF, 35, 94, FC, 42, 00, FF, 15, 34, 31, 42, 00, 8B, F8, 85, FF, 75, 26, 6A, 0C, 5E, 39, 05, 98, FC, 42, 00, 74, 0D, 53, E8, 79, 1B, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, A9, EB, 07, E8, 71, 1D, 00, 00, 89, 30, E8, 6A, 1D, 00, 00, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.8087  (probably packed)

Code size:
133 KB (136,192 bytes)

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

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