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 32 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the InstallBrain installer. The setup program bundles additional offers, mostly adware, using the InstallBrain installer, a pay-per-install monetization download manager. InstallBrain will also install a background updater service that will update any installed browser add-ons and plug-ins. The file has been seen being downloaded from www.appoder.com.
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Publisher:
CodecPerformer  (signed by R2D2 Tech Software LLC)

Product:
CodecPerformer

Version:
14.5.20.7

MD5:
90f145bce491b8d43ea35acb03165646

SHA-1:
46d259a310dc21e1a6d5a8243872c3501d6cb037

SHA-256:
15edacf1e01f1abfdce700b77d9623934899af2e59848b5ffaea75d18b097bb8

Scanner detections:
32 / 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 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:
12/2/2016 11:31:30 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Gen:Variant.Jaik.1231
969

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.InstallBrain
7.1.1

AhnLab V3 Security
PUP/Win32.InstallBrain
14.06.10

Avira AntiVirus
APPL/InstallBrain.Gen
7.11.147.94

Antiy Labs AVL
Trojan/Win32.Badur
0.1.0.1

avast!
Win32:InstallBrain-BI [PUP]
140608-0

AVG
Adware InstallBrain.AB
2014.0.3955

Baidu Antivirus
Adware.Win32.InstallBrain
4.0.3.14610

Bitdefender
Gen:Variant.Jaik.1231
1.0.20.805

Comodo Security
Application.Win32.InstallBrain.BF
18047

Dr.Web
Adware.Downware.3914
9.0.1.05190

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Gen:Variant.Jaik.1231
8.14.06.10.01

ESET NOD32
Win32/InstallBrain.BM potentially unwanted application
7.0.302.0

Fortinet FortiGate
W32/Skintrim.B!tr
6/10/2014

F-Prot
W32/IBrain.B2.gen
v6.4.7.1.166

F-Secure
Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.139208
11.2014-10-06_3

G Data
Gen:Variant.Jaik.1231
14.6.24

IKARUS anti.virus
Trojan.Win32.Spy
t3scan.1.6.1.0

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program
13.176.11896

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program
13.176.11896

Kingsoft AntiVirus
Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
331020.49267

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.CodecPerformer.A
v2014.06.10.01

MicroWorld eScan
Gen:Variant.Jaik.1231
15.0.0.483

NANO AntiVirus
Riskware.Win32.Downware.cwmdeh
0.28.0.59288

Panda Antivirus
Trj/Genetic.gen
14.06.10.01

Qihoo 360 Security
Malware.QVM06.Gen
1.0.0.1015

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Installer.R2D2TechSoftware.T
14.8.8.0

Rising Antivirus
PE:Adware.Graftor!6.18FC
23.00.65.14608

Sophos
InstallBrain
4.98

SUPERAntiSpyware
Questionable.Resource
10552

Vba32 AntiVirus
AdWare.BrainInst
3.12.26.0

VIPRE Antivirus
InstallBrain
28030

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File size:
1.3 MB (1,367,008 bytes)

Product version:
14.5.20.7

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 11:13:12 PM

Valid to:
12/18/2016 11:13:12 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:
5/13/2014 8:05:34 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:Ev1Okt3JTN+wgFgx6/ZmSyl7V2LOx5CCIcIEOZ7ma9MI90OAvypd3sza:EY43JTNPUgxOmSCacCCIcE1ihOAqD3J

Entry address:
0x106A9

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, 0C, 43, 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, 0C, 43, 00, FF, 15, 80, 40, 42, 00, 8B, F8, 85, FF, 75, 26, 6A, 0C, 5E, 39, 05, 98, 0C, 43, 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:
7.8108  (probably packed)

Code size:
137.5 KB (140,800 bytes)

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

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