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:
14.4.9.15

MD5:
32f8a59d03fd6f9e4b7477e746542ef4

SHA-1:
88559ba67f0a355cd8eaa86ddaff95256e7719fa

SHA-256:
f155d37c24e65b4cd812b96a37b441ef01f456cdd18b641fa38e4618034fe8a3

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:
7/16/2018 3:58:27 AM UTC  (a few moments ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
16.8.6.19

File size:
1.3 MB (1,339,024 bytes)

Product version:
14.4.9.15

Copyright:
Copyright 2014

Original file name:
CodecPerformerSetup.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallBrain

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

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
12/19/2013 12:13:12 AM

Valid to:
12/19/2016 12:13:12 AM

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:
4/8/2014 10:23:49 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
24576:8w1OriZTQ8XfTt0OkzPtaGCF68nRm2F+ZC6fSG9MXcw0OAJ7Id3qI:mmZTZTsaD68nFsNfSGiXcnOABg3t

Entry address:
0xF409

Entry point:
E8, 55, 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, A4, 30, 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:
7.8081  (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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