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 c24f03d0.down19bucket.us.
Publisher:
CodecPerformer  (signed by Cheap Software LLC)

Product:
CodecPerformer

Version:
14.10.29.12

MD5:
113bc87c21817193dd7d474b2231a601

SHA-1:
8efa62ff868581be5584e9baa2754103f4c81579

SHA-256:
7f4ccb4b59c383d766a512f55298db06ed379b1259d316ea1e24e3d251491446

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:
9/29/2020 5:35:37 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.15.2

File size:
1.2 MB (1,219,680 bytes)

Product version:
14.10.29.12

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 3:42:27 AM

Valid to:
11/14/2014 3:42:27 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:
10/27/2014 1:48:42 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x7AF6

Entry point:
E8, D8, 40, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, C7, 01, C8, 14, 41, 00, E9, 93, FB, FF, FF, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 56, 8B, F1, C7, 06, C8, 14, 41, 00, E8, 80, FB, FF, FF, F6, 45, 08, 01, 74, 07, 56, E8, 04, EE, FF, FF, 59, 8B, C6, 5E, 5D, C2, 04, 00, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 56, 57, 8B, 7D, 08, 8B, 47, 04, 85, C0, 74, 47, 8D, 50, 08, 80, 3A, 00, 74, 3F, 8B, 75, 0C, 8B, 4E, 04, 3B, C1, 74, 14, 83, C1, 08, 51, 52, E8, 41, 19, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, C0, 74, 04, 33, C0, EB, 24, F6, 06, 02, 74, 05, F6, 07, 08, 74, F2, 8B, 45, 10...
 
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Entropy:
7.7332  (probably packed)

Code size:
62 KB (63,488 bytes)

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

http://c24f03d0.down19bucket.us/.../$$$gk31y$632e507389e8716a36a53a750f91e3?v=45&cid=3975&clickid=002299991014749800911&a=2a&r=af4f4e5d&cert=chs&token=4d2de55031871bcffd9f5aa4c9a70ced&ts=1414587383

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