etype_setup

InstallBrain Installer

Performersoft LLC

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The file etype_setup by Performersoft has been detected as a potentially unwanted program 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 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.
Publisher:
InstallBrain  (signed by Performersoft LLC)

Product:
InstallBrain Installer

Version:
11,6,20,2

MD5:
54444e86717d10bdda716827c27511a5

SHA-1:
1f6109c9726173634d1f3aea8dbdd71980239e59

SHA-256:
2745e3eb9be345481b4cdbdc8a89bb08c5da35cde235916e684f6deb0488b4a1

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Explanation:
Uses the InstallBrain monetization platform from iBario to deliver bundled adware both search toolbars and PC optimizers from Performersoft.

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:
11/20/2017 11:28:18 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft.InstallBrain.Installer (M)
16.1.8.15

File size:
324.4 KB (332,216 bytes)

Product version:
11,6,20,2

Copyright:
Copyright 2011

Trademarks:
InstallBrain

Bundler/Installer:
InstallBrain

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\etype_setup

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
7/13/2011 3:38:26 PM

Valid to:
6/25/2012 8:20:46 PM

Subject:
CN=Performersoft LLC, O=Performersoft LLC, L=Beaverton, S=OR, 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:
277B96F94D20C1

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
2/23/2012 11:45:59 AM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:Uq5g1SBzgQBMZIau0CHFvluKCCSJMnRCPjS0ocg4BSFoSHI8e:UqOSBzF9HFvUCSGR0S0ocZ6oSHI8e

Entry address:
0xD4F80

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 70, 49, 00, 8D, BE, 00, A0, F6, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 16, 24, 0D, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, 74, DF, 03, 00, 56, 83, C3, 04, 53, 50, C7, 03, 03, 00, 02, 00, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 55, 57, 56, 53, 83, EC, 7C, 8B, 94, 24, 90, 00, 00, 00, C7, 44, 24, 74, 00, 00, 00, 00, C6, 44, 24, 73, 00, 8B, AC, 24, 9C, 00, 00, 00, 8D, 42, 04, 89, 44, 24, 78, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 0F, B6, 4A, 02, 89, C3, D3, E3, 89, D9, 49, 89, 4C, 24, 6C, 0F, B6, 4A...
 
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Code size:
252 KB (258,048 bytes)

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

The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.

TCP (HTTP):
Connects to www.softologic.com  (174.37.181.31:80)

TCP (HTTP SSL):
Connects to www.ibbalance.com  (173.192.190.227:443)

TCP (HTTP):

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