ibsvc.exe

Installer

YellowSoft Inc

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application ibsvc.exe by YellowSoft Inc 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. This is the uninstaller utility registered in the Windows Control Panel for the program Updater Service. While running, it connects to the Internet address www.ibbalance.com on port 443.
Publisher:
YellowSoft Inc  (signed and verified)

Product:
Installer

Version:
15.9.28.27

MD5:
508db38d0dc3bd4ff002ac849a8a4a73

SHA-1:
68fa0b75a421366731784100300b6ddc6cf663d7

SHA-256:
24385e1fc618db307d930850438aa75258f8fe7180da487634b8562c23359ec9

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:
12/12/2019 10:08:59 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.16.13

File size:
606.3 KB (620,824 bytes)

Product version:
15.9.28.27

Copyright:
Copyright 2012

Original file name:
installer.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallBrain

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\ProgramData\ibupdaterservice\ibsvc.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
9/12/2012 9:45:31 AM

Valid to:
9/12/2015 9:45:31 AM

Subject:
CN=YellowSoft Inc, O=YellowSoft Inc, 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:
4EC8FFEF413CDC

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
3/13/2013 5:52:25 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x18E77

Entry point:
E8, 74, 50, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 6A, 0C, 68, B8, D4, 42, 00, E8, 23, 18, 00, 00, 6A, 0E, E8, 71, 52, 00, 00, 59, 83, 65, FC, 00, 8B, 75, 08, 8B, 4E, 04, 85, C9, 74, 2F, A1, 90, 17, 43, 00, BA, 8C, 17, 43, 00, 89, 45, E4, 85, C0, 74, 11, 39, 08, 75, 2C, 8B, 48, 04, 89, 4A, 04, 50, E8, DD, E8, FF, FF, 59, FF, 76, 04, E8, D4, E8, FF, FF, 59, 83, 66, 04, 00, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, E8, 0A, 00, 00, 00, E8, 12, 18, 00, 00, C3, 8B, D0, EB, C5, 6A, 0E, E8, 3D, 51, 00, 00, 59, C3, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC...
 
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Code size:
155.5 KB (159,232 bytes)

Program Uninstaller
Program name:
Updater Service

Display version:
15,9,28,27

Uninstall string:
"C:\ProgramData\IBUpdaterService\ibsvc.exe" /UNINSTALL


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)

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