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:
fc525547afe259603bf0a99303af3cd8

SHA-1:
f67026ba7fb32b8e7d54f6aabec8ceadc4998cc2

SHA-256:
f1b6b4ba4b535374915179a1f4e8fcc77bb69662040a18b802c97783bff6325a

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:
12/12/2019 10:49:46 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.15.17

File size:
673.5 KB (689,688 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:
9/11/2012 11:45:31 PM

Valid to:
9/11/2015 11:45:31 PM

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:
2/13/2013 2:39:10 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x20210

Entry point:
E8, 58, 54, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 6A, 0C, 68, 70, 7B, 43, 00, E8, 1A, 18, 00, 00, 6A, 0E, E8, 55, 56, 00, 00, 59, 83, 65, FC, 00, 8B, 75, 08, 8B, 4E, 04, 85, C9, 74, 2F, A1, 5C, CE, 43, 00, BA, 58, CE, 43, 00, 89, 45, E4, 85, C0, 74, 11, 39, 08, 75, 2C, 8B, 48, 04, 89, 4A, 04, 50, E8, 54, E5, FF, FF, 59, FF, 76, 04, E8, 4B, E5, FF, FF, 59, 83, 66, 04, 00, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, E8, 0A, 00, 00, 00, E8, 09, 18, 00, 00, C3, 8B, D0, EB, C5, 6A, 0E, E8, 21, 55, 00, 00, 59, C3, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC...
 
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Code size:
191 KB (195,584 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)

TCP (HTTP):

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