pcperformersetup.exe

Installer

ForwardTech Inc

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application pcperformersetup.exe by ForwardTech 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. While running, it connects to the Internet address www.ibbalance.com on port 443.
Publisher:
ForwardTech Inc  (signed and verified)

Product:
Installer

Version:
15.9.28.27

MD5:
8de4b645c250667e9dd816f4a3094535

SHA-1:
397908bd33719022d53b0edd26d1b96f2102825e

SHA-256:
11258ecd655f342ed16cd42d6c8509441fa2e01f66be3ff054c411785feee467

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 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
4/7/2020 12:38:55 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.1.10.22

File size:
710.4 KB (727,480 bytes)

Product version:
15.9.28.27

Copyright:
Copyright 2013

Original file name:
installer.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallBrain

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\new folder\pcperformersetup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
9/12/2012 5:46:30 AM

Valid to:
9/12/2015 5:46:30 AM

Subject:
CN=ForwardTech Inc, O=ForwardTech 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:
07BCB9E09D11D2

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/8/2013 2:33:11 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x122FF

Entry point:
E8, 5E, 43, 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, 80, 94, 42, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, A9, 3B, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, F3, 39, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, 30, 31, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, DB, 74, 04, 8B, C3, EB, 03, 33, C0, 40, 50, 6A, 00, FF, 35, 80, 94, 42, 00, FF, 15, E8, F0, 41, 00, 8B, F8, 85, FF, 75, 26, 6A, 0C, 5E, 39, 05, 84, 94, 42, 00, 74, 0D, 53, E8, 80, 24, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, A9, EB, 07, E8, 00, 05, 00, 00, 89, 30, E8, F9, 04, 00, 00, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.8199  (probably packed)

Code size:
119 KB (121,856 bytes)

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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