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:
525ba984df17cd2f51192fc41f491590

SHA-1:
efb84e8873e38a8337d32521e82dce437943b5f9

SHA-256:
bb827997bd1364fe2911fad951906c3f917f7e7d43cb5f652639599b680bc8f1

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 7:34:44 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.1.17.18

File size:
794.9 KB (814,008 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:\users\{user}\downloads\pcperformersetup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
9/12/2012 3:46:30 AM

Valid to:
9/12/2015 3:46:30 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:
11/7/2013 3:26:15 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0xC202

Entry point:
E8, 84, 48, 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, BC, 55, 42, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, CF, 40, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, 19, 3F, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, 7F, 31, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, DB, 74, 04, 8B, C3, EB, 03, 33, C0, 40, 50, 6A, 00, FF, 35, BC, 55, 42, 00, FF, 15, 50, B0, 41, 00, 8B, F8, 85, FF, 75, 26, 6A, 0C, 5E, 39, 05, C0, 55, 42, 00, 74, 0D, 53, E8, 7D, 24, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, A9, EB, 07, E8, FD, 04, 00, 00, 89, 30, E8, F6, 04, 00, 00, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.7161  (probably packed)

Code size:
102.5 KB (104,960 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)

TCP (HTTP):

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