pdfspeedsetup.exe

Installer

We Code Good Inc.

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application pdfspeedsetup.exe by We Code Good 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:
We Code Good Inc.  (signed and verified)

Product:
Installer

Version:
15.9.28.27

MD5:
c7d9d3806eb11bfba2b0f7e3b7452879

SHA-1:
b3fc874e2f918c6235099efdeabd17ad4d664133

SHA-256:
a7223566f55232d32a30d4198cc3b415e4e7739551efa6def039e40d4f0249e7

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:
3/15/2017 5:04:47 PM UTC  (eight months ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.15.13

File size:
767.9 KB (786,336 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\pdfspeedsetup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
11/1/2012 10:20:37 PM

Valid to:
11/1/2015 10:20:37 PM

Subject:
CN=We Code Good Inc., O=We Code Good 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:
4EEF3A85620395

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
10/2/2013 5:18:58 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0xD43D

Entry point:
E8, 9F, 42, 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, C4, 44, 42, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, EA, 3A, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, 34, 39, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, 31, 26, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, DB, 74, 04, 8B, C3, EB, 03, 33, C0, 40, 50, 6A, 00, FF, 35, C4, 44, 42, 00, FF, 15, 4C, A0, 41, 00, 8B, F8, 85, FF, 75, 26, 6A, 0C, 5E, 39, 05, C8, 44, 42, 00, 74, 0D, 53, E8, 81, 19, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, A9, EB, 07, E8, 53, 19, 00, 00, 89, 30, E8, 4C, 19, 00, 00, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.6630

Code size:
98 KB (100,352 bytes)

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
Name:
pdfspeedsetup.exe (in)


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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