sa04bundlesetup.exe

Installer

ForwardTech Inc

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application sa04bundlesetup.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. It is also typically executed from the user's temporary directory. 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:
b53360de7a06289b3b521c85149db085

SHA-1:
58b711032cfa10012e30c32ac28ef4d23d1de09d

SHA-256:
1489bb4126652aa03509c91b8fbf6763d302350b39e1ffce8b6fc5ed7f53eed7

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:
4/6/2020 11:34:40 PM UTC  (a few moments ago)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
16.12.16.5

File size:
710.4 KB (727,416 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}\appdata\local\temp\{random}.tmp\sa04bundlesetup.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
9/11/2012 11:46:30 PM

Valid to:
9/11/2015 11:46:30 PM

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 9:33:11 AM

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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Code size:
119 KB (121,856 bytes)

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
Name:
sa04bundlesetup.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)

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