bestcodecspacksetup.exe

Installer

Performersoft LLC

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application bestcodecspacksetup.exe by Performersoft has been detected as a potentially unwanted program 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. The file has been seen being downloaded from www.softologicsc.com. While running, it connects to the Internet address www.ibbalance.com on port 443.
Publisher:
Performersoft LLC  (signed and verified)

Product:
Installer

Version:
15.9.28.27

MD5:
16f85f58dcac3eccf8e08ee1fd2748f8

SHA-1:
4b04f604ef29244b0f3383967ce439c0a40e671f

SHA-256:
616d3aa3cdcb4bfbbf3834e1257d301556ccc7187fac2c30438fd4c9111ce772

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

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:
10/18/2021 12:25:33 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.16.9

File size:
710.6 KB (727,616 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\bestcodecspacksetup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
6/27/2012 5:28:03 PM

Valid to:
6/27/2015 5:28:03 PM

Subject:
CN=Performersoft LLC, O=Performersoft LLC, 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:
07DAC5F73C6773

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
5/24/2013 6:21:29 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x1749D

Entry point:
E8, 89, 41, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 6A, 0C, 68, D0, 92, 42, 00, E8, ED, 17, 00, 00, 6A, 0E, E8, 86, 43, 00, 00, 59, 83, 65, FC, 00, 8B, 75, 08, 8B, 4E, 04, 85, C9, 74, 2F, A1, 2C, D5, 42, 00, BA, 28, D5, 42, 00, 89, 45, E4, 85, C0, 74, 11, 39, 08, 75, 2C, 8B, 48, 04, 89, 4A, 04, 50, E8, B7, EA, FF, FF, 59, FF, 76, 04, E8, AE, EA, FF, FF, 59, 83, 66, 04, 00, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, E8, 0A, 00, 00, 00, E8, DC, 17, 00, 00, C3, 8B, D0, EB, C5, 6A, 0E, E8, 52, 42, 00, 00, 59, C3, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC...
 
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Code size:
140 KB (143,360 bytes)

The file bestcodecspacksetup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://www.softologicsc.com/.../$p8kISZA3IgNksi8D?exename=BestCodecsPackSetup&cid=4080&tid=l4kcEaCfRQC5QzYBAAAAAP5KVQAAAAAAAAAMAAYAAAAAAAIABwABDqNGawAAAAAA4MlsAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABtchgAAAAAAAIAAgAAgD8AZTTQcT8BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=,eJyLzCkKDs3yTM8zdsn2da6wKM7MyAhPc7RMKncrKtYL88gp19UFAO0MDHo=

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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