ib_uninstall.exe

Installer

MediaTechSoft Inc.

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application ib_uninstall.exe by MediaTechSoft 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. This is the uninstaller utility registered in the Windows Control Panel for the program Updater Service. While running, it connects to the Internet address www.ibbalance.com on port 443.
Publisher:
MediaTechSoft Inc.  (signed and verified)

Product:
Installer

Version:
15.9.28.27

MD5:
e80c39f203971c29f8830ccad92684d6

SHA-1:
11afce445c7b8dde50681734130e8798854d8425

SHA-256:
6f59a173533776d64e7a57ee6e7bf22531f08daff24cd0b499e1152d5f6e10aa

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:
12/1/2020 7:59:35 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.12.17

File size:
780.8 KB (799,584 bytes)

Product version:
15.9.28.27

Copyright:
Copyright 2012

Original file name:
installer.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallBrain

Common path:
C:\Program Files\uninstall information\ib\97\3867\ib_uninstall.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
3/30/2013 2:18:00 AM

Valid to:
3/30/2016 2:18:00 AM

Subject:
CN=MediaTechSoft Inc., O=MediaTechSoft 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:
4B870730DE21B9

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
7/29/2013 5:23:18 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0xD4E8

Entry point:
E8, 1C, 4C, 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, 08, 77, 42, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, 67, 44, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, B1, 42, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, E8, 26, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, DB, 74, 04, 8B, C3, EB, 03, 33, C0, 40, 50, 6A, 00, FF, 35, 08, 77, 42, 00, FF, 15, 54, D0, 41, 00, 8B, F8, 85, FF, 75, 26, 6A, 0C, 5E, 39, 05, 04, 77, 42, 00, 74, 0D, 53, E8, E6, 19, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, A9, EB, 07, E8, B8, 19, 00, 00, 89, 30, E8, B1, 19, 00, 00, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.7845  (probably packed)

Code size:
109 KB (111,616 bytes)

Program Uninstaller
Program name:
Updater Service

Display version:
15,9,28,27

Uninstall string:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Uninstall Information\Ib\97\3867\ib_uninstall.exe" /PUninstall="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Updater Service" /reg=32


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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