ibsvc.exe

Installer

MediaTechSoft Inc.

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application ibsvc.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. It runs as a windows Service named “Updater Service”. This file is typically installed with the program Updater Service by PerformerSoft LLC which is a potentially unwanted software program. 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:
9e7b1120c6cb64665ea0af6d9d5124b5

SHA-1:
188fb9e0000d9234bea4be75e6b51dd7e30f006f

SHA-256:
d66b3f1715b8920db59f5c2a8ba2709496348fa4901e0baba28d6ac5560d850a

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 8:40:08 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.9.0

File size:
602.3 KB (616,704 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:\ProgramData\ibupdaterservice\ibsvc.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:
6/24/2013 10:14:23 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x1089D

Entry point:
E8, AD, 41, 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, F8, 39, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, 42, 38, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, 41, 25, 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, 88, D0, 41, 00, 8B, F8, 85, FF, 75, 26, 6A, 0C, 5E, 39, 05, C8, 44, 42, 00, 74, 0D, 53, E8, 91, 18, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, A9, EB, 07, E8, 63, 18, 00, 00, 89, 30, E8, 5C, 18, 00, 00, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.7961  (probably packed)

Code size:
111 KB (113,664 bytes)

Service
Display name:
Updater Service

Service name:
IBUpdaterService

Type:
Win32ShareProcess


The file ibsvc.exe has been discovered within the following program.

Updater Service  by PerformerSoft LLC
The program creates a Windows Service under the name "IBUpdaterService" and display name of "Updater Service" which is run by the executable ibsvc.exe digitally signed by Performersoft LLC.
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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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