ibsvc.exe

InstallBrain Installer

Performersoft LLC

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application ibsvc.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. 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:
InstallBrain  (signed by Performersoft LLC)

Product:
InstallBrain Installer

Version:
14,1,1,4

MD5:
d61338fe46a36b38b131acc835599e9b

SHA-1:
2e1b2a884a4280d9086d80d12a6b8361ccab24cb

SHA-256:
7e95450f132f9971dce0300a765cd13c1631202a414ccc477fd4352fc4216c78

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 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:
12/6/2021 12:41:40 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.11.16

File size:
598 KB (612,352 bytes)

Product version:
14,1,1,4

Copyright:
Copyright 2011

Trademarks:
InstallBrain

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallBrain

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\ProgramData\ibupdaterservice\ibsvc.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
7/13/2011 7:08:26 PM

Valid to:
6/25/2012 11:50:46 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:
277B96F94D20C1

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/25/2012 7:12:44 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0xFFCE

Entry point:
E8, 63, 55, 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, 90, 9A, 42, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, AE, 4D, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, F8, 4B, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, BD, 46, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, DB, 74, 04, 8B, C3, EB, 03, 33, C0, 40, 50, 6A, 00, FF, 35, 90, 9A, 42, 00, FF, 15, D8, 10, 42, 00, 8B, F8, 85, FF, 75, 26, 6A, 0C, 5E, 39, 05, B0, 9A, 42, 00, 74, 0D, 53, E8, B4, 3A, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, A9, EB, 07, E8, BE, 31, 00, 00, 89, 30, E8, B7, 31, 00, 00, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.6194

Code size:
126 KB (129,024 bytes)

Program Uninstaller
Program name:
Updater Service

Display version:
14,1,1,4

Uninstall string:
"C:\ProgramData\IBUpdaterService\ibsvc.exe" /UNINSTALL


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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