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. 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:
5bcab0b63fdd3cc6c3325067d9d15646

SHA-1:
44c6d06c0b8923a0f9a5bcd4b2b4c61ad6ee4c25

SHA-256:
f3cfec738e7bcc5f7cfcf5450e2085f32e3ec197d585ffcff275116507813462

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 8:01:35 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.1.19

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:\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:
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:\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)

TCP (HTTP):

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