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:
ef3bace7ac97d470c57fb690a00b5d02

SHA-1:
6c65c87926986b414ac1d0d6408f1b71fef1d8f8

SHA-256:
0a4cc6e8f769918279ae29e411039d51239865f7429ffcb544304dfe90d9beb2

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 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:
12/1/2020 7:36:41 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.2.21.16

File size:
780.8 KB (799,520 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:\ProgramData\ibupdaterservice\ibsvc.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
3/29/2013 6:18:00 PM

Valid to:
3/29/2016 7:18:00 PM

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 10:23:18 AM

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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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)

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