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:
a7c0bbdce500f555eb7f8cb3470780c5

SHA-1:
6d15a74d74d87e14d5601d0a93e1eb6985b9bbde

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 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
12/6/2021 2:22:23 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.12.8

File size:
598 KB (612,320 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:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Application data\ibupdaterservice\ibsvc.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
7/13/2011 9:38:26 AM

Valid to:
6/25/2012 2:20:46 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 9:42:44 AM

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:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\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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