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:
aca1be0b0f9c753035c3abd8d0276f75

SHA-1:
a2ce2b4762cb2eec09c3d94d69a54cd3f1c1f749

SHA-256:
ac45f63aea9ef472ca7259735b54aa6144d54422058a6588f7b581e53abe934f

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 1:26:09 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.12.16

File size:
597.9 KB (612,256 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 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:
7.6193

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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