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. It runs as a windows Service named “Updater Service”. This file is typically installed with the program Updater Service by PerformerSoft LLC which is a potentially unwanted software program. 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:
c98490f2c50292237c51390715378d0d

SHA-1:
c0ba3455d3cbd7917a3207f86b03431eb2fb74db

SHA-256:
3e4e5e919b4fa766371bc4734422fd5bc62263784b9cdfe3adc9356dfded439f

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 7:31:06 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.4.22

File size:
639.8 KB (655,136 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 5:18:00 PM

Valid to:
3/29/2016 6:18:00 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:
7/15/2013 9:51:26 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0xAC58

Entry point:
E8, A3, 45, 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, CC, F5, 41, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, EE, 3D, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, 38, 3C, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, 46, 25, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, DB, 74, 04, 8B, C3, EB, 03, 33, C0, 40, 50, 6A, 00, FF, 35, CC, F5, 41, 00, FF, 15, 60, 80, 41, 00, 8B, F8, 85, FF, 75, 26, 6A, 0C, 5E, 39, 05, C8, F5, 41, 00, 74, 0D, 53, E8, 96, 18, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, A9, EB, 07, E8, 68, 18, 00, 00, 89, 30, E8, 61, 18, 00, 00, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.7401  (probably packed)

Code size:
91 KB (93,184 bytes)

Service
Display name:
Updater Service

Service name:
IBUpdaterService

Type:
Win32ShareProcess


The file ibsvc.exe has been discovered within the following program.

Updater Service  by PerformerSoft LLC
The program creates a Windows Service under the name "IBUpdaterService" and display name of "Updater Service" which is run by the executable ibsvc.exe digitally signed by Performersoft LLC.
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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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