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:
14,1,1,3

MD5:
3b4d98585df31062b71de6bbf9dce425

SHA-1:
c9393d00c49b4f9962d1ed5b61266f034d83cdac

SHA-256:
090a580be6dbec458136910d3aa0e61d8b3dde98b758961d1c02f7f0e7a2e91d

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 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:
12/6/2021 2:30:40 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.9.23

File size:
388.8 KB (398,136 bytes)

Product version:
14,1,1,3

Copyright:
Copyright 2011

Trademarks:
InstallBrain

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallBrain

Common path:
C:\ProgramData\ibupdaterservice\ibsvc.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
7/13/2011 4:38:26 PM

Valid to:
6/25/2012 9:20:46 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:
4/27/2012 9:49:55 PM

OS version:
5.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
9.0

Entry address:
0x13DED0

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 00, 4F, 00, 8D, BE, 00, 10, F1, FF, 57, 89, E5, 8D, 9C, 24, 80, C1, FF, FF, 31, C0, 50, 39, DC, 75, FB, 46, 46, 53, 68, 0D, B2, 13, 00, 57, 83, C3, 04, 53, 68, BF, DE, 04, 00, 56, 83, C3, 04, 53, 50, C7, 03, 03, 00, 02, 00, 90, 90, 90, 90, 90, 55, 57, 56, 53, 83, EC, 7C, 8B, 94, 24, 90, 00, 00, 00, C7, 44, 24, 74, 00, 00, 00, 00, C6, 44, 24, 73, 00, 8B, AC, 24, 9C, 00, 00, 00, 8D, 42, 04, 89, 44, 24, 78, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 0F, B6, 4A, 02, 89, C3, D3, E3, 89, D9, 49, 89, 4C, 24, 6C, 0F, B6, 4A...
 
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Code size:
316 KB (323,584 bytes)

Program Uninstaller
Program name:
Updater Service

Display version:
14,1,1,3

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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