pcperformersetup.exe

Installer

Performersoft LLC

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application pcperformersetup.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. While running, it connects to the Internet address www.ibbalance.com on port 443.
Publisher:
Performersoft LLC  (signed and verified)

Product:
Installer

Version:
14.12.8.9

MD5:
6fa6c502f1512b71709d1e024970836e

SHA-1:
612be0f8dcea044edc2602d284dcb840b7ef7671

SHA-256:
f9c284b767e12cbf00eaab1be22c4b9ec81919f46b8c626a821c19c9616d57a9

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 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:
10/21/2021 8:19:56 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.16.13

File size:
552.5 KB (565,792 bytes)

Product version:
14.12.8.9

Copyright:
Copyright 2012

Original file name:
installer.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallBrain

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\pcperformersetup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
6/28/2012 3:28:03 AM

Valid to:
6/28/2015 3:28:03 AM

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:
07DAC5F73C6773

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
10/11/2012 3:10:30 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0xE3F0

Entry point:
E8, 4A, 37, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 6A, 0C, 68, 18, EC, 41, 00, E8, 0A, 1B, 00, 00, 6A, 0E, E8, 47, 39, 00, 00, 59, 83, 65, FC, 00, 8B, 75, 08, 8B, 4E, 04, 85, C9, 74, 2F, A1, C8, 16, 42, 00, BA, C4, 16, 42, 00, 89, 45, E4, 85, C0, 74, 11, 39, 08, 75, 2C, 8B, 48, 04, 89, 4A, 04, 50, E8, C6, F6, FF, FF, 59, FF, 76, 04, E8, BD, F6, FF, FF, 59, 83, 66, 04, 00, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, E8, 0A, 00, 00, 00, E8, F9, 1A, 00, 00, C3, 8B, D0, EB, C5, 6A, 0E, E8, 13, 38, 00, 00, 59, C3, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC...
 
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Code size:
99.5 KB (101,888 bytes)

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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