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. The file has been seen being downloaded from www.softologicc.com. 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:
34cbb59f4df56528fb55823ad2a1da99

SHA-1:
7eae446b6735eb628d593716769bb684ed48def7

SHA-256:
2641d2201359059f9733c40ac5d40eb40ccce1c2bdc2db5dc7c469cbfa25f3fa

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:
10/21/2021 7:40:07 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.16.2

File size:
620.4 KB (635,264 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:
6/27/2012 5:28:03 PM

Valid to:
6/27/2015 5:28:03 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:
07DAC5F73C6773

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
11/23/2012 7:11:27 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x134C9

Entry point:
E8, 21, 46, 00, 00, E9, 89, FE, FF, FF, 6A, 0C, 68, F0, 5C, 42, 00, E8, 21, 18, 00, 00, 6A, 0E, E8, 1E, 48, 00, 00, 59, 83, 65, FC, 00, 8B, 75, 08, 8B, 4E, 04, 85, C9, 74, 2F, A1, 78, 87, 42, 00, BA, 74, 87, 42, 00, 89, 45, E4, 85, C0, 74, 11, 39, 08, 75, 2C, 8B, 48, 04, 89, 4A, 04, 50, E8, DB, EA, FF, FF, 59, FF, 76, 04, E8, D2, EA, FF, FF, 59, 83, 66, 04, 00, C7, 45, FC, FE, FF, FF, FF, E8, 0A, 00, 00, 00, E8, 10, 18, 00, 00, C3, 8B, D0, EB, C5, 6A, 0E, E8, EA, 46, 00, 00, 59, C3, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC, CC...
 
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Code size:
125 KB (128,000 bytes)

The file pcperformersetup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL.

http://www.softologicc.com/.../gkc5q?exename=PCPerformerSetup&cid=262&cid=262&tid=nym1CJ3Rh_Lv08f_VRACGMuRxozvvdrgbSIOMTg5LjY4LjE4My4xOTcoAQ..

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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