pcperformersetup.exe

InstallBrain 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:
InstallBrain  (signed by Performersoft LLC)

Product:
InstallBrain Installer

Version:
14,1,1,4

MD5:
cb16838c0809d00cf0ee4d7d61868f4e

SHA-1:
ab036e1c7f6600a5b86c1d2223d410e998fd71c0

SHA-256:
8ac04aef30a30ea10b776d0341955dcc654423695fe4c55bcc995f59b0057411

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 1:29:42 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.10.14

File size:
541.5 KB (554,464 bytes)

Product version:
14,1,1,4

Copyright:
Copyright 2011

Trademarks:
InstallBrain

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallBrain

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\downloads\pcperformersetup.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:
6/15/2012 7:51:53 PM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0xC7E7

Entry point:
E8, BA, 34, 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, C8, C0, 41, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, 05, 2D, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, 4F, 2B, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, 13, 26, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, DB, 74, 04, 8B, C3, EB, 03, 33, C0, 40, 50, 6A, 00, FF, 35, C8, C0, 41, 00, FF, 15, D8, 60, 41, 00, 8B, F8, 85, FF, 75, 26, 6A, 0C, 5E, 39, 05, EC, C0, 41, 00, 74, 0D, 53, E8, 2B, 19, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, A9, EB, 07, E8, 05, 03, 00, 00, 89, 30, E8, FE, 02, 00, 00, 89...
 
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Entropy:
7.6659

Code size:
82 KB (83,968 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)

TCP (HTTP):

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