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:
00592a7975200670248f919bc940720d

SHA-1:
d0746640d93862a1c895f4840a559e48cea5cbd4

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 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
12/6/2021 2:13:20 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.11.20

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

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\My documents\downloads\programs\pcperformersetup.exe

Digital Signature
Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
7/13/2011 9:38:26 PM

Valid to:
6/26/2012 2:20:46 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:
277B96F94D20C1

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/16/2012 12:51:53 AM

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:
7.6658

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)

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