winrar32bit401_softangodownloader.exe

Installer

Performersoft LLC

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The application winrar32bit401_softangodownloader.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. With this installer, users are expecting to download WinRAR archiver but before that occurs they may be presented with additional offers, mostly potentially unwanted software or adware. While running, it connects to the Internet address www.ibbalance.com on port 443.
Publisher:
Performersoft LLC  (signed and verified)

Product:
Installer

Version:
15.9.28.27

MD5:
7ef4d1dd23e971836f7dcdd5ea165c37

SHA-1:
6a4d87a95f25edf32a2d8877f1ea71409ad03fee

SHA-256:
98c8693d9ec84919bf8af26b3b31d69cc0422f8d9329252f7d363c02d59e24a4

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:
10/18/2021 12:56:22 PM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.16.12

File size:
695.9 KB (712,576 bytes)

Product version:
15.9.28.27

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\winrar32bit401_softangodownloader.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:
9/3/2013 6:51:48 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0xC2CD

Entry point:
E8, 56, 53, 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, 28, 77, 42, 00, 00, 75, 18, E8, A1, 4B, 00, 00, 6A, 1E, E8, EB, 49, 00, 00, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, E8, B1, 2F, 00, 00, 59, 59, 85, DB, 74, 04, 8B, C3, EB, 03, 33, C0, 40, 50, 6A, 00, FF, 35, 28, 77, 42, 00, FF, 15, 48, C0, 41, 00, 8B, F8, 85, FF, 75, 26, 6A, 0C, 5E, 39, 05, 2C, 77, 42, 00, 74, 0D, 53, E8, C7, 2D, 00, 00, 59, 85, C0, 75, A9, EB, 07, E8, 23, 1E, 00, 00, 89, 30, E8, 1C, 1E, 00, 00, 89...
 
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Code size:
107 KB (109,568 bytes)

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
Name:
winrar32bit401_softangodownloader.exe (in)


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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