ComputerDefaults.exe

  • File Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ComputerDefaults.exe
  • Description: Set Program Access and Computer Defaults Control Panel

Screenshot

ComputerDefaults.exe

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 FF2E0EABBB610CD9D4F06C8C0E33B92F
SHA1 F696720044C5D04691369DE179892B4FC18A8D83
SHA256 88A550361C783FE8C807882462A0CC988FEA24426ABF5AA3AB9FD5A300DD296A
SHA384 7B9A8E9264A3EB7C212785F0B9F1CE64FAFAAAE7E7D2217301CE9130F121F6818E65BD441BF184B2471888F5C75A5DF9
SHA512 FB03F9449F9C54FA2643D32EA0105037F53550A61C71E655D02C69D926148A0E04A9A1D63A496A9F74F859521F3F09184415099B308BC670E1AE698BEA893176
SSDEEP 1536:0IQOnuDjXYdD0JrePojh6tGryrURDoq4OZZZLlCIibB8:X7ufYdDVwRD68wbB8
IMP DCF24A295065FCFB6B7F451585917C44
PESHA1 2738AACDCBE035494E99F1533DE77B870BD3ACE0
PE256 AFA76271ED7A0C9E2BAFFE9507A3B666C1053827C805CEBB3696DFE4DA0EB1E3

Runtime Data

Open Handles:

Path Type
(R-D) C:\Windows\System32\en-US\ComputerDefaults.exe.mui File
(RW-) C:\Users\user File
(RW-) C:\Windows File
(RW-) C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.17763.1518_none_261b62a767ca4e6d File
\BaseNamedObjects__ComCatalogCache__ Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{6AF0698E-D558-4F6E-9B3C-3716689AF493}.2.ver0x0000000000000004.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{DDF571F2-BE98-426D-8288-1A9A39C3FDA2}.2.ver0x0000000000000004.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*cversions.2.ro Section
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_1252_3_2_0_0 Section
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_437_3_2_0_0 Section
\RPC Control\DSEC1344 Section
\Sessions\2\BaseNamedObjects\windows_shell_global_counters Section
\Sessions\2\BaseNamedObjects\windows_webcache_counters_{9B6AB5B3-91BC-4097-835C-EA2DEC95E9CC}_S-1-5-21-4075667164-670084373-454571106-500 Section

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\System32\wow64.dll
C:\Windows\System32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Windows\System32\wow64win.dll
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ComputerDefaults.exe

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 3300000266BD1580EFA75CD6D3000000000266
  • Thumbprint: A4341B9FD50FB9964283220A36A1EF6F6FAA7840
  • Issuer: CN=Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
  • Subject: CN=Microsoft Windows, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US

File Metadata

  • Original Filename: ComputerDefaults.EXE
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.17763.1075 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.17763.1075
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 32-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/72
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/88a550361c783fe8c807882462a0cc988fea24426abf5aa3ab9fd5a300dd296a/detection/

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Windows\system32\ComputerDefaults.exe 50
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ComputerDefaults.exe 49
C:\Windows\system32\ComputerDefaults.exe 57
C:\windows\system32\ComputerDefaults.exe 54
C:\Windows\system32\ComputerDefaults.exe 46
C:\Windows\system32\xwizard.exe 46
C:\windows\system32\xwizard.exe 46
C:\Windows\system32\xwizard.exe 44
C:\WINDOWS\system32\xwizard.exe 46
C:\Windows\system32\xwizard.exe 50
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ComputerDefaults.exe 52
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ComputerDefaults.exe 65
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ComputerDefaults.exe 52
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ComputerDefaults.exe 49
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PickerHost.exe 24
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\PickerHost.exe 25
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\UserAccountControlSettings.exe 29
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\UserAccountControlSettings.exe 29
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\xwizard.exe 50
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\xwizard.exe 49
C:\windows\SysWOW64\xwizard.exe 47
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\xwizard.exe 46
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\xwizard.exe 50

Possible Misuse

The following table contains possible examples of ComputerDefaults.exe being misused. While ComputerDefaults.exe is not inherently malicious, its legitimate functionality can be abused for malicious purposes.

Source Source File Example License
atomic-red-team index.md - Atomic Test #5: Bypass UAC using ComputerDefaults (PowerShell) [windows] MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team windows-index.md - Atomic Test #5: Bypass UAC using ComputerDefaults (PowerShell) [windows] MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1548.002.md - Atomic Test #5 - Bypass UAC using ComputerDefaults (PowerShell) MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1548.002.md ## Atomic Test #5 - Bypass UAC using ComputerDefaults (PowerShell) MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1548.002.md PowerShell code to bypass User Account Control using ComputerDefaults.exe on Windows 10 MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1548.002.md Start-Process “C:\Windows\System32\ComputerDefaults.exe” MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary

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