GoogleUpdate.exe

  • File Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
  • Description: Google Installer

Screenshot

GoogleUpdate.exe

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 0BCA3F16DD527B4150648EC1E36CB22A
SHA1 842AE39880C3C0BC501007B42949950C3D3B7ED3
SHA256 B60E92004D394D0B14A8953A2BA29951C79F2F8A6C94F495E3153DFBBEF115B6
SHA384 A1257A0BF9BA3661676092ADA2AF2150A0B6B0FDED103F99E5B67C79316624B50A02D2B94C802C2CB0B535006854F936
SHA512 516E1C9313AAF1D49223A3C06677BDBE5E4F9DF392C12696A9EEB086634CF60C42A9C330E2D1095F1E6FDD1F16D2A6A13C9D28110155469159F0959897DFF164
SSDEEP 3072:UAt2Sk2m5oyiTOZQvfSERdX9Zk8AtB+llojrWTMK12XdjWtVAlR8yVciqFltCT34:IxwjRsB+Fqo
IMP 7DF1816239C5BC855600D41210406C5B
PESHA1 42596256C2B9532A871A70303D5819FCB3716F6D
PE256 6C38B49D18CDD85F379E75FF08D524E7F048A75A3AAF5E9A514F219017BE654A

Runtime Data

Window Title:

Google Update Installer

Open Handles:

Path Type
(R-D) C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat File
(R-D) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\user32.dll.mui File
(RW-) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.35.452 File
(RW-) C:\Windows File
(RW-) C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.19041.488_none_11b1e5df2ffd8627 File
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_1252_3_2_0_0 Section
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_437_3_2_0_0 Section
\Sessions\1\BaseNamedObjects\windows_shell_global_counters Section
\Sessions\1\Windows\Theme2547664911 Section
\Windows\Theme3854699184 Section

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\System32\wow64.dll
C:\Windows\System32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Windows\System32\wow64win.dll

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 06AEA76BAC46A9E8CFE6D29E45AAF033
  • Thumbprint: A3958AE522F3C54B878B20D7B0F63711E08666B2
  • Issuer: CN=DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1, OU=www.digicert.com, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US
  • Subject: CN=Google LLC, O=Google LLC, L=Mountain View, S=California, C=US

File Metadata

  • Original Filename: GoogleUpdate.exe
  • Product Name: Google Update
  • Company Name: Google LLC
  • File Version: 1.3.35.451
  • Product Version: 1.3.35.451
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Copyright 2018 Google LLC
  • Machine Type: 32-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/70
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/b60e92004d394d0b14a8953a2ba29951c79f2f8a6c94f495e3153dfbbef115b6/detection/

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.35.452\GoogleUpdate.exe 100

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
sigma win_alert_lsass_access.yml - Google Chrome GoogleUpdate.exe DRL 1.0
sigma win_apt_apt29_tor.yml description: This method detects malicious services mentioned in APT29 report by FireEye. The legitimate path for the Google update service is C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe DRL 1.0
sigma win_apt_apt29_tor.yml - 'C:\Program Files(x86)\Google\GoogleUpdate.exe' DRL 1.0
LOLBAS Wmic.yml - Command: wmic.exe /node:REMOTECOMPUTERNAME PROCESS call create "at 9:00PM c:\GoogleUpdate.exe ^> c:\notGoogleUpdateResults.txt"  
LOLBAS Wmic.yml Description: Create a scheduled execution of C:\GoogleUpdate.exe to run at 9pm.  
malware-ioc misp-machete-event.json "value": "GoogleUpdate.exe", © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc machete === GoogleUpdate.exe © ESET 2014-2018
signature-base gen_google_anomaly.yar description = “Detects suspicious unsigned GoogleUpdate.exe” CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base gen_google_anomaly.yar /* OriginalName GoogleUpdate.exe */ CC BY-NC 4.0

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