Setup.exe

  • File Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\Setup.exe
  • Description: Windows Installation and Setup

Screenshot

Setup.exe Setup.exe Setup.exe

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 238E356EFAAF330B0D5669321660DBD2
SHA1 32B078A8BE80B0B7B75071567826E13557F9F23D
SHA256 812430543FDA6AA29AF657E46CD86E2AA19F41CAF1261180FFAA0B4DB3DA4215
SHA384 FD09455789089D37E0B6EDEBC59B6BFD9F3C760DB984DF417BB8AC0B723C3F5D1EBAE5C0F83942D369EEEDA02F5B7AB8
SHA512 632D1F5A297ABCDE43CD595346D136C16F670F170973D59AA24CF25BB241E43F66FEACD69DE7CACF4BF27E232FADF57167F20F161303E12E5F8C65E6856BB92A
SSDEEP 6144:MK9S1y18ihpESbDKNF732utyVBO5NQr5LzhQXJgzBU4GfjTxs:jgA8ihpESbDWBzV5Wlpagcs
IMP 1D3DFD600DB5036AF388C84721A5C047
PESHA1 04CCE80C2F9C0B3B92E1DE3A86FE9F89A2F180A0
PE256 458F980B87E954E1F3B99A3FA00087DE74632C36AE4B9EEF827C8B8299BD4799

Runtime Data

Window Title:

Install Windows

Open Handles:

Path Type
(R-D) C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat File
(R-D) C:\Windows\System32\oobe\en-US\setup.exe.mui File
(R-D) C:\Windows\SystemResources\imageres.dll.mun File
(RW-) C:\Windows\System32\oobe File
(RW-) C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.22000.120_none_9d947278b86cc467 File
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{6AF0698E-D558-4F6E-9B3C-3716689AF493}.2.ver0x0000000000000001.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{DDF571F2-BE98-426D-8288-1A9A39C3FDA2}.2.ver0x0000000000000001.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*cversions.2.ro Section
\Sessions\2\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_1252_3_2_0_0 Section
\Sessions\2\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_437_3_2_0_0 Section
\Sessions\2\Windows\Theme1077709572 Section
\Windows\Theme3461253685 Section

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\Setup.exe

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 33000002ED2C45E4C145CF48440000000002ED
  • Thumbprint: 312860D2047EB81F8F58C29FF19ECDB4C634CF6A
  • 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: SETUP.EXE.MUI
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.22000.120 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.22000.120
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/72
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/812430543fda6aa29af657e46cd86e2aa19f41caf1261180ffaa0b4db3da4215/detection

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 47
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 40
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 43
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 36
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 43
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 40
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 44
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 44

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
sigma sigma-test.yml uses: actions/setup-python@v1 DRL 1.0
sigma aws_update_login_profile.yml An attacker with the iam:UpdateLoginProfile permission on other users can change the password used to login to the AWS console on any user that already has a login profile setup. DRL 1.0
sigma cisco_cli_net_sniff.yml description: Show when a monitor or a span/rspan is setup or modified DRL 1.0
sigma cisco_cli_net_sniff.yml - Admins may setup new or modify old spans, or use a monitor for troubleshooting DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_eventlog_cleared.yml - Rollout of log collection agents (the setup routine often includes a reset of the local Eventlog) DRL 1.0
sigma win_system_susp_eventlog_cleared.yml - Rollout of log collection agents (the setup routine often includes a reset of the local Eventlog) DRL 1.0
sigma file_event_cve_2021_31979_cve_2021_33771_exploits.yml - 'C:\Windows\system32\config\cy-GB\Setup\SKB\InputMethod\TupTask.dat' DRL 1.0
sigma registry_event_mal_flowcloud.yml - 'HKLM\SYSTEM\Setup\PrintResponsor\' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_vmtoolsd_susp_child_process.yml description: Detects suspicious child process creations of VMware Tools process which may indicate persistence setup DRL 1.0
sigma win_apt_winnti_pipemon.yml - 'setup.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_exploit_cve_2019_1378.yml - 'C:\Windows\Setup\Scripts\' DRL 1.0
sigma win_exploit_cve_2019_1378.yml - 'C:\Windows\Setup\' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_asep_reg_keys_modification.yml - '\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_asep_reg_keys_modification.yml - '\SYSTEM\Setup\CmdLine' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_asep_reg_keys_modification.yml - '\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_new_application_appcompat.yml - Newly setup system. DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_runonce_persistence.yml TargetObject\|startswith: 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components' DRL 1.0
LOLBAS Setup.yml Name: Setup.exe  
LOLBAS Setup.yml - Command: Run Setup.exe  
LOLBAS Setup.yml Description: Hijack hpbcsiServiceMarshaller.exe and run Setup.exe to launch a payload.  
LOLBAS OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.yml - IOC: Reports of downloading from suspicious URLs in %localappdata%\OneDrive\setup\logs\StandaloneUpdate_*.log files  
LOLBAS Runonce.yml - IOC: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\YOURKEY  
LOLBAS Setupapi.yml Description: Windows Setup Application Programming Interface  
LOLBAS Syssetup.yml Description: Windows NT System Setup  
malware-ioc attor %COMMONAPPDATA%\Adobe\Setup\Replicate\US-sf © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc attor %COMMONAPPDATA%\Adobe\Setup\Replicate\US-nh © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc attor %COMMONAPPDATA%\Adobe\Setup\Replicate\US-zn © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc attor %COMMONAPPDATA%\Adobe\Setup\Replicate\US-pq © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc evilnum \|C8458A1568639EA2270E1845B0A386FF75C23421\|nvstviews.exe \|ALPS Setup \|B1C248AD370D1ACE6FA03572CE1AE6297E14A3F8``{:.highlight .language-cmhg} © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc glupteba.misp-event.json "value": "setup.exe\|f7230b2cab4e4910bca473b39ee8fd4df394ce0d", © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc glupteba \|F7230B2CAB4E4910BCA473B39EE8FD4DF394CE0D\|setup.exe \|MSIL/Adware.CsdiMonetize.AG © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc win_apt_invisimole_wdigest_chain.yml - Legitimate use of the Wireless Network Setup Wizard © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc win_lolbin_setupSNK.yml title: Wireless Network Setup Settings Changed © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc win_lolbin_setupSNK.yml - Legitimate use of the Wireless Network Setup Wizard © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc misp-kryptocibule.json "value": "%ProgramFiles(X86)%\\Adobe\\Acrobat Reader DC\\Reader\\Update\\Setup.dll", © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc misp-kryptocibule.json "value": "%ProgramFiles(X86)%\\Adobe\\Acrobat Reader DC\\Reader\\Update\\setup-version.json", © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc kryptocibule %ProgramFiles(X86)%\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\Update\Setup.dll © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc kryptocibule %ProgramFiles(X86)%\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\Update\setup-version.json © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc potao Fake TrueCrypt Setup: © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc 2021_T2 Setup © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc windigo depending on your setup. For example we know that suPHP uses shared memory. © ESET 2014-2018
malware-ioc winnti_group setup.exe © ESET 2014-2018
atomic-red-team index.md - T1547.014 Active Setup CONTRIBUTE A TEST MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team windows-index.md - T1547.014 Active Setup CONTRIBUTE A TEST MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team matrix.md | Compromise Software Dependencies and Development Tools CONTRIBUTE A TEST | At (Windows) | Active Setup CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Accessibility Features | Application Access Token CONTRIBUTE A TEST | AS-REP Roasting | Browser Bookmark Discovery | Distributed Component Object Model | Archive via Custom Method CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Exfiltration Over Alternative Protocol | Bidirectional Communication CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Application or System Exploitation CONTRIBUTE A TEST | MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team matrix.md | Compromise Software Supply Chain CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Command and Scripting Interpreter CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Add Office 365 Global Administrator Role CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Active Setup CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Asynchronous Procedure Call | Bash History | Cloud Account CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Exploitation of Remote Services CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Archive via Library | Exfiltration Over Asymmetric Encrypted Non-C2 Protocol CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Commonly Used Port CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Data Destruction | MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team windows-matrix.md | Compromise Software Supply Chain CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Component Object Model CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Active Setup CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Accessibility Features | Asynchronous Procedure Call | Brute Force CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Browser Bookmark Discovery | Exploitation of Remote Services CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Archive via Custom Method CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Exfiltration Over Alternative Protocol | Bidirectional Communication CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Application or System Exploitation CONTRIBUTE A TEST | MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team windows-matrix.md | Default Accounts | Component Object Model and Distributed COM CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Add-ins | Active Setup CONTRIBUTE A TEST | BITS Jobs | Cached Domain Credentials CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Domain Account | Internal Spearphishing CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Archive via Library CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Exfiltration Over Asymmetric Encrypted Non-C2 Protocol CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Commonly Used Port CONTRIBUTE A TEST | Data Destruction | MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1046.md | nmap_url | NMap installer download URL | Url | https://nmap.org/dist/nmap-7.80-setup.exe| MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1046.md Invoke-WebRequest -OutFile $env:temp\nmap-7.80-setup.exe #{nmap_url} MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1046.md Start-Process $env:temp\nmap-7.80-setup.exe /S MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1484.002.md if ($new) { Write-Host “nFederation successfully added to Azure AD" } else { Write-Host "nThe federation setup failed” } MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
signature-base airbnb_binaryalert.yar $a1 = “https://setup.icloud.com/setup/authenticate/” wide ascii CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base airbnb_binaryalert.yar $s8 = “Setup a communication socket with the process by injecting” fullword ascii wide CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_bluetermite_emdivi.yar $x1 = “Setup=unsecess.exe” fullword ascii CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_bluetermite_emdivi.yar $x2 = “Setup=leassnp.exe” fullword ascii CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_irontiger.yar $s0 = “\setup.exe” fullword ascii CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_irontiger.yar $s3 = “setup.exeUT” fullword ascii CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_miniasp.yar $x2 = “run http://%s/logo.png setup.exe” fullword ascii /* PEStudio Blacklist: strings / / score: ‘37.02’ */ CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_op_honeybee.yar $x1 = “cmd /c expand %TEMP%\setup.cab -F:* %SystemRoot%\System32” CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_op_honeybee.yar $x2 = “del /f /q %TEMP%\setup.cab && cliconfg.exe” CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_op_honeybee.yar $s6 = “\setup.cab” fullword ascii CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_promethium_neodymium.yar $s2 = “c:\windows\temp\TrueCrypt-Setup-7.1a-tamindir.exe” fullword wide CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_sakula.yar description = “Sakula shellcode - taken from decoded setup.msi but may not be unique enough to identify Sakula” CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_threatgroup_3390.yar $s7 = “setup.exeUT” fullword ascii CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_threatgroup_3390.yar $s6 = “\setup.exe” fullword ascii CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base apt_winnti_burning_umbrella.yar $s1 = “c:\windows\ime\setup.exe” fullword ascii CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base cn_pentestset_tools.yar description = “Sample from CN Honker Pentest Toolset - file setup.exe” CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base crime_fireball.yar $s3 = “\SETUP.dll” fullword wide CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base crime_nopetya_jun17.yar $x6 = “wevtutil cl Setup & wevtutil cl System” ascii CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base gen_anomalies_keyword_combos.yar $fp6 = “Paint.NET Setup” wide fullword CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base gen_cn_hacktools.yar $s2 = “SwitchSniffer Setup” fullword wide CC BY-NC 4.0

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