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 76BC388FC9021985BC478C9B101649C6
SHA1 B770FA55137CA25568DF981356ECC415B12CBC76
SHA256 5ED119F1AFF65F89B4A0368FDB005E589152B3E08A64A0CBB7B082A02015E63F
SHA384 BA95A59E1F5A323733E08E477CA39213BDE03250010E9BAA20A331D0A1811B0FC1C073E5C2B197B5BF459032FE00F4A3
SHA512 713872534F8473C2996585B3359BBCD293A4CB3F798F0ACA150EBAAF1B9E66F15FDBDDF3BFEA7B22B5DF01EE5605994E8CB386C2AB2F939E5869DF3C1ECBA36B
SSDEEP 6144:lUQB61dHkvKHcXHDARu/RdJP7VA6HtzhQXJgzBU4GfjTI:lUN1dE8mjfRHHag1
IMP 3CEE34234FE6747E9A48559BC10D342C
PESHA1 430CB106F476013444B386B3700EE0544A356CCF
PE256 54E6D27E11F343F31EF3D8812C391AEB0DCE1938F3714E0DF2175B6554B4D1DE

Runtime Data

Window Title:

Install Windows

Open Handles:

Path Type
(R-D) C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat File
(R-D) C:\Windows\System32\en-US\imageres.dll.mui File
(R-D) C:\Windows\System32\oobe\en-US\setup.exe.mui File
(RW-) C:\Windows\System32\oobe File
(RW-) C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.17763.1518_none_de6e2bd0534e2567 File
\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
\Sessions\2\Windows\Theme2131664586 Section
\Windows\Theme966197582 Section

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\Windows\System32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\Windows\System32\bcryptPrimitives.dll
C:\Windows\System32\combase.dll
C:\Windows\System32\CRYPT32.dll
C:\Windows\System32\CRYPTSP.dll
C:\Windows\system32\dwmapi.dll
C:\Windows\System32\GDI32.dll
C:\Windows\System32\gdi32full.dll
C:\Windows\System32\IMM32.DLL
C:\Windows\System32\kernel.appcore.dll
C:\Windows\System32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\System32\MSASN1.dll
C:\Windows\System32\MSCTF.dll
C:\Windows\System32\msvcp_win.dll
C:\Windows\System32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\System32\ole32.dll
C:\Windows\System32\OLEAUT32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe
C:\Windows\System32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\Windows\System32\sechost.dll
C:\Windows\System32\ucrtbase.dll
C:\Windows\System32\USER32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\uxtheme.dll
C:\Windows\System32\win32u.dll
C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.17763.1518_none_de6e2bd0534e2567\comctl32.dll

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: SETUP.EXE.MUI
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.17763.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.17763.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: Unknown

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 44
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 44
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 43
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 43
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 44
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 41

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 pypi-publish.yml uses: actions/setup-python@v1 DRL 1.0
sigma sigma-test.yml uses: actions/setup-python@v1 DRL 1.0
sigma aws_update_login_profile.yml description: 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. With this alert, it is used to detect anyone is changing password on behalf of other users. 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_security_eventlog_cleared.yml - Rollout of log collection agents (the setup routine often includes a reset of the local Eventlog) DRL 1.0
sigma win_mal_flowcloud.yml - 'HKLM\SYSTEM\Setup\PrintResponsor\\*' DRL 1.0
sigma win_apt_winnti_pipemon.yml - 'setup.exe -x:0' DRL 1.0
sigma win_apt_winnti_pipemon.yml - 'setup.exe -x:1' DRL 1.0
sigma win_apt_winnti_pipemon.yml - 'setup.exe -x:2' DRL 1.0
sigma win_exploit_cve_2019_1378.yml - '*\cmd.exe /c C:\Windows\Setup\Scripts\SetupComplete.cmd' DRL 1.0
sigma win_exploit_cve_2019_1378.yml - '*\cmd.exe /c C:\Windows\Setup\Scripts\PartnerSetupComplete.cmd' DRL 1.0
sigma win_exploit_cve_2019_1378.yml - 'C:\Windows\Setup\\*' 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 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 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 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 Atomic_Friday.md ## Setup MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team Getting_Lateral.md ## Setup 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
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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