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 8BBDBD0FA1F6AD661B85FC8A5BD3E2B3
SHA1 97FEDC6701284EA05E45B91B4D2066B48B36A212
SHA256 6600EEFF725DA15CD3C7D5D10E1F1ABA79FEFE47F4D3CA490E36A45249DC0B23
SHA384 061725D1E72DDC15CF8907A357ABE305C213E3C314773E995EB68B638648CFD2BE93DD6D19ED704D007E44083DEAA7C1
SHA512 F9706A280CCB54F57A3764BC797855CE2275E15C888041D86DD49323F81B9E4FF10B6CC5E7048B6E9EAACB79DBEA6CC9AD81979F8D9B0B7C0CA024C01A64CA6D
SSDEEP 6144:yQkCRcNHLceEUQkAtEKbRsknK+zhQXJgzBU4GfFSc:yQkCONHLtEU6KtYagc

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: 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616)
  • Product Version: 10.0.14393.0
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 44
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 43
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 41
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 40
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 46
C:\Windows\system32\oobe\Setup.exe 36

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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