WorkFolders.exe

  • File Path: C:\Windows\system32\WorkFolders.exe
  • Description: Work Folders

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 60B652CC67A3CC3DF4929574E8002738
SHA1 BA12F8F090C82FA627FB0E135711160083EC19C6
SHA256 8EB0B45FDE1883EBA4CFE9545FB64A17243EBFF32ED69FD39E9CB36FEBD54760
SHA384 4AEBFC4698A9487B02EE8012DFBD71F985B298CC452C705221E988668CDD93FDDEE8C76DB442870FAFF035D2AB28146E
SHA512 55A73B1787C6FD8009D93C7D7ABB0CED571590408002E74F994E9F1D5BFFB9517BF5033B51AB909D08A61CE4F02C662F3DDFC5AC3FE605E61A9C9C75D825BBA7
SSDEEP 1536:mNhNDlQJs4bZim+iQg+jFCb73Im1wisw/8cxEa:KhGDjkg++73Im1Uw0cxE
IMP 7468ED9A85006965C01F519C0D2C8E9F
PESHA1 F4AF209A2EEFAA29D894CC514D825E260AF25062
PE256 A2905B5857B858F60686A06D62143CBCA458445CF61FAC6FDC6910E84E00E9C3

Runtime Data

Child Processes:

control.exe

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\Windows\System32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\Windows\System32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\System32\msvcp_win.dll
C:\Windows\System32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\System32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\Windows\System32\sechost.dll
C:\Windows\System32\SHELL32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\WorkFolders.exe

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 33000002EC6579AD1E670890130000000002EC
  • Thumbprint: F7C2F2C96A328C13CDA8CDB57B715BDEA2CBD1D9
  • 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: WorkFolders.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.19041.1202 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.19041.1202
  • 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/8eb0b45fde1883eba4cfe9545fb64a17243ebff32ed69fd39e9cb36febd54760/detection

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WorkFolders.exe 47
C:\Windows\system32\WorkFolders.exe 57
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WorkFolders.exe 49
C:\Windows\system32\WorkFoldersRes.dll 50
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\WorkFoldersRes.dll 50

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
sigma win_susp_workfolders.yml title: Execution via WorkFolders.exe DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_workfolders.yml description: Detects using WorkFolders.exe to execute an arbitrary control.exe DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_workfolders.yml ParentImage\|endswith: '\WorkFolders.exe' DRL 1.0
LOLBAS WorkFolders.yml Name: WorkFolders.exe  
LOLBAS WorkFolders.yml - Command: WorkFolders  
LOLBAS WorkFolders.yml - Path: C:\Windows\System32\WorkFolders.exe  
LOLBAS WorkFolders.yml - IOC: WorkFolders.exe should not be run on a normal workstation  

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