What is 79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe?

79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe is part of Google Chrome Installer and developed by Google LLC according to the 79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe version information.

79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe's description is "Google Chrome Installer"

79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe is digitally signed by Google LLC.

79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe is usually located in the 'c:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\Install\{FC71C326-1908-4BB2-8B4D-B2F8F5B7F1DE}\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about 79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on 79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameGoogle Chrome Installer
Company nameGoogle LLC
File descriptionGoogle Chrome Installer
Internal namemini_installer
Legal copyrightCopyright 2019 Google LLC. All rights reserved.
Product version79.0.3945.88
File version79.0.3945.88

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameGoogle Chrome Installer
Company nameGoogle LLC
File descriptionGoogle Chrome Installer
Internal namemini_installer
Legal copyrightCopyright 2019 Google LLC. All right..
Product version79.0.3945.88
File version79.0.3945.88

Digital signatures [?]

79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameGoogle LLC
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number0c15be4a15bb0903c901b1d6c265302f

VirusTotal report

None of the 73 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the 79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe file.

None of the 73 anti-virus programs detected the 79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe file.

Sandbox Report

The following information was gathered by executing the file inside Cuckoo Sandbox.

Summary

Successfully executed process in sandbox.

Summary

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    "file_created": [
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\CHROME_PATCH.PACKED.7Z",
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\SETUP_PATCH.PACKED.7Z"
    ],
    "file_recreated": [
        "\\Device\\KsecDD"
    ],
    "directory_created": [
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp"
    ],
    "dll_loaded": [
        "ADVAPI32.dll",
        "rpcrt4.dll",
        "cryptbase.dll"
    ],
    "file_opened": [
        "C:\\"
    ],
    "regkey_opened": [
        "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Google\\Update\\Clients\\{8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96}",
        "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Uninstall\\Google Chrome",
        "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Google\\Update\\ClientState\\{8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96}"
    ],
    "file_written": [
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\CHROME_PATCH.PACKED.7Z",
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\SETUP_PATCH.PACKED.7Z"
    ],
    "file_deleted": [
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\CHROME_PATCH.PACKED.7Z",
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\SETUP_PATCH.PACKED.7Z"
    ],
    "directory_removed": [
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\"
    ],
    "regkey_read": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Rpc\\MaxRpcSize",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\Setup\\SystemSetupInProgress",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\SQMClient\\Windows\\CEIPEnable",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\Setup\\OOBEInProgress",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\ControlSet001\\Control\\ComputerName\\ActiveComputerName\\ComputerName"
    ],
    "directory_enumerated": [
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_*.*",
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\chrome_*.*"
    ]
}

Dropped

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        "sha1": "1557d5b98e2b6fe1f34186aa6434150c62a57551",
        "name": "894f52bb2eebcf9d_SETUP_PATCH.PACKED.7Z",
        "filepath": "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\SETUP_PATCH.PACKED.7Z",
        "type": "7-zip archive data, version 0.3",
        "sha256": "894f52bb2eebcf9d10d60126debee3c46c028e8c2fc6cff4113c2e650a96d8cf",
        "urls": [],
        "crc32": "2BBB660E",
        "path": "\/home\/hpuser\/.cuckoo\/storage\/analyses\/4398\/files\/894f52bb2eebcf9d_SETUP_PATCH.PACKED.7Z",
        "ssdeep": null,
        "size": 1462,
        "sha512": "86d3063b0bcd29467a7fa79adc608490a0b119d4665edf3af2ea049c0908bf2b9b30f25e81887416dcf024d876ec0731097b3d85f5b19f94f6af86d9f8d76975",
        "pids": [
            1664
        ],
        "md5": "e58dc454e63bd35ae27dc94cf988877f"
    },
    {
        "yara": [],
        "sha1": "5c2ca3fb36d8d64f56e0cf3599c525d5380fcc33",
        "name": "80361ae9b93685b1_CHROME_PATCH.PACKED.7Z",
        "filepath": "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\CHROME_PATCH.PACKED.7Z",
        "type": "7-zip archive data, version 0.3",
        "sha256": "80361ae9b93685b13fa3b8c3f9c766d0fec391f3aa9cf3553cfe6cfb5e4e1faf",
        "urls": [],
        "crc32": "9C246BF9",
        "path": "\/home\/hpuser\/.cuckoo\/storage\/analyses\/4398\/files\/80361ae9b93685b1_CHROME_PATCH.PACKED.7Z",
        "ssdeep": null,
        "size": 450973,
        "sha512": "8f6c20aec40c27a406d50d19746ab7700e12443b553b03069c5838e22e29129ce450e8f6aad7af8ce6ce6d0d366f9f0169fe6fbb2f47fd038e7e8b47ce1dee2f",
        "pids": [
            1664
        ],
        "md5": "a2ea7800e886a066d8edfa0d21ecb5de"
    }
]

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\88f6e49581ee94b26d282dc85f2bc8a75c512fdf76f19b0729d8048b3954cc05.bin",
        "process_name": "88f6e49581ee94b26d282dc85f2bc8a75c512fdf76f19b0729d8048b3954cc05.bin",
        "pid": 1664,
        "summary": {
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                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\CHROME_PATCH.PACKED.7Z",
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\SETUP_PATCH.PACKED.7Z"
            ],
            "file_recreated": [
                "\\Device\\KsecDD"
            ],
            "directory_created": [
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp"
            ],
            "dll_loaded": [
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                "rpcrt4.dll",
                "cryptbase.dll"
            ],
            "file_opened": [
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            "regkey_opened": [
                "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Google\\Update\\Clients\\{8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96}",
                "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Uninstall\\Google Chrome",
                "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Google\\Update\\ClientState\\{8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96}"
            ],
            "file_written": [
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\CHROME_PATCH.PACKED.7Z",
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\SETUP_PATCH.PACKED.7Z"
            ],
            "file_deleted": [
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\CHROME_PATCH.PACKED.7Z",
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\SETUP_PATCH.PACKED.7Z"
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            "directory_removed": [
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\CR_E33A4.tmp\\"
            ],
            "regkey_read": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Rpc\\MaxRpcSize",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\Setup\\SystemSetupInProgress",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\SQMClient\\Windows\\CEIPEnable",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\Setup\\OOBEInProgress",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\ControlSet001\\Control\\ComputerName\\ActiveComputerName\\ComputerName"
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    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
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]

Signatures

[
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        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "mini_installer.exe.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "Tries to locate where the browsers are installed",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "registry",
                "ioc": "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Uninstall\\Google Chrome",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "locates_browser"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "Checks amount of memory in system, this can be used to detect virtual machines that have a low amount of memory available",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
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                "call": {
                    "category": "system",
                    "status": 1,
                    "stacktrace": [],
                    "api": "GlobalMemoryStatusEx",
                    "return_value": 1,
                    "arguments": {},
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                    "tid": 2736,
                    "flags": {}
                },
                "pid": 1664,
                "type": "call",
                "cid": 42
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        "references": [],
        "name": "antivm_memory_available"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The executable contains unknown PE section names indicative of a packer (could be a false positive)",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": ".00cfg",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_features"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The file contains an unknown PE resource name possibly indicative of a packer",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "resource name",
                "ioc": "B7",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_unknown_resource_name"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 2,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The binary likely contains encrypted or compressed data indicative of a packer",
        "severity": 2,
        "marks": [
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                "section": {
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                    "entropy": 7.998116664959183,
                    "name": ".rsrc",
                    "virtual_size": "0x0006f540"
                },
                "type": "generic",
                "description": "A section with a high entropy has been found"
            },
            {
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                "type": "generic",
                "description": "Overall entropy of this PE file is high"
            }
        ],
        "references": [
            "http:\/\/www.forensickb.com\/2013\/03\/file-entropy-explained.html",
            "http:\/\/virii.es\/U\/Using%20Entropy%20Analysis%20to%20Find%20Encrypted%20and%20Packed%20Malware.pdf"
        ],
        "name": "packer_entropy"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "Queries for potentially installed applications",
        "severity": 2,
        "marks": [
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                "call": {
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                    "status": 0,
                    "stacktrace": [],
                    "last_error": 0,
                    "nt_status": -1073741772,
                    "api": "RegOpenKeyExW",
                    "return_value": 2,
                    "arguments": {
                        "access": "0x00000001",
                        "base_handle": "0xffffffff80000001",
                        "key_handle": "0x0000000000000000",
                        "regkey": "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Uninstall\\Google Chrome",
                        "regkey_r": "Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Uninstall\\Google Chrome",
                        "options": 0
                    },
                    "time": 1576806356.238271,
                    "tid": 2736,
                    "flags": {}
                },
                "pid": 1664,
                "type": "call",
                "cid": 87
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "queries_programs"
    }
]

Yara

The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.

Network

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    "tls": [],
    "udp": [
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            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "192.168.56.255",
            "offset": 546,
            "time": 3.0777649879455566,
            "dport": 137,
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        },
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            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3346,
            "time": 3.039695978164673,
            "dport": 5355,
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        },
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        },
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            "dport": 5355,
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            "dport": 5355,
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            "dport": 1900,
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        },
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            "src": "192.168.56.101",
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            "offset": 11456,
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            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 15648,
            "time": 3.1085970401763916,
            "dport": 1900,
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        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "f8ac69ef4a3b72bf0ab49054a011ae68a0b7abc7deaf087db4371390bb4118fa",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "dd73630c2e9b446c39d654a0d3d092c91f5cad22e6fefbc5f26e98743e6ce441",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

Screenshot from the sandbox

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5e0753b8c0032dc0fdb42940b8e031d86
SHA25688f6e49581ee94b26d282dc85f2bc8a75c512fdf76f19b0729d8048b3954cc05

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to 79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe:

79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Google Chrome Installer has stopped working.

End Program - 79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe. This program is not responding.

79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

79.0.3945.88_79.0.3945.79_chrome_updater.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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