What is AQNotif.exe?

AQNotif.exe is part of Avanquest Message and developed by Avanquest Software according to the AQNotif.exe version information.

AQNotif.exe's description is "Avanquest Message"

AQNotif.exe is digitally signed by Avanquest Software SAS.

AQNotif.exe is usually located in the 'c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\avanquest\avanquest message\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected AQNotif.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on AQNotif.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameAvanquest Message
Company nameAvanquest Software
File descriptionAvanquest Message
Internal nameAvanquest Message
Original filenameAQNotif.exe
CommentsAvanquest Message
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) Avanquest Software 2018
Product version2.8.0.0
File version2.0.0.0

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

Product nameAvanquest Message
Company nameAvanquest Software
File descriptionAvanquest Message
Internal nameAvanquest Message
Original filenameAQNotif.exe
CommentsAvanquest Message
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) Avanquest Software 2018
Product version2.8.0.0
File version2.0.0.0

Digital signatures [?]

AQNotif.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameAvanquest Software SAS
Certificate issuer nameSymantec Class 3 Extended Validation Code Signing CA - G2
Certificate serial number63c3385d477f175bb1bc2e8e158e3ef2

VirusTotal report

1 of the 71 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the AQNotif.exe file. That's a 1% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
DrWeb Program.Unwanted.2450
1 of the 71 anti-virus programs detected the AQNotif.exe file.

Sandbox Report

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

Summary

Successfully executed process in sandbox.

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1575283984.342875,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "D:\\Mes Documents\\Visual Studio 2013\\Projects\\AQNotif\\Release\\AQNotif.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    }
]

Yara

The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.

Network

{
    "tls": [],
    "udp": [
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "192.168.56.255",
            "offset": 546,
            "time": 3.124957799911499,
            "dport": 137,
            "sport": 137
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 4318,
            "time": 3.05072283744812,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 51001
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 4646,
            "time": 1.0743658542633057,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 4974,
            "time": 3.056708812713623,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53848
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 5302,
            "time": 1.580678939819336,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 5630,
            "time": -0.05780911445617676,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 5958,
            "time": 1.5882668495178223,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 13520,
            "time": 1.0986309051513672,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 17712,
            "time": 3.1561238765716553,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 53598
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "6a33729b3fb9fdf26fe5b193d107ddcd04e232f62b2120c26a41b06a33aa7c13",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "740ffbf80c7afa728a5873d992de31e06ff212534509b0b566357e19783663d6",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

Screenshot from the sandboxScreenshot from the sandbox

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5bf229f4cbf3a6d350584883aad05917a
SHA2563ba356514b431734aa56902b4af4b28e0e03341e85f08b2c6139de1035d312b8

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to aqnotif.exe:

aqnotif.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

aqnotif.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.

Avanquest Message has stopped working.

End Program - aqnotif.exe. This program is not responding.

aqnotif.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

aqnotif.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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Comments

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