What is AdguardSvc.exe?

AdguardSvc.exe is part of AdGuard for Windows and developed by Adguard Software Ltd according to the AdguardSvc.exe version information.

AdguardSvc.exe's description is "AdGuard for Windows"

AdguardSvc.exe is digitally signed by Adguard Software Limited.

AdguardSvc.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Adguard\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about AdguardSvc.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on AdguardSvc.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameAdGuard for Windows
Company nameAdguard Software Ltd
File descriptionAdGuard for Windows
Internal nameAdguardSvc.exe
Original filenameAdguardSvc.exe
CommentsAdGuard for Windows
Legal copyrightCopyright © Adguard Software Ltd 2009-2019
Legal trademarkCopyright © Adguard Software Ltd 2019
Product version7.2.2936.0
File version7.2.2936.0

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

Product nameAdGuard for Windows
Company nameAdguard Software Ltd
File descriptionAdGuard for Windows
Internal nameAdguardSvc.exe
Original filenameAdguardSvc.exe
CommentsAdGuard for Windows
Legal copyrightCopyright © Adguard Software Ltd 20..
Legal trademarkCopyright © Adguard Software Ltd 2019
Product version7.2.2936.0
File version7.2.2936.0

Digital signatures [?]

AdguardSvc.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameAdguard Software Limited
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert High Assurance Code Signing CA-1
Certificate serial number09e151ffce0d3c0f1bc95d23e99f0ac5

VirusTotal report

None of the 71 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the AdguardSvc.exe file.

None of the 71 anti-virus programs detected the AdguardSvc.exe file.

Sandbox Report

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

Summary

Successfully executed process in sandbox.

Summary

{
    "dll_loaded": [
        "ADVAPI32.dll",
        "SHLWAPI.dll",
        "C:\\Windows\\system32\\IMM32.DLL",
        "gdi32.dll"
    ],
    "file_failed": [
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\07ee6af70987092112032ae3a80cc74aa3858c77952fbc5e795622d77c8da3a9.bin.config"
    ],
    "regkey_opened": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Upgrades",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Upgrades",
        "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Standards",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Standards\\v4.0.30319",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework",
        "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework",
        "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Upgrades",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Standards",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\AppPatch",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\v2.0",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Standards"
    ],
    "file_exists": [
        "C:\\Windows\\System32\\MSCOREE.DLL.local"
    ],
    "file_opened": [
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\07ee6af70987092112032ae3a80cc74aa3858c77952fbc5e795622d77c8da3a9.bin"
    ],
    "regkey_read": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\NoGuiFromShim",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\InstallRoot",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Windows\\LoadAppInit_DLLs",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\CLRLoadLogDir",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\OnlyUseLatestCLR"
    ],
    "directory_enumerated": [
        "C:\\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework\\v2.0.50727\\mscoreei.dll",
        "C:\\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework\\Upgrades.2.0.50727\\mscoreei.dll",
        "C:\\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework\\v4.0.30319\\mscorwks.dll"
    ]
}

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1570675989.3125,
        "ppid": 376
    },
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\07ee6af70987092112032ae3a80cc74aa3858c77952fbc5e795622d77c8da3a9.bin",
        "process_name": "07ee6af70987092112032ae3a80cc74aa3858c77952fbc5e795622d77c8da3a9.bin",
        "pid": 2460,
        "summary": {
            "dll_loaded": [
                "ADVAPI32.dll",
                "SHLWAPI.dll",
                "C:\\Windows\\system32\\IMM32.DLL",
                "gdi32.dll"
            ],
            "file_failed": [
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\07ee6af70987092112032ae3a80cc74aa3858c77952fbc5e795622d77c8da3a9.bin.config"
            ],
            "regkey_opened": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Upgrades",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Upgrades",
                "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Standards",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Standards\\v4.0.30319",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework",
                "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework",
                "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Upgrades",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Standards",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\AppPatch",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\v2.0",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Standards"
            ],
            "file_exists": [
                "C:\\Windows\\System32\\MSCOREE.DLL.local"
            ],
            "file_opened": [
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\07ee6af70987092112032ae3a80cc74aa3858c77952fbc5e795622d77c8da3a9.bin"
            ],
            "regkey_read": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\NoGuiFromShim",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\InstallRoot",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Windows\\LoadAppInit_DLLs",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\CLRLoadLogDir",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\OnlyUseLatestCLR"
            ],
            "directory_enumerated": [
                "C:\\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework\\v2.0.50727\\mscoreei.dll",
                "C:\\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework\\Upgrades.2.0.50727\\mscoreei.dll",
                "C:\\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework\\v4.0.30319\\mscorwks.dll"
            ]
        },
        "first_seen": 1570675989.625,
        "ppid": 2740
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "AdguardSvc.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    },
    {
        "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": ".sdata",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_features"
    }
]

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": 3.0781450271606,
            "dport": 137,
            "sport": 137
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2018,
            "time": 3.0408198833466,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 51001
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2346,
            "time": 1.0119898319244,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2674,
            "time": 3.052934885025,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53848
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3002,
            "time": 1.5179760456085,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3330,
            "time": -0.084824085235596,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 3658,
            "time": 1.5490028858185,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 8134,
            "time": 1.0491650104523,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 12326,
            "time": 3.1095080375671,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 53598
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "3b93fbbac09966aee6ddb2a623380ce52dceed555723407b1d907b23242d6ec3",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "720e08dd1ad345550b4e4f4f793d07fa56e6c4157a8551adb3a785a96c69ffb5",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

Screenshot from the sandbox

TCP/UDP Listening Ports [?]

AdguardSvc.exe has been reported to listen on the following TCP/UDP ports.

PortProtocol# Occurrences
62539UDP v41

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD59b0f03a0c1548d328396e4a9ceb67efd
SHA25607ee6af70987092112032ae3a80cc74aa3858c77952fbc5e795622d77c8da3a9

Error Messages

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

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

adguardsvc.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.

AdGuard for Windows has stopped working.

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

adguardsvc.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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