What is EPCP.exe?

EPCP.exe is part of Epson Customer Research Participation and developed by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION according to the EPCP.exe version information.

EPCP.exe's description is "Epson Customer Research Participation"

EPCP.exe is digitally signed by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.

EPCP.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\EPSON\EpsonCustomerResearchParticipation\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on EPCP.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameEpson Customer Research Participation
Company nameSEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
File descriptionEpson Customer Research Participation
Internal nameEPCP.exe
Original filenameEPCP.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) SEIKO EPSON CORP. 2018
Product version1.8.4.1
File version1.8.4.1

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

Product nameEpson Customer Research Participation
Company nameSEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
File descriptionEpson Customer Research Participation
Internal nameEPCP.exe
Original filenameEPCP.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) SEIKO EPSON CORP. 2018
Product version1.8.4.1
File version1.8.4.1

Digital signatures [?]

EPCP.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameSEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
Certificate issuer nameSymantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number7429b2cd7a4d91c3c6af13c4e14c7078

VirusTotal report

None of the 62 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the EPCP.exe file.

None of the 62 anti-virus programs detected the EPCP.exe file.

Sandbox Report

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

Summary

Successfully executed process in sandbox.

Summary

{
    "regkey_opened": [
        "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\\AppID",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\AppID\\{7B9752DE-02B2-4F79-94C3-600FF0572D16}"
    ],
    "regkey_read": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles"
    ]
}

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\f9628ff2bedb922158b2d75ba7d3cd54d7314170a2e48cc5dc684fe26da43ad3.bin",
        "process_name": "f9628ff2bedb922158b2d75ba7d3cd54d7314170a2e48cc5dc684fe26da43ad3.bin",
        "pid": 2816,
        "summary": {
            "regkey_opened": [
                "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\\AppID",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\AppID\\{7B9752DE-02B2-4F79-94C3-600FF0572D16}"
            ],
            "regkey_read": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles"
            ]
        },
        "first_seen": 1565747585.5938,
        "ppid": 2448
    },
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1565747585.3281,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "EPCP.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 2,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The file contains an unknown PE resource name possibly indicative of a packer",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "resource name",
                "ioc": "REGISTRY",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "resource name",
                "ioc": "TYPELIB",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_unknown_resource_name"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 4,
        "families": [],
        "description": "Foreign language identified in PE resource",
        "severity": 2,
        "marks": [
            {
                "name": "REGISTRY",
                "language": "LANG_JAPANESE",
                "offset": "0x000a719c",
                "filetype": "ASCII text, with CRLF line terminators",
                "sublanguage": "SUBLANG_DEFAULT",
                "type": "generic",
                "size": "0x0000008f"
            },
            {
                "name": "TYPELIB",
                "language": "LANG_JAPANESE",
                "offset": "0x000a722c",
                "filetype": "data",
                "sublanguage": "SUBLANG_DEFAULT",
                "type": "generic",
                "size": "0x000004e0"
            },
            {
                "name": "RT_STRING",
                "language": "LANG_JAPANESE",
                "offset": "0x000a770c",
                "filetype": "data",
                "sublanguage": "SUBLANG_DEFAULT",
                "type": "generic",
                "size": "0x00000064"
            },
            {
                "name": "RT_VERSION",
                "language": "LANG_JAPANESE",
                "offset": "0x000a7770",
                "filetype": "data",
                "sublanguage": "SUBLANG_DEFAULT",
                "type": "generic",
                "size": "0x00000350"
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "origin_langid"
    }
]

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": 3.078125,
            "dport": 137,
            "sport": 137
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2018,
            "time": 3.0189578533173,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 51001
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2346,
            "time": 1.0209100246429,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2674,
            "time": 3.0319528579712,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53848
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3002,
            "time": 1.5184178352356,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3330,
            "time": -0.092521190643311,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 3658,
            "time": 1.531121969223,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 8134,
            "time": 1.0331099033356,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 12326,
            "time": 3.1256248950958,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 53598
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "d67088e3b395812eb1b37cde84de508e5895ec4925b3428822c6a0fa8e45264b",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "88314708aca9451981034f18782f80b55f35f3a21f14a0933fea3ff49acb7e19",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

Screenshot from the sandbox

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5a363cc51cb0b3d96b8a3f5c218b0c2bd
SHA256f9628ff2bedb922158b2d75ba7d3cd54d7314170a2e48cc5dc684fe26da43ad3

Error Messages

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

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

epcp.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.

Epson Customer Research Participation has stopped working.

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

epcp.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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