What is FAHConsole.exe?

FAHConsole.exe is part of File Association Helper and developed by WinZip Computing, S.L. according to the FAHConsole.exe version information.

FAHConsole.exe's description is "File Association Helper"

FAHConsole.exe is digitally signed by Corel Corporation.

FAHConsole.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\WinZip\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on FAHConsole.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameFile Association Helper
Company nameWinZip Computing, S.L.
File descriptionFile Association Helper
Internal nameFAHConsole.exe
Original filenameFAHConsole.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (c) 2012-2016 VAPC (Lux) S.a.r.L. All rights reserved.
Legal trademarkWinZip is a registered trademark of VAPC (Lux) S.a.r.L.
Product version3.0.0.11
File version3.0.0.11

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

Product nameFile Association Helper
Company nameWinZip Computing, S.L.
File descriptionFile Association Helper
Internal nameFAHConsole.exe
Original filenameFAHConsole.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (c) 2012-2016 VAPC (Lux) S..
Legal trademarkWinZip is a registered trademark of ..
Product version3.0.0.11
File version3.0.0.11

Digital signatures [?]

FAHConsole.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameCorel Corporation
Certificate issuer nameSymantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number00f303076f062a78d8c61b5116a49d36

VirusTotal report

None of the 63 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the FAHConsole.exe file.

None of the 63 anti-virus programs detected the FAHConsole.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_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Nico Mak Computing\\File Association Helper",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Nico Mak Computing\\File Association Helper"
    ],
    "regkey_read": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles"
    ]
}

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\cd0ae8b96fb2200e63dae28b45964b4d56bdaf999b79ed23bae79f9c5c9cd5b5.bin",
        "process_name": "cd0ae8b96fb2200e63dae28b45964b4d56bdaf999b79ed23bae79f9c5c9cd5b5.bin",
        "pid": 2740,
        "summary": {
            "regkey_opened": [
                "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Nico Mak Computing\\File Association Helper",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Nico Mak Computing\\File Association Helper"
            ],
            "regkey_read": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles"
            ]
        },
        "first_seen": 1573347185.5938,
        "ppid": 2892
    },
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1573347185.3281,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "C:\\jenkins\\workspace\\WinZip_FAH\\Release\\x64\\FAHConsole.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": 3.0785739421844,
            "dport": 137,
            "sport": 137
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2234,
            "time": 3.0312240123749,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 51001
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2562,
            "time": 1.0135350227356,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2890,
            "time": 3.0411438941956,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53848
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3218,
            "time": 1.5187160968781,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3546,
            "time": -0.097671031951904,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 3874,
            "time": 1.5316250324249,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 8350,
            "time": 1.0447249412537,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 12542,
            "time": 3.1099600791931,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 53598
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "888db5f6e186f914f61789bae61371696e45fb2e3ac1eb954a48728f9f6c6acf",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "c768527656c67bdd2cddf572d6f2dfd1e0796e3d8df647299cf678b01334de19",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

Screenshot from the sandbox

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5e74857e91e075983810b348f3d71c469
SHA256cd0ae8b96fb2200e63dae28b45964b4d56bdaf999b79ed23bae79f9c5c9cd5b5

Error Messages

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

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

fahconsole.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.

File Association Helper has stopped working.

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

fahconsole.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with FAHConsole.exe. 100% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 1 user.

Votes
Keep0 %
0
Remove100 %
1

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Malware or legitimate?

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