What is GWIdlMon.exe?

GWIdlMon.exe is part of GlassWire and developed by SecureMix LLC according to the GWIdlMon.exe version information.

GWIdlMon.exe's description is "GlassWire Computer Idle Monitor"

GWIdlMon.exe is digitally signed by GlassWire.

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

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on GWIdlMon.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameGlassWire
Company nameSecureMix LLC
File descriptionGlassWire Computer Idle Monitor
Internal namegwidlmon
Original filenameGWIdlMon.exe
Legal copyright(?) 2019 SecureMix LLC
Product version2.1.166.0
File version2.1.166.0

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

Product nameGlassWire
Company nameSecureMix LLC
File descriptionGlassWire Computer Idle Monitor
Internal namegwidlmon
Original filenameGWIdlMon.exe
Legal copyright(?) 2019 SecureMix LLC
Product version2.1.166.0
File version2.1.166.0

Digital signatures [?]

GWIdlMon.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameGlassWire
Certificate issuer nameSymantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number0894cb612d6f736b69928ac38ab9e637

VirusTotal report

None of the 69 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the GWIdlMon.exe file.

None of the 69 anti-virus programs detected the GWIdlMon.exe file.

Sandbox Report

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

Summary

Successfully executed process in sandbox.

Generic

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    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1570600386.4688,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

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        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
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                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "C:\\Users\\tvori\\home\\dev\\securemix\\core\\build\\bin\\release\\x86\\GWIdlMon.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 6,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The executable contains unknown PE section names indicative of a packer (could be a false positive)",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": "        ",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": ".debug",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": ".imports",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": ".themida",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": ".boot",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": ".taggant",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_features"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 8,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The binary likely contains encrypted or compressed data indicative of a packer",
        "severity": 2,
        "marks": [
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                "entropy": 7.9882846733541,
                "section": {
                    "size_of_data": "0x0008bf13",
                    "virtual_address": "0x00001000",
                    "entropy": 7.9882846733541,
                    "name": "        ",
                    "virtual_size": "0x001730da"
                },
                "type": "generic",
                "description": "A section with a high entropy has been found"
            },
            {
                "entropy": 7.9714065881343,
                "section": {
                    "size_of_data": "0x000257c1",
                    "virtual_address": "0x00175000",
                    "entropy": 7.9714065881343,
                    "name": "        ",
                    "virtual_size": "0x0006fc14"
                },
                "type": "generic",
                "description": "A section with a high entropy has been found"
            },
            {
                "entropy": 7.8477344517215,
                "section": {
                    "size_of_data": "0x00005958",
                    "virtual_address": "0x001e5000",
                    "entropy": 7.8477344517215,
                    "name": "        ",
                    "virtual_size": "0x00018348"
                },
                "type": "generic",
                "description": "A section with a high entropy has been found"
            },
            {
                "entropy": 7.5863993025958,
                "section": {
                    "size_of_data": "0x0000027e",
                    "virtual_address": "0x00200000",
                    "entropy": 7.5863993025958,
                    "name": "        ",
                    "virtual_size": "0x00000510"
                },
                "type": "generic",
                "description": "A section with a high entropy has been found"
            },
            {
                "entropy": 7.9517330165985,
                "section": {
                    "size_of_data": "0x0000d105",
                    "virtual_address": "0x00201000",
                    "entropy": 7.9517330165985,
                    "name": "        ",
                    "virtual_size": "0x00016b58"
                },
                "type": "generic",
                "description": "A section with a high entropy has been found"
            },
            {
                "entropy": 7.9505298250645,
                "section": {
                    "size_of_data": "0x00287000",
                    "virtual_address": "0x00636000",
                    "entropy": 7.9505298250645,
                    "name": ".boot",
                    "virtual_size": "0x00287000"
                },
                "type": "generic",
                "description": "A section with a high entropy has been found"
            },
            {
                "entropy": 6.8212573010037,
                "section": {
                    "size_of_data": "0x00002014",
                    "virtual_address": "0x008be000",
                    "entropy": 6.8212573010037,
                    "name": ".taggant",
                    "virtual_size": "0x00002200"
                },
                "type": "generic",
                "description": "A section with a high entropy has been found"
            },
            {
                "entropy": 0.99821381100362,
                "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"
    }
]

Yara

The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.

Network

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            "dport": 5355,
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    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "f5bd62e43882e113b2b3aadf3ab54862de6de7d8de499323b08ceaf8d10611f4",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "7d223a5975dd8c3e4064e2e92839691a6f1a25e9050de235f0e59c61e7e3bc9b",
    "irc": [],
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}

Screenshots

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD538d012e158abd66a820ae2e1d368053f
SHA256ffa542b4ba5de234d0a183a797fc02c774371aa0a87361c73036d74ffab2dad9

Error Messages

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

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

gwidlmon.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.

GlassWire Computer Idle Monitor has stopped working.

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

gwidlmon.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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