What is HxAccounts.exe?

HxAccounts.exe is part of Microsoft Office and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the HxAccounts.exe version information.

HxAccounts.exe's description is "Microsoft Outlook Accounts"

HxAccounts.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_16005.12228.20276.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on HxAccounts.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameMicrosoft Office
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMicrosoft Outlook Accounts
Internal namehxaccounts
Original filenamehxaccounts.exe
Product version16.0.12228.20276
File version16.0.12228.20276

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

Product nameMicrosoft Office
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMicrosoft Outlook Accounts
Internal namehxaccounts
Original filenamehxaccounts.exe
Product version16.0.12228.20276
File version16.0.12228.20276

Digital signatures [?]

HxAccounts.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

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

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

Sandbox Report

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

Summary

ERROR: Failed to execute process.

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1575478384.3125,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "d:\\dbs\\el\\oct\\target\\x64\\ship\\hxaccounts_winrtapp\\x-none\\hxaccounts.pdb\u0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
                "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": ".didat",
                "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": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 314,
            "time": -0.024091005325317383,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "da519eca640ccc652328556a62b678fef1e0f94a8939ea0652aff6a792b50ed1",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "ac6b8a9a32b00fc7b2380695e578fb130778ee146af7a66d5e4cc715415404c0",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Other files also named HxAccounts.exe

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5ab88cda2b3fd850ad71442969250ccdf
SHA256f2a0faba515cf799adc1b2400d5e62aca7cab989a6f16f4f0dc3fd0b629b05e0

Error Messages

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

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

hxaccounts.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.

Microsoft Outlook Accounts has stopped working.

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

hxaccounts.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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