What is MSIToastServer.exe?

MSIToastServer.exe is part of MSIToastServer and developed by Micro-Star INT'L CO., LTD. according to the MSIToastServer.exe version information.

MSIToastServer.exe's description is "MSIToastServer"

MSIToastServer.exe is digitally signed by MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD..

MSIToastServer.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI\MSI Toast Server\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on MSIToastServer.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameMSIToastServer
Company nameMicro-Star INT'L CO., LTD.
File descriptionMSIToastServer
Internal nameMSIToastServer.exe
Original filenameMSIToastServer.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2017 Micro-Star INT'L CO., LTD.
Product version1.0.0.11
File version1.0.0.11

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

Product nameMSIToastServer
Company nameMicro-Star INT'L CO., LTD.
File descriptionMSIToastServer
Internal nameMSIToastServer.exe
Original filenameMSIToastServer.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2017 Micro-Star INT'L C..
Product version1.0.0.11
File version1.0.0.11

Digital signatures [?]

MSIToastServer.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
Certificate issuer nameGlobalSign CodeSigning CA - SHA256 - G3
Certificate serial number1be0505b24b2bc3940e30634

VirusTotal report

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

None of the 71 anti-virus programs detected the MSIToastServer.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\\2df03735fe48cf66f3286e33861b2cdbe97f463edbc426428a91c4f2e52b9f6f.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\\2df03735fe48cf66f3286e33861b2cdbe97f463edbc426428a91c4f2e52b9f6f.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:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\2df03735fe48cf66f3286e33861b2cdbe97f463edbc426428a91c4f2e52b9f6f.bin",
        "process_name": "2df03735fe48cf66f3286e33861b2cdbe97f463edbc426428a91c4f2e52b9f6f.bin",
        "pid": 2740,
        "summary": {
            "dll_loaded": [
                "ADVAPI32.dll",
                "SHLWAPI.dll",
                "C:\\Windows\\system32\\IMM32.DLL",
                "gdi32.dll"
            ],
            "file_failed": [
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\2df03735fe48cf66f3286e33861b2cdbe97f463edbc426428a91c4f2e52b9f6f.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\\2df03735fe48cf66f3286e33861b2cdbe97f463edbc426428a91c4f2e52b9f6f.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": 1570603985.6094,
        "ppid": 2456
    },
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1570603985.3438,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "D:\\MSI\\ToastNotification\\MSIToastServer\\obj\\Release\\MSIToastServer.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": 662,
            "time": 6.2159519195557,
            "dport": 137,
            "sport": 137
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2490,
            "time": 6.1477508544922,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 51001
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2818,
            "time": 4.1525809764862,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3146,
            "time": 6.1550087928772,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53848
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3474,
            "time": 4.6574838161469,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3802,
            "time": 3.0511178970337,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 4130,
            "time": 4.2153599262238,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 9508,
            "time": 4.1815719604492,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 13700,
            "time": 6.2781918048859,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 53598
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "ed27b452687ed6cb5513834b0fc849b9c3b8bba3f0f773e69bf95b07c82ea9b6",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "e06df374a14e2d3e5dfdbe303ad4ac268e72afffb922b9146702a6829fa38ade",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

Screenshot from the sandbox

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5734359f217124e6ef5ef4fea554dd678
SHA2562df03735fe48cf66f3286e33861b2cdbe97f463edbc426428a91c4f2e52b9f6f

Error Messages

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

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

msitoastserver.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.

MSIToastServer has stopped working.

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

msitoastserver.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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