What is NovabenchService.exe?

NovabenchService.exe is part of Novabench and developed by Novawave Inc. according to the NovabenchService.exe version information.

NovabenchService.exe's description is "Novabench Service"

NovabenchService.exe is digitally signed by Novawave Inc..

NovabenchService.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Novawave\Novabench\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on NovabenchService.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameNovabench
Company nameNovawave Inc.
File descriptionNovabench Service
Internal nameNovabenchService.exe
Original filenameNovabenchService.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2007-2018 Novawave Inc.
Legal trademarkNovabench® is a registered trademark of Novawave Inc.
Product version4.0.6.0
File version4.0.6.0

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

Product nameNovabench
Company nameNovawave Inc.
File descriptionNovabench Service
Internal nameNovabenchService.exe
Original filenameNovabenchService.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2007-2018 Novawave Inc.
Legal trademarkNovabench® is a registered trademar..
Product version4.0.6.0
File version4.0.6.0

Digital signatures [?]

NovabenchService.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameNovawave Inc.
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number0b2d80b78d10c96b83113ce81013dcaf

VirusTotal report

None of the 73 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the NovabenchService.exe file.

None of the 73 anti-virus programs detected the NovabenchService.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_opened": [
        "C:\\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\v2.0.50727\\",
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\b15ca3dac29721a1ebc918b2536427f8e76ebd329bc3a0768a32c2628053a4e5.bin"
    ],
    "regkey_opened": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Upgrades",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Upgrades",
        "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Standards",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Standards",
        "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Upgrades",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\standards\\v4.0.30319",
        "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\v2.0",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\standards",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\AppPatch"
    ],
    "file_exists": [
        "C:\\Windows\\System32\\MSCOREE.DLL.local"
    ],
    "file_failed": [
        "C:\\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\Upgrades.2.0.50727\\",
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\b15ca3dac29721a1ebc918b2536427f8e76ebd329bc3a0768a32c2628053a4e5.bin.config",
        "C:\\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\v4.0.30319\\"
    ],
    "regkey_read": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\OnlyUseLatestCLR",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Windows\\LoadAppInit_DLLs",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\NoGuiFromShim",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\CLRLoadLogDir",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\InstallRoot",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles"
    ]
}

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\b15ca3dac29721a1ebc918b2536427f8e76ebd329bc3a0768a32c2628053a4e5.bin",
        "process_name": "b15ca3dac29721a1ebc918b2536427f8e76ebd329bc3a0768a32c2628053a4e5.bin",
        "pid": 2816,
        "summary": {
            "dll_loaded": [
                "ADVAPI32.dll",
                "SHLWAPI.dll",
                "C:\\Windows\\system32\\IMM32.DLL",
                "gdi32.dll"
            ],
            "file_opened": [
                "C:\\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\v2.0.50727\\",
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\b15ca3dac29721a1ebc918b2536427f8e76ebd329bc3a0768a32c2628053a4e5.bin"
            ],
            "regkey_opened": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Upgrades",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Upgrades",
                "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Standards",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Standards",
                "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\Upgrades",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\standards\\v4.0.30319",
                "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\v2.0",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\standards",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\Policy\\AppPatch"
            ],
            "file_exists": [
                "C:\\Windows\\System32\\MSCOREE.DLL.local"
            ],
            "file_failed": [
                "C:\\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\Upgrades.2.0.50727\\",
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\b15ca3dac29721a1ebc918b2536427f8e76ebd329bc3a0768a32c2628053a4e5.bin.config",
                "C:\\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\v4.0.30319\\"
            ],
            "regkey_read": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\OnlyUseLatestCLR",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Windows\\LoadAppInit_DLLs",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\NoGuiFromShim",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\CLRLoadLogDir",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\.NETFramework\\InstallRoot",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles"
            ]
        },
        "first_seen": 1585284786.5625,
        "ppid": 2448
    },
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1585284786.328125,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 2,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The binary likely contains encrypted or compressed data indicative of a packer",
        "severity": 2,
        "marks": [
            {
                "entropy": 6.939948591195733,
                "section": {
                    "size_of_data": "0x0004e200",
                    "virtual_address": "0x00002000",
                    "entropy": 6.939948591195733,
                    "name": ".text",
                    "virtual_size": "0x0004e116"
                },
                "type": "generic",
                "description": "A section with a high entropy has been found"
            },
            {
                "entropy": 0.9920634920634921,
                "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

{
    "tls": [],
    "udp": [
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            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "192.168.56.255",
            "offset": 662,
            "time": 6.147275924682617,
            "dport": 137,
            "sport": 137
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3462,
            "time": 6.107059001922607,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 51001
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3790,
            "time": 4.159308910369873,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
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            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53848
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 4446,
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            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
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        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 5102,
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            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 11572,
            "time": 4.180696964263916,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 15764,
            "time": 6.178457021713257,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 53598
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    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "1d0efc04df7fd0356c5b2d0d2d9df6d236e184c86915889e5ab7b2a002a23c12",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "9e494c9d5c260067e6bc9bcc75c2b6b4dafa64a3b799636f498845239096019e",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

Screenshot from the sandbox

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5d95d172b0de5ff35309a8a21da12f20d
SHA256b15ca3dac29721a1ebc918b2536427f8e76ebd329bc3a0768a32c2628053a4e5

Error Messages

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

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

novabenchservice.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.

Novabench Service has stopped working.

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

novabenchservice.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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