What is PowerMgrInst.exe?

PowerMgrInst.exe is part of Lenovo Power Manager according to the PowerMgrInst.exe version information.

PowerMgrInst.exe's description is "Power Manager Install Helper"

PowerMgrInst.exe is digitally signed by Lenovo.

PowerMgrInst.exe is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Lenovo\PowerMgr\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on PowerMgrInst.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameLenovo Power Manager
File descriptionPower Manager Install Helper
Internal namePowerMgrInst.exe
Original filenamePowerMgrInst.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) Lenovo
Product version10.0.115.0
File version10.0.115.0

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

Product nameLenovo Power Manager
File descriptionPower Manager Install Helper
Internal namePowerMgrInst.exe
Original filenamePowerMgrInst.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) Lenovo
Product version10.0.115.0
File version10.0.115.0

Digital signatures [?]

PowerMgrInst.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameLenovo
Certificate issuer nameSymantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA - G2
Certificate serial number7b55a1c59a1e922187390147dae10709

VirusTotal report

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

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

Sandbox Report

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

Summary

Successfully executed process in sandbox.

Summary

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    "dll_loaded": [
        "ADVAPI32.dll",
        "SHLWAPI.dll",
        "C:\\Windows\\system32\\IMM32.DLL",
        "gdi32.dll"
    ],
    "file_failed": [
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\4276f95fc697c2a0348c8fd7c04f83c83dd3a3a837cdb82ebe52ceb2ddebba7f.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\\4276f95fc697c2a0348c8fd7c04f83c83dd3a3a837cdb82ebe52ceb2ddebba7f.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

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        "process_path": "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\4276f95fc697c2a0348c8fd7c04f83c83dd3a3a837cdb82ebe52ceb2ddebba7f.bin",
        "process_name": "4276f95fc697c2a0348c8fd7c04f83c83dd3a3a837cdb82ebe52ceb2ddebba7f.bin",
        "pid": 2732,
        "summary": {
            "dll_loaded": [
                "ADVAPI32.dll",
                "SHLWAPI.dll",
                "C:\\Windows\\system32\\IMM32.DLL",
                "gdi32.dll"
            ],
            "file_failed": [
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\4276f95fc697c2a0348c8fd7c04f83c83dd3a3a837cdb82ebe52ceb2ddebba7f.bin.config"
            ],
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                "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\\4276f95fc697c2a0348c8fd7c04f83c83dd3a3a837cdb82ebe52ceb2ddebba7f.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": 1575449584.578125,
        "ppid": 1564
    },
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1575449584.296875,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "E:\\PMH-FB-JOB1\\InfInstaller\\obj\\Release\\PowerMgrInst.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    }
]

Yara

The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.

Network

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    "tls": [],
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            "dst": "192.168.56.255",
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        },
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            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
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            "sport": 53598
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    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "55798de6e03893aeb9e1370bc4314ceb4a443ea57d019476cbe6fe60a9c9f99e",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "21da966fe46ac6727b1e8770bb7599e16cc148a21ee4acea5479760296358d94",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

Screenshot from the sandbox

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD569c5086bef3e68dbcf6374a77680ee2d
SHA2564276f95fc697c2a0348c8fd7c04f83c83dd3a3a837cdb82ebe52ceb2ddebba7f

Error Messages

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

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

powermgrinst.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.

Power Manager Install Helper has stopped working.

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

powermgrinst.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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