What is adminservice.exe?

adminservice.exe is part of Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver and developed by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider according to the adminservice.exe version information.

adminservice.exe's description is "Windows Setup API"

adminservice.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher.

adminservice.exe is usually located in the 'c:\windows\system32\drivers\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on adminservice.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameWindows (R) Win 7 DDK driver
Company nameWindows (R) Win 7 DDK provider
File descriptionWindows Setup API
Internal nameSETUPAPI.DLL
Original filenameSETUPAPI.DLL
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version10.0.10011.16384
File version10.0.10011.16384

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

Product nameWindows (R) Win 7 DDK driver
Company nameWindows (R) Win 7 DDK provider
File descriptionWindows Setup API
Internal nameSETUPAPI.DLL
Original filenameSETUPAPI.DLL
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version10.0.10011.16384
File version10.0.10011.16384

Digital signatures [?]

adminservice.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Windows Third Party Component CA 2012
Certificate serial number330000006d9da53e87009d334900000000006d

VirusTotal report

None of the 66 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the adminservice.exe file.

None of the 66 anti-virus programs detected the adminservice.exe file.

Sandbox Report

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

Summary

Successfully executed process in sandbox.

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1570859586.3438,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "Z:\\b\\cnss_proc\\bt\\App\\Bin\\x64\\Release\\AdminService.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 2,
        "families": [],
        "description": "Foreign language identified in PE resource",
        "severity": 2,
        "marks": [
            {
                "name": "RT_VERSION",
                "language": "LANG_CHINESE",
                "offset": "0x0005b180",
                "filetype": "data",
                "sublanguage": "SUBLANG_CHINESE_SIMPLIFIED",
                "type": "generic",
                "size": "0x00000320"
            },
            {
                "name": "RT_VERSION",
                "language": "LANG_CHINESE",
                "offset": "0x0005b180",
                "filetype": "data",
                "sublanguage": "SUBLANG_CHINESE_SIMPLIFIED",
                "type": "generic",
                "size": "0x00000320"
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "origin_langid"
    }
]

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": 546,
            "time": 3.0629329681396,
            "dport": 137,
            "sport": 137
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3346,
            "time": 3.0230710506439,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 51001
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3674,
            "time": 1.0180308818817,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 4002,
            "time": 3.034744977951,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53848
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 4330,
            "time": 1.5180299282074,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 4658,
            "time": -0.098590135574341,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 4986,
            "time": 1.5315799713135,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 11456,
            "time": 1.0389618873596,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 15648,
            "time": 3.1252870559692,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 53598
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "aa0711e04157d7df72aeb5a06d0520e1c413c4839029f38ffc742cbc5a17d6a4",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "d050f49c72fbbcd04d450ab010c719f67e02d3291f03069206fd690bfbee94e3",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5d0ea204507f64367b0e6c24a2cf72d0c
SHA2562b14f1a92edd6f1e80df469f7260da33be8e35e0f1e271beca419b7cce7776e2

Error Messages

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

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

adminservice.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.

Windows Setup API has stopped working.

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

adminservice.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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