What is aswNetHub.sys?

aswNetHub.sys is part of Avast Antivirus and developed by AVAST Software according to the aswNetHub.sys version information.

aswNetHub.sys's description is "Avast Antivirus Network Security Driver"

aswNetHub.sys is digitally signed by Avast Software s.r.o..

aswNetHub.sys is usually located in the 'c:\Program Files\Avast Software\Avast\setup\Inf\x64\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about aswNetHub.sys.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on aswNetHub.sys:

PropertyValue
Product nameAvast Antivirus
Company nameAVAST Software
File descriptionAvast Antivirus Network Security Driver
Internal nameaswNetHub.sys
Original filenameaswNetHub.sys
Legal copyrightCopyright (c) 2020 AVAST Software
Product version20.2.55.0
File version20.2.55.0

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

Product nameAvast Antivirus
Company nameAVAST Software
File descriptionAvast Antivirus Network Security Dr..
Internal nameaswNetHub.sys
Original filenameaswNetHub.sys
Legal copyrightCopyright (c) 2020 AVAST Software
Product version20.2.55.0
File version20.2.55.0

Digital signatures [?]

aswNetHub.sys has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameAvast Software s.r.o.
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert High Assurance Code Signing CA-1
Certificate serial number03f02aca051d1c9330eeabd3706e836f

VirusTotal report

None of the 72 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the aswNetHub.sys file.

None of the 72 anti-virus programs detected the aswNetHub.sys 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": 1586127185.34375,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "D:\\work\\e0dd96435fde7cb0\\BUILDS\\Release\\x64\\aswNetHub.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 2,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The executable contains unknown PE section names indicative of a packer (could be a false positive)",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": "PAGE",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": "INIT",
                "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": "192.168.56.255",
            "offset": 662,
            "time": 6.198288917541504,
            "dport": 137,
            "sport": 137
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 5190,
            "time": 6.16084885597229,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 51001
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 5518,
            "time": 4.136131048202515,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 5846,
            "time": 6.172638893127441,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53848
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 6174,
            "time": 4.6378538608551025,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 6502,
            "time": 3.032151937484741,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 6830,
            "time": 4.652420997619629,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 16628,
            "time": 4.167047023773193,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 25012,
            "time": 6.24420690536499,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 53598
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "67d75cc7d36b7481b9f548dea45808095c812b64b60e0622affc948c20891ccd",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "ec109010a425cbd3d1100a2c3cbda6c335dc85925bb78e0e48fb4cf975271497",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

Screenshot from the sandboxScreenshot from the sandbox

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD55314fe92c7fd1135a50a1819aadf51a0
SHA256c5f16e5586b6bd7fa3de34b367a161f6464a99342633b3263efe2220a69b0f4f

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with aswNetHub.sys. 71% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 17 users.

User vote results: There were 12 votes to remove and 5 votes to keep

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