What is cmdboot.sys?

cmdboot.sys is part of COMODO Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver and developed by COMODO according to the cmdboot.sys version information.

cmdboot.sys's description is "COMODO Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver"

cmdboot.sys is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher.

cmdboot.sys is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on cmdboot.sys:

PropertyValue
Product nameCOMODO Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Company nameCOMODO
File descriptionCOMODO Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Internal namecmdboot.sys
Original filenamecmdboot.sys
Legal copyright2005-2018 COMODO. All rights reserved.
Product version1.0.439921
File version1.0.0.0

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

Product nameCOMODO Early Launch Anti-Malware Dri..
Company nameCOMODO
File descriptionCOMODO Early Launch Anti-Malware Dri..
Internal namecmdboot.sys
Original filenamecmdboot.sys
Legal copyright2005-2018 COMODO. All rights reserved.
Product version1.0.439921
File version1.0.0.0

Digital signatures [?]

cmdboot.sys has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Code Signing PCA 2010
Certificate serial number33000001dec68215095cff17c60000000001de

VirusTotal report

None of the 71 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the cmdboot.sys file.

None of the 71 anti-virus programs detected the cmdboot.sys file.

Sandbox Report

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

Summary

ERROR: Failed to execute process.

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1565790784.3438,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "F:\\ComodoCloudAntivirus\\Release\\Drivers\\win8\\x64\\cmdboot.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": ".gfids",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": "INIT",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_features"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The file contains an unknown PE resource name possibly indicative of a packer",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "resource name",
                "ioc": "MSELAMCERTINFOID",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_unknown_resource_name"
    }
]

Yara

The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.

Network

{
    "tls": [],
    "udp": [
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 826,
            "time": 4.1600840091705,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 1154,
            "time": 3.0535550117493,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 1482,
            "time": 4.1894798278809,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "f1d07c3736a1feeb231a88032a1d78d4e9f903767b170fb3d1030402b8b0b83c",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "889962471a201e027029a1ee314446c41f02004d94f9606eb59e39344423ce38",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5e0e379b22a92a598e7dbc5deccf74a68
SHA256b776197d37d75bda27b44638cdb768647760df9ca7fefad4b0758981960bd111

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Comments

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