What is gpgex.dll?

gpgex.dll is part of GpgEX and developed by g10 Code GmbH according to the gpgex.dll version information.

gpgex.dll's description is "GpgEX - GnuPG shell extensions"

gpgex.dll is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Gpg4win\bin_64\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about gpgex.dll.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on gpgex.dll:

PropertyValue
Product nameGpgEX
Company nameg10 Code GmbH
File descriptionGpgEX - GnuPG shell extensions
Internal namegpgex
Original filenamegpgex.dll
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2013 g10 Code GmbH This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
Product version1.0.6
File version1.0.6

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

Product nameGpgEX
Company nameg10 Code GmbH
File descriptionGpgEX - GnuPG shell extensions
Internal namegpgex
Original filenamegpgex.dll
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2013 g10 Code GmbH Th..
Product version1.0.6
File version1.0.6

Digital signatures [?]

gpgex.dll is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 72 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the gpgex.dll file.

None of the 72 anti-virus programs detected the gpgex.dll 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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        "C:\\Windows\\system32\\uxtheme.dll"
    ],
    "file_opened": [
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    ],
    "command_line": [
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    ],
    "regkey_opened": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Wow6432Node\\GNU\\GnuPG",
        "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Wow6432Node\\GNU\\GnuPG",
        "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Wow6432Node\\Gpg4win",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Wow6432Node\\Gpg4win"
    ],
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        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\48622b4a3ae636a8e1a229fbb0d016c541d8713a929690f7001f047fd2cc0609.bin.dll.manifest",
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\48622b4a3ae636a8e1a229fbb0d016c541d8713a929690f7001f047fd2cc0609.bin.dll"
    ],
    "file_read": [
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\48622b4a3ae636a8e1a229fbb0d016c541d8713a929690f7001f047fd2cc0609.bin.dll"
    ],
    "regkey_read": [
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    ]
}

Generic

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                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\48622b4a3ae636a8e1a229fbb0d016c541d8713a929690f7001f047fd2cc0609.bin.dll"
            ],
            "regkey_opened": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Wow6432Node\\GNU\\GnuPG",
                "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Wow6432Node\\GNU\\GnuPG",
                "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Wow6432Node\\Gpg4win",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Wow6432Node\\Gpg4win"
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    {
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        "pid": 2676,
        "summary": {
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            "file_opened": [
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    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "Checks if process is being debugged by a debugger",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
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                "call": {
                    "category": "system",
                    "status": 0,
                    "stacktrace": [],
                    "last_error": 0,
                    "nt_status": -1073741511,
                    "api": "IsDebuggerPresent",
                    "return_value": 0,
                    "arguments": {},
                    "time": 1585313587.07775,
                    "tid": 2828,
                    "flags": {}
                },
                "pid": 2336,
                "type": "call",
                "cid": 41
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "checks_debugger"
    }
]

Yara

The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.

Network

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Screenshots

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5eea6bcbaa234623b8218bbce942d448a
SHA25648622b4a3ae636a8e1a229fbb0d016c541d8713a929690f7001f047fd2cc0609

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