What is hwinfo64a.sys?

hwinfo64a.sys is part of HWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver and developed by REALiX(tm) according to the hwinfo64a.sys version information.

hwinfo64a.sys's description is "HWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver"

hwinfo64a.sys is digitally signed by Martin Malik - REALiX.

hwinfo64a.sys is usually located in the 'c:\windows\system32\drivers\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about hwinfo64a.sys.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on hwinfo64a.sys:

PropertyValue
Product nameHWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver
Company nameREALiX(tm)
File descriptionHWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver
Internal nameHWiNFO64A.SYS
Original filenameHWiNFO64A.SYS
Legal copyrightCopyright (c)1999-2019 Martin Malik - REALiX
Product version10.27
File version10.27

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

Product nameHWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver
Company nameREALiX(tm)
File descriptionHWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver
Internal nameHWiNFO64A.SYS
Original filenameHWiNFO64A.SYS
Legal copyrightCopyright (c)1999-2019 Martin Malik ..
Product version10.27
File version10.27

Digital signatures [?]

hwinfo64a.sys has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMartin Malik - REALiX
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert EV Code Signing CA (SHA2)
Certificate serial number0a8d9239e7564a3723d632adf8d6847a

VirusTotal report

None of the 71 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the hwinfo64a.sys file.

None of the 71 anti-virus programs detected the hwinfo64a.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": 1573433585.3438,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "s:\\hwinfo64\\sys\\amd64\\HWiNFO32.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The executable contains unknown PE section names indicative of a packer (could be a false positive)",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "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": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 826,
            "time": 4.1634969711304,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 1154,
            "time": 3.0486421585083,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 1482,
            "time": 4.2046020030975,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "c4f2761b4c8d9879776764f73df9caedd9a5a5c0c4a1a555ff61697bd7f91ac6",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "beebdd329fa69014f4f47ea0ad3f8f9759fe1fdd92695d9e484efda7c9b24823",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5cd17f03872563cd37570509cc7ae0275
SHA2561a6d84f23cd7b90ae1ba2b0cd0a877899552ad4b115ef603724734e968736043

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