What is uihost.exe?

uihost.exe is part of McAfee WebAdvisor and developed by McAfee, Inc. according to the uihost.exe version information.

uihost.exe's description is "McAfee WebAdvisor"

uihost.exe is digitally signed by McAfee, LLC.

uihost.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\McAfee\WebAdvisor\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on uihost.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameMcAfee WebAdvisor
Company nameMcAfee, Inc.
File descriptionMcAfee WebAdvisor
Internal nameUIHost Module
Original filenameUIHost.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2019 McAfee, Inc.
Product version4,1,0,0
File version4,1,0,88

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

Product nameMcAfee WebAdvisor
Company nameMcAfee, Inc.
File descriptionMcAfee WebAdvisor
Internal nameUIHost Module
Original filenameUIHost.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2019 McAfee, Inc.
Product version4,1,0,0
File version4,1,0,88

Digital signatures [?]

uihost.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMcAfee, LLC
Certificate issuer nameGlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G3
Certificate serial number30aa59dd718cfbde163ab821

VirusTotal report

None of the 65 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the uihost.exe file.

None of the 65 anti-virus programs detected the uihost.exe file.

Sandbox Report

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

Summary

Successfully executed process in sandbox.

Summary

{
    "file_created": [
        "C:\\ProgramData\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor\\1d1ab4e3cabd627f20b9eb9761658a72bf44468d4676ced2cb7d67ec105f16e0.bin\\log_000200460031001F.txt"
    ],
    "directory_created": [
        "C:\\ProgramData\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor\\1d1ab4e3cabd627f20b9eb9761658a72bf44468d4676ced2cb7d67ec105f16e0.bin",
        "C:\\ProgramData\\McAfee",
        "C:\\ProgramData\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor"
    ],
    "dll_loaded": [
        "kernel32",
        "API-MS-Win-Security-LSALookup-L1-1-0.dll",
        "WINSTA.dll",
        "WTSAPI32.dll",
        "RPCRT4.dll",
        "ADVAPI32.dll",
        "rpcrt4.dll"
    ],
    "regkey_opened": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor\\UIHost"
    ],
    "file_written": [
        "C:\\ProgramData\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor\\1d1ab4e3cabd627f20b9eb9761658a72bf44468d4676ced2cb7d67ec105f16e0.bin\\log_000200460031001F.txt"
    ],
    "regkey_read": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Rpc\\MaxRpcSize",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\Setup\\SystemSetupInProgress",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\SQMClient\\Windows\\CEIPEnable",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\Setup\\OOBEInProgress",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\ControlSet001\\Control\\ComputerName\\ActiveComputerName\\ComputerName"
    ]
}

Dropped

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    {
        "yara": [],
        "sha1": "0204873ae137f5ff72f94b3d89fa822b20aa969d",
        "name": "db0bd500124708d1_log_000200460031001f.txt",
        "filepath": "C:\\ProgramData\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor\\1d1ab4e3cabd627f20b9eb9761658a72bf44468d4676ced2cb7d67ec105f16e0.bin\\log_000200460031001F.txt",
        "type": "ASCII text, with CRLF line terminators",
        "sha256": "db0bd500124708d1988ee0148a1e45b14e4a4cd6089782cbaf1884387032ea1f",
        "urls": [],
        "crc32": "FA220155",
        "path": "\/home\/hpuser\/.cuckoo\/storage\/analyses\/1814\/files\/db0bd500124708d1_log_000200460031001f.txt",
        "ssdeep": null,
        "size": 83,
        "sha512": "5e1882d75468002fd0b12ec0c93b95b79cacf3845b62c43b40236f9bfad6a45d6d327fe82a1b83e0e0cf9d3299456fad3b39b3739a383dad3fbd619bf6596e67",
        "pids": [
            2732
        ],
        "md5": "c4a4858fbd717d25d6295564abdd59ec"
    }
]

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\1d1ab4e3cabd627f20b9eb9761658a72bf44468d4676ced2cb7d67ec105f16e0.bin",
        "process_name": "1d1ab4e3cabd627f20b9eb9761658a72bf44468d4676ced2cb7d67ec105f16e0.bin",
        "pid": 2732,
        "summary": {
            "file_created": [
                "C:\\ProgramData\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor\\1d1ab4e3cabd627f20b9eb9761658a72bf44468d4676ced2cb7d67ec105f16e0.bin\\log_000200460031001F.txt"
            ],
            "directory_created": [
                "C:\\ProgramData\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor\\1d1ab4e3cabd627f20b9eb9761658a72bf44468d4676ced2cb7d67ec105f16e0.bin",
                "C:\\ProgramData\\McAfee",
                "C:\\ProgramData\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor"
            ],
            "dll_loaded": [
                "kernel32",
                "API-MS-Win-Security-LSALookup-L1-1-0.dll",
                "WINSTA.dll",
                "WTSAPI32.dll",
                "RPCRT4.dll",
                "ADVAPI32.dll",
                "rpcrt4.dll"
            ],
            "regkey_opened": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor\\UIHost"
            ],
            "file_written": [
                "C:\\ProgramData\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor\\1d1ab4e3cabd627f20b9eb9761658a72bf44468d4676ced2cb7d67ec105f16e0.bin\\log_000200460031001F.txt"
            ],
            "regkey_read": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Rpc\\MaxRpcSize",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\Setup\\SystemSetupInProgress",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\SQMClient\\Windows\\CEIPEnable",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\Setup\\OOBEInProgress",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\ControlSet001\\Control\\ComputerName\\ActiveComputerName\\ComputerName"
            ]
        },
        "first_seen": 1565938385.7656,
        "ppid": 1564
    },
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1565938385.5781,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "C:\\tfsagent\\_work\\1\\s\\build\\x64\\Release\\UIHost.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "Checks amount of memory in system, this can be used to detect virtual machines that have a low amount of memory available",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "call": {
                    "category": "system",
                    "status": 1,
                    "stacktrace": [],
                    "api": "GlobalMemoryStatusEx",
                    "return_value": 1,
                    "arguments": {},
                    "time": 1565938385.9216,
                    "tid": 2660,
                    "flags": {}
                },
                "pid": 2732,
                "type": "call",
                "cid": 78
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "antivm_memory_available"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "Attempts to identify installed AV products by installation directory",
        "severity": 3,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "file",
                "ioc": "C:\\ProgramData\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor\\1d1ab4e3cabd627f20b9eb9761658a72bf44468d4676ced2cb7d67ec105f16e0.bin\\log_000200460031001F.txt",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "antiav_detectfile"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 2,
        "families": [],
        "description": "Attempts to identify installed AV products by registry key",
        "severity": 3,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "registry",
                "ioc": "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            },
            {
                "category": "registry",
                "ioc": "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\McAfee\\WebAdvisor\\UIHost",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "antiav_detectreg"
    }
]

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": 6.2234318256378,
            "dport": 137,
            "sport": 137
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "192.168.56.255",
            "offset": 5342,
            "time": 12.224473953247,
            "dport": 138,
            "sport": 138
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 7186,
            "time": 6.183846950531,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 51001
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 7514,
            "time": 4.1616928577423,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 7842,
            "time": 6.1960999965668,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53848
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 8170,
            "time": 4.793928861618,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 8498,
            "time": 3.0661158561707,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 8826,
            "time": 4.2295069694519,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 28236,
            "time": 4.183082818985,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 36620,
            "time": 6.2549479007721,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 53598
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "58356b773d2250766cede8557ec292e2d0579ccacf41a4d33030e7f8a5394076",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "3c42ef66914a1e9a4b1e57937a3f946821e56effcc160f2c0be94ef7d591c088",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

Screenshot from the sandboxScreenshot from the sandboxScreenshot from the sandbox

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD55a3b78322316024a5d43ff6c2cf0cbfc
SHA2561d1ab4e3cabd627f20b9eb9761658a72bf44468d4676ced2cb7d67ec105f16e0

Error Messages

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

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

uihost.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.

McAfee WebAdvisor has stopped working.

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

uihost.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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