What is wsxservice.exe?

wsxservice.exe is part of WsxService and developed by Winstep Software Technologies according to the wsxservice.exe version information.

wsxservice.exe's description is "Winstep Helper Service"

wsxservice.exe is usually located in the 'c:\program files (x86)\winstep\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected wsxservice.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on wsxservice.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameWsxService
Company nameWinstep Software Technologies
File descriptionWinstep Helper Service
Internal nameWsxService
Original filenameWsxService.exe
CommentsWinstep Helper Service
Legal copyrightCopyright 2008-2018 Jorge M.R.Coelho - Winstep Software Technologies
Product version18.06.0096
File version18.06.0096

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

Product nameWsxService
Company nameWinstep Software Technologies
File descriptionWinstep Helper Service
Internal nameWsxService
Original filenameWsxService.exe
CommentsWinstep Helper Service
Legal copyrightCopyright 2008-2018 Jorge M.R.Coelho..
Product version18.06.0096
File version18.06.0096

Digital signatures [?]

wsxservice.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

1 of the 71 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the wsxservice.exe file. That's a 1% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Trapmine malicious.high.ml.score
1 of the 71 anti-virus programs detected the wsxservice.exe 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": 1575460384.328125,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[]

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": 546,
            "time": 3.063410997390747,
            "dport": 137,
            "sport": 137
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 5074,
            "time": 2.9958019256591797,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 51001
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 5402,
            "time": 1.043597936630249,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 5730,
            "time": 3.003032922744751,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53848
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 6058,
            "time": 1.5501658916473389,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 6386,
            "time": -0.09812116622924805,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 6714,
            "time": 1.563187837600708,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 15396,
            "time": 1.0655097961425781,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 19588,
            "time": 3.1095528602600098,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 53598
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "c5471ce939cfe4856e28d48ce130be5c92cca9f0103a29cca5d7669a2fb6b063",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "5c6154df8d22e8228241f5014d575a608489d2b0f7337434088b31985bcb626f",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5907ea30e94c35a6913f26b55d9a1b8e6
SHA2567dcbafcc9188995ecd7a28f9d10a55e47bb6eb4d008b45624476fbc5c136615b

Error Messages

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

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

wsxservice.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.

Winstep Helper Service has stopped working.

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

wsxservice.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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Comments

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