howcodecopen.exe

Howcodec

HOW SOFT

The application howcodecopen.exe by HOW SOFT has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It is set to automatically start when a user logs into Windows via the current user run registry key under the display name ‘howcodecopen’.
Publisher:
howsoft  (signed by HOW SOFT)

Product:
Howcodec

Version:
1.0.0.1

MD5:
203479db49f1416e35f9ba724d162313

SHA-1:
7fde3357ecea5575ce17ca95f7dcfbebaa3b6d5f

SHA-256:
932580a15ba7c20c5e3fc60e2f25ed3a7461ec76e9a542c5c2f75fded4f42461

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

Analysis date:
10/24/2017 5:06:36 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Hue Communication.HOWSOFT (M)
16.6.11.2

File size:
333.6 KB (341,616 bytes)

Product version:
1.0.0.1

Copyright:
howsoft

Original file name:
Howcodec.exe

File type:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)

Common path:
C:\Program Files\howcodec\howcodecopen.exe

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
12/16/2010 9:00:00 AM

Valid to:
12/17/2011 8:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=HOW SOFT, O=HOW SOFT, L=Guro-gu, S=SEOUL, C=KR

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
3B9817FBE154B0346689E1852F9704A7

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
12/14/2011 5:42:16 PM

OS version:
4.0

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows GUI

Linker version:
2.25

CTPH (ssdeep):
6144:7I3nQGqRiBGko9ivXcYa+6RAePRSzrHHxRY9M5S9r+FAUrCQb9kQVqSz57tY/B3I:7I3GRKGko4vMNbfpYxREMbrP3VqUOWOm

Entry address:
0xF1DF0

Entry point:
60, BE, 00, 30, 4A, 00, 8D, BE, 00, E0, F5, FF, C7, 87, 90, 67, 0B, 00, 49, 63, B3, 84, 57, 83, CD, FF, EB, 0E, 90, 90, 90, 90, 8A, 06, 46, 88, 07, 47, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, ED, B8, 01, 00, 00, 00, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, 01, DB, 73, 0B, 75, 28, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 72, 1F, 48, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C0, EB, D4, 01, DB, 75, 07, 8B, 1E, 83, EE, FC, 11, DB, 11, C9, EB, 52, 31, C9, 83, E8, 03, 72, 11, C1, E0, 08, 8A, 06, 46...
 
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Entropy:
7.8774

Packer / compiler:
UPX v0.89.6 - v1.02 / v1.05 -v1.22 (Delphi) stub

Code size:
316 KB (323,584 bytes)

Startup File (User Run)
Registry location:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Name:
howcodecopen

Command:
C:\Program Files\howcodec\howcodecopen.exe


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