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Analysis Report qnJXJsqt1M.exe


General Information

Sample Name:qnJXJsqt1M.exe
Analysis ID:383820

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Antivirus / Scanner detection for submitted sample
Antivirus detection for dropped file
Detected Nanocore Rat
Found malware configuration
Malicious sample detected (through community Yara rule)
Multi AV Scanner detection for domain / URL
Multi AV Scanner detection for dropped file
Multi AV Scanner detection for submitted file
Sigma detected: Drops script at startup location
Sigma detected: NanoCore
Sigma detected: Scheduled temp file as task from temp location
Yara detected Nanocore RAT
.NET source code contains potential unpacker
Allocates memory in foreign processes
AutoIt script contains suspicious strings
Binary is likely a compiled AutoIt script file
C2 URLs / IPs found in malware configuration
Injects a PE file into a foreign processes
Tries to detect sandboxes and other dynamic analysis tools (process name or module or function)
Uses dynamic DNS services
Uses schtasks.exe or at.exe to add and modify task schedules
Writes to foreign memory regions
Antivirus or Machine Learning detection for unpacked file
Contains functionality for read data from the clipboard
Contains functionality to block mouse and keyboard input (often used to hinder debugging)
Contains functionality to call native functions
Contains functionality to check if a debugger is running (IsDebuggerPresent)
Contains functionality to check if a debugger is running (OutputDebugString,GetLastError)
Contains functionality to check if a window is minimized (may be used to check if an application is visible)
Contains functionality to communicate with device drivers
Contains functionality to dynamically determine API calls
Contains functionality to execute programs as a different user
Contains functionality to launch a process as a different user
Contains functionality to launch a program with higher privileges
Contains functionality to open a port and listen for incoming connection (possibly a backdoor)
Contains functionality to query CPU information (cpuid)
Contains functionality to read the PEB
Contains functionality to read the clipboard data
Contains functionality to retrieve information about pressed keystrokes
Contains functionality to shutdown / reboot the system
Contains functionality to simulate keystroke presses
Contains functionality to simulate mouse events
Contains functionality which may be used to detect a debugger (GetProcessHeap)
Contains long sleeps (>= 3 min)
Creates a process in suspended mode (likely to inject code)
Creates a start menu entry (Start Menu\Programs\Startup)
Detected potential crypto function
Drops PE files
Enables debug privileges
Extensive use of GetProcAddress (often used to hide API calls)
Found a high number of Window / User specific system calls (may be a loop to detect user behavior)
Found potential string decryption / allocating functions
Installs a raw input device (often for capturing keystrokes)
Internet Provider seen in connection with other malware
May sleep (evasive loops) to hinder dynamic analysis
OS version to string mapping found (often used in BOTs)
PE file contains an invalid checksum
PE file contains strange resources
Potential key logger detected (key state polling based)
Queries the volume information (name, serial number etc) of a device
Stores files to the Windows start menu directory
Uses 32bit PE files
Uses code obfuscation techniques (call, push, ret)
Yara signature match



  • System is w10x64
  • qnJXJsqt1M.exe (PID: 2764 cmdline: 'C:\Users\user\Desktop\qnJXJsqt1M.exe' MD5: E98CE8A425D942E7337ECBD309707E25)
    • MSBuild.exe (PID: 4156 cmdline: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\MSBuild.exe MD5: 88BBB7610152B48C2B3879473B17857E)
      • schtasks.exe (PID: 2164 cmdline: 'schtasks.exe' /create /f /tn 'DHCP Monitor' /xml 'C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpC4DF.tmp' MD5: 15FF7D8324231381BAD48A052F85DF04)
        • conhost.exe (PID: 496 cmdline: C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe 0xffffffff -ForceV1 MD5: EA777DEEA782E8B4D7C7C33BBF8A4496)
  • MSBuild.exe (PID: 3544 cmdline: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\MSBuild.exe 0 MD5: 88BBB7610152B48C2B3879473B17857E)
    • conhost.exe (PID: 5484 cmdline: C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe 0xffffffff -ForceV1 MD5: EA777DEEA782E8B4D7C7C33BBF8A4496)
  • znytpstdcrwsisx.exe (PID: 3192 cmdline: 'C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\hdoydskbdx\znytpstdcrwsisx.exe' MD5: 206B9BA9B804BD72DB71AEBAB5967567)
    • MSBuild.exe (PID: 5796 cmdline: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\MSBuild.exe MD5: 88BBB7610152B48C2B3879473B17857E)
  • cleanup

Malware Configuration

Threatname: NanoCore

{"Version": "", "Mutex": "2ad4e32f-c687-4329-b5e5-302ef0e0", "Group": "Default", "Domain1": "nickdns22.duckdns.org", "Domain2": "", "Port": 1896, "KeyboardLogging": "Enable", "RunOnStartup": "Disable", "RequestElevation": "Disable", "BypassUAC": "Enable", "ClearZoneIdentifier": "Disable", "ClearAccessControl": "Disable", "SetCriticalProcess": "Disable", "PreventSystemSleep": "Enable", "ActivateAwayMode": "Disable", "EnableDebugMode": "Disable", "RunDelay": 0, "ConnectDelay": 4000, "RestartDelay": 5000, "TimeoutInterval": 5000, "KeepAliveTimeout": 30000, "MutexTimeout": 5000, "LanTimeout": 2500, "WanTimeout": 8000, "BufferSize": "ffff0000", "MaxPacketSize": "0000a000", "GCThreshold": "0000a000", "UseCustomDNS": "Enable", "PrimaryDNSServer": "", "BackupDNSServer": "", "BypassUserAccountControlData": "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-16\"?>\r\n<Task version=\"1.2\" xmlns=\"http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2004/02/mit/task\">\r\n  <RegistrationInfo />\r\n  <Triggers />\r\n  <Principals>\r\n    <Principal id=\"Author\">\r\n      <LogonType>InteractiveToken</LogonType>\r\n      <RunLevel>HighestAvailable</RunLevel>\r\n    </Principal>\r\n  </Principals>\r\n  <Settings>\r\n    <MultipleInstancesPolicy>Parallel</MultipleInstancesPolicy>\r\n    <DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>false</DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>\r\n    <StopIfGoingOnBatteries>false</StopIfGoingOnBatteries>\r\n    <AllowHardTerminate>true</AllowHardTerminate>\r\n    <StartWhenAvailable>false</StartWhenAvailable>\r\n    <RunOnlyIfNetworkAvailable>false</RunOnlyIfNetworkAvailable>\r\n    <IdleSettings>\r\n      <StopOnIdleEnd>false</StopOnIdleEnd>\r\n      <RestartOnIdle>false</RestartOnIdle>\r\n    </IdleSettings>\r\n    <AllowStartOnDemand>true</AllowStartOnDemand>\r\n    <Enabled>true</Enabled>\r\n    <Hidden>false</Hidden>\r\n    <RunOnlyIfIdle>false</RunOnlyIfIdle>\r\n    <WakeToRun>false</WakeToRun>\r\n    <ExecutionTimeLimit>PT0S</ExecutionTimeLimit>\r\n    <Priority>4</Priority>\r\n  </Settings>\r\n  <Actions Context=\"Author\">\r\n    <Exec>\r\n      <Command>\"#EXECUTABLEPATH\"</Command>\r\n      <Arguments>$(Arg0)</Arguments>\r\n    </Exec>\r\n  </Actions>\r\n</Task"}

Yara Overview

Dropped Files

C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\znytpstdcrwsisx.fr.urlMethodology_Suspicious_Shortcut_Local_URLDetects local script usage for .URL persistence@itsreallynick (Nick Carr), @QW5kcmV3 (Andrew Thompson)
  • 0x14:$file: URL=file:///
  • 0x0:$url_explicit: [InternetShortcut]
dropped/znytpstdcrwsisx.fr.urlMethodology_Suspicious_Shortcut_Local_URLDetects local script usage for .URL persistence@itsreallynick (Nick Carr), @QW5kcmV3 (Andrew Thompson)
  • 0x14:$file: URL=file:///
  • 0x0:$url_explicit: [InternetShortcut]

Memory Dumps

00000000.00000003.234051628.00000000016D3000.00000004.00000001.sdmpNanocore_RAT_Gen_2Detetcs the Nanocore RATFlorian Roth
  • 0x770d5:$x1: NanoCore.ClientPluginHost
  • 0x77112:$x2: IClientNetworkHost
  • 0x7ac45:$x3: #=qjgz7ljmpp0J7FvL9dmi8ctJILdgtcbw8JYUc6GC8MeJ9B11Crfg2Djxcf0p8PZGe
00000000.00000003.234051628.00000000016D3000.00000004.00000001.sdmpJoeSecurity_NanocoreYara detected Nanocore RATJoe Security
    00000000.00000003.234051628.00000000016D3000.00000004.00000001.sdmpNanoCoreunknown Kevin Breen <kevin@techanarchy.net>
    • 0x76e3d:$a: NanoCore
    • 0x76e4d:$a: NanoCore
    • 0x77081:$a: NanoCore
    • 0x77095:$a: NanoCore
    • 0x770d5:$a: NanoCore
    • 0x76e9c:$b: ClientPlugin
    • 0x7709e:$b: ClientPlugin
    • 0x770de:$b: ClientPlugin
    • 0x76fc3:$c: ProjectData
    • 0x779ca:$d: DESCrypto
    • 0x7f396:$e: KeepAlive
    • 0x7d384:$g: LogClientMessage
    • 0x7957f:$i: get_Connected
    • 0x77d00:$j: #=q
    • 0x77d30:$j: #=q
    • 0x77d4c:$j: #=q
    • 0x77d7c:$j: #=q
    • 0x77d98:$j: #=q
    • 0x77db4:$j: #=q
    • 0x77de4:$j: #=q
    • 0x77e00:$j: #=q
    0000000B.00000003.271278827.0000000004519000.00000004.00000001.sdmpNanocore_RAT_Gen_2Detetcs the Nanocore RATFlorian Roth
    • 0xf5ed:$x1: NanoCore.ClientPluginHost
    • 0xf62a:$x2: IClientNetworkHost
    • 0x1315d:$x3: #=qjgz7ljmpp0J7FvL9dmi8ctJILdgtcbw8JYUc6GC8MeJ9B11Crfg2Djxcf0p8PZGe
    0000000B.00000003.271278827.0000000004519000.00000004.00000001.sdmpJoeSecurity_NanocoreYara detected Nanocore RATJoe Security
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      Unpacked PEs

      11.3.znytpstdcrwsisx.exe.11d0fe8.0.raw.unpackNanocore_RAT_Gen_2Detetcs the Nanocore RATFlorian Roth
      • 0x1018d:$x1: NanoCore.ClientPluginHost
      • 0x101ca:$x2: IClientNetworkHost
      • 0x13cfd:$x3: #=qjgz7ljmpp0J7FvL9dmi8ctJILdgtcbw8JYUc6GC8MeJ9B11Crfg2Djxcf0p8PZGe
      11.3.znytpstdcrwsisx.exe.11d0fe8.0.raw.unpackNanocore_RAT_Feb18_1Detects Nanocore RATFlorian Roth
      • 0xff05:$x1: NanoCore Client.exe
      • 0x1018d:$x2: NanoCore.ClientPluginHost
      • 0x117c6:$s1: PluginCommand
      • 0x117ba:$s2: FileCommand
      • 0x1266b:$s3: PipeExists
      • 0x18422:$s4: PipeCreated
      • 0x101b7:$s5: IClientLoggingHost
      11.3.znytpstdcrwsisx.exe.11d0fe8.0.raw.unpackJoeSecurity_NanocoreYara detected Nanocore RATJoe Security
        11.3.znytpstdcrwsisx.exe.11d0fe8.0.raw.unpackNanoCoreunknown Kevin Breen <kevin@techanarchy.net>
        • 0xfef5:$a: NanoCore
        • 0xff05:$a: NanoCore
        • 0x10139:$a: NanoCore
        • 0x1014d:$a: NanoCore
        • 0x1018d:$a: NanoCore
        • 0xff54:$b: ClientPlugin
        • 0x10156:$b: ClientPlugin
        • 0x10196:$b: ClientPlugin
        • 0x1007b:$c: ProjectData
        • 0x10a82:$d: DESCrypto
        • 0x1844e:$e: KeepAlive
        • 0x1643c:$g: LogClientMessage
        • 0x12637:$i: get_Connected
        • 0x10db8:$j: #=q
        • 0x10de8:$j: #=q
        • 0x10e04:$j: #=q
        • 0x10e34:$j: #=q
        • 0x10e50:$j: #=q
        • 0x10e6c:$j: #=q
        • 0x10e9c:$j: #=q
        • 0x10eb8:$j: #=q
        12.2.MSBuild.exe.400000.0.unpackNanocore_RAT_Gen_2Detetcs the Nanocore RATFlorian Roth
        • 0x1018d:$x1: NanoCore.ClientPluginHost
        • 0x101ca:$x2: IClientNetworkHost
        • 0x13cfd:$x3: #=qjgz7ljmpp0J7FvL9dmi8ctJILdgtcbw8JYUc6GC8MeJ9B11Crfg2Djxcf0p8PZGe
        Click to see the 96 entries

        Sigma Overview

        System Summary: