6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 1.27%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.64%
17.0.2015.0811 26.75%
17.0.2011.0627 5.73%
17.0.2010.0530 9.55%
17.0.2006.0314 18.47%
17.0.2003.1112 35.67%
16.4.6013.0910 1.91%



Microsoft SkyDrive by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove SkyDrive.exe
Warning 4 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of SkyDrive.exe.


There are 8 versions of skydrive.exe in the wild, the latest version being 6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214). skydrive.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 326.67 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Microsoft Corporation by Microsoft Corporation. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0019% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 13.14 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 24.99 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 54 KB per minute for reads and 3.57 KB per minute for writes.

What is skydrive.exe?

SkyDrive is a file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser or their local device. It is part of the Windows Live range of online services and allows users to keep the files private, share them with contacts, or make the files public. Publicly shared files do not require a Microsoft account to access.


File name:skydrive.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Microsoft SkyDrive
Typical file path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\microsoft\skydrive\skydrive.exe
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Thursday, July 26, 2012
Expiration date:Saturday, October 26, 2013


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of skydrive.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'SkyDrive' → "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\SkyDrive.exe" /background
Scheduled tasks
  • The task 'Microsoft SkyDrive Auto Update Task-S-1-5-21-1318870350-1538431248-2977772109-1001' in the path '\Microsoft SkyDrive Auto Update Task-S-1-5-21-1318870350-1538431248-2977772109-1001'
  • The job 'Microsoft SkyDrive Auto Update Task-S-1-5-21-3203543148-2324073305-2790340789-1001' in the path '\Microsoft SkyDrive Auto Update Task-S-1-5-21-3203543148-2324073305-2790340789-1001'

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 4 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Antiy Labs AVL Trojan/Win32.Agent2 17.0.2006.0314
Antiy Labs AVL Trojan/Win32.Agent2 17.0.2010.0530
Antiy Labs AVL Trojan/Win32.Agent2 17.0.2011.0627
Antiy Labs AVL Trojan/Win32.Agent2 17.0.2015.0811

VersionsAll file variations of skydrive.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
bd17d751619c0bd51e4eac29bf622127 6f8423353f2777773b650b3ccfedd6a2291574be 623.5 KB
a9c80b3425ff31210a005573480ce123 2486b956201b052421ebb15914d85ee321339049 503 KB
d213f06ae294341f3503fd74e22e7dda aef16a50a9fc008b7ac7222073e2f1021646c810 251.11 KB
796bb5d76eb3b2637b7abc1abe9c77ee c4dccc254d68b91835d3e5587865feec73b9b5fa 251.11 KB
bd8cf1a88019acb735d0f958e0711912 d883786c64a78d8290892fa58e2ca4de9abf7a1c 251.11 KB
0d8a2c637046e578efc7f08ebe86555f ec699dffb7085363dc3236e4a57b9c001f9d9239 250.59 KB
a090f19f57deba7f82498c634ea855b7 b6b6426b3293af1a604f5e111e788d1f9373dcda 249.99 KB
0d5ece83b01acee67f97eeed185773b1 5862280405e36de3e2cfae2f24037b8715d972f2 232.96 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.66%
Windows 8 Pro 15.92%
Windows 8 14.65%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 12.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.83%
Windows 8.1 3.18%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.18%
Windows 8 Enterprise 3.18%
Windows 7 Professional 2.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 1.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium N 1.27%
Windows 8 Pro N 1.27%
Windows Server 2012 Standard Evaluation 1.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center 0.64%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 57.96% of Microsoft SkyDrive.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 25.81%
ASUS 20.65%
Dell 15.48%
Toshiba 14.19%
Sony 9.03%
Acer 3.87%
Lenovo 3.87%
Intel 2.58%
Samsung 1.94%
Alienware 1.29%
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