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What is mshta.exe? MS Hypertext App

Vendor:      Microsoft
Product:     Windows
Vendor Website:     
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: mshta.exe - Hypertext application (HTA) files look much like web pages, but have the privileges of a standard Windows application. Sometimes HTA files are used to spread viruses, and some antivirus utilities such as McAfee will generate a warning any time HTA files run. Not all HTA files are viruses, though. PC Pitstop distributes some HTA "Autofix" files to perform system maintenance, for example.

mshta.exe is a user invoked program and a normal part of PC operations. No action required.

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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 0.05%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 18 MB

Program Name MD5 Count
mshta.exe

MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 File Info Last Seen Signed Day Week Month Threat info
1 Status 0xd675874af02761bb8942dae3a308bf54 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 3 973 1185 Not Applicable
2 Status 0x3fa76b67f25d84b3c2a4e8a8c0919e6e More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 142 1655 7134 Not Applicable
3 Status 0xa3871ded5ed88f59c0d1396761708f81 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 1091 54797 418024 Not Applicable
4 Status 0x3ab2a38f7ea9e62d176a78fb58761e24 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 7 40 276 Not Applicable
5 Status 0xabdfc692d9fe43e2ba8fe6cb5a8cb95a More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 5247 56618 177766 Not Applicable
6 Status 0x04a142a260fa5d72b490960668c42ae1 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 15 104 933 Not Applicable
7 Status 0x658e8fec79a4ab5bfde032627b5c9667 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 5 17 87 Not Applicable
8 Status 0x95828d670cfd3b16ee188168e083c3c5 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 84717 572736 2567813 Not Applicable
9 Status 0xe49ec15effc9f01298093dbd7e0a31af More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 18 117 601 Not Applicable
10 Status 0x45b5032cd23466294c0a381bfc6e8c65 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 23 73 492 Not Applicable
11 Status 0x0d7b6a0829874b057ff9d35f612b44f5 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 2 2 2 Not Applicable
12 Status 0x4d3da009f839160678da893effa20778 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 8 88 417 Not Applicable
13 Status 0xfc790dce2929cbdce9f407310c27a645 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 4 24 155 Not Applicable
14 Status 0x061cbb1058a10c0875d18caff835ae97 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 2 19 120 Not Applicable
15 Status 0x733c18a23ee25cb2cf6ef65acd8db866 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 2 9 21 Not Applicable
16 Status 0xad8f83f16a3ce2b093b38b279b419387 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 119 3740 11591 Not Applicable
17 Status 0xe2fe656a79d8f4c4fd70201e7423bda0 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 33 218 1473 Not Applicable
18 Status 0x2667b412f7453b8c39197d3c550536cd More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 8 40 83 Not Applicable
19 Status 0x98dbb19126ffb940dfd40cc3c8706e89 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 4 21 78 Not Applicable
20 Status 0x7b4b18f56fa1553299ff45f37ebdbe88 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 17 85 540 Not Applicable
21 Status 0xec3dd48ddb4a8223b113d2c511bca8be More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 13 13 19 Not Applicable
22 Status 0xbd568fe0bad2bbb775e7acc2a713311b More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 4 21 39 Not Applicable
23 Status 0x6073d7dc31ee9567fadac29db56e3707 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 16 82 690 Not Applicable
24 Status 0x81fe91ee083e3d4b7404205a0f65e905 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 5 92 402 Not Applicable
25 Status 0x2fbe91ebf8e0f6d7e4e289d96214f7c7 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 13 23 102 Not Applicable
26 Status 0x5d40a874ab3e658ab11bc806d65dae61 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 4 12 96 Not Applicable
27 Status 0x19c56d1b0c41b36681a14c81eedfb09d More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 2 4 9 Not Applicable
28 Status 0x407998431ec1933db0745426a08fcab0 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 4 88 276 Not Applicable
29 Status 0x523579d1c1664a5db4d4f9c743ef2c0f More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 5 246 585 Not Applicable
30 Status 0x41c096553d7029a472b5c7dfa4314029 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 2 41 495 Not Applicable
31 Status 0x71c42b5a80458ef44fc77d38bf5d96c0 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 4 134 214 Not Applicable
32 Status 0xd9df18a2a21b3c543fcad9255e6719c2 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 2 14 31 Not Applicable
33 Status 0xac38a95b288a881d40d8883b093f3398 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 2 13 38 Not Applicable
34 Status 0xadaa6e8fde7b9e2849a070a32ade9010 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 2 20 92 Not Applicable
35 Status 0x98447a7f26ee9dac6b806924d6e21c90 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 20 414 1895 Not Applicable
36 Status 0xa0f3c1f6b35c010a1801c898c13f53ac More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 9 86 379 Not Applicable
37 Status 0xf190fee13bc232acae109fc1922bf4bd More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 498 9210 154493 Not Applicable
38 Status 0x71bc4ecd64109b06942523f0d188423c More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 46 444 3061 Not Applicable
39 Status 0x1157e5a8219a8b5f5ec8486f787bbae2 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 74 857 6734 Not Applicable
40 Status 0x5ced5d5b469724d9992f5e8117ecefb5 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 217 332 1438 Not Applicable
41 Status 0xa65ae0db1daa6b07c89dcc1e21d3eb42 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 2 79 702 Not Applicable
42 Status 0x06dbee04bf1523c1f4bad78a94cff822 More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 2 145 764 Not Applicable
43 Status 0x79bf05dd5d6a2d7afdd5e37f58ec723a More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 15932 246940 1612349 Not Applicable
44 Status 0x7c94c627db30b00f70e2911bff2fd7ef More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 658 6134 57842 Not Applicable
45 Status 0x197fc97c6a843bebb445c1d9c58dcbdb More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 18636 78693 198494 Not Applicable
46 Status 0x7083239ce743fdb68dfc933b7308e80a More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 544 5513 7886 Not Applicable
47 Status 0x4733b376c7f7102479f4c213473b7e3e More File Information 5/26/2018 Unsigned 27 244 312 Not Applicable
48 Status 0x59a92e2982fc8d9d6c3ac87fe093edf8 More File Information 5/25/2018 Unsigned 0 4 24 Not Applicable
49 Status 0xf9109730f5239aea2628105a714c5b15 More File Information 5/25/2018 Unsigned 0 22 102 Not Applicable
50 Status 0xca5154df56a7c24f25f2301d92d70355 More File Information 5/25/2018 Unsigned 0 19 109 Not Applicable
51 Status 0xb53d7530178e4576a65ef3fe353db6d4 More File Information 5/25/2018 Unsigned 0 40 135 Not Applicable
52 Status 0x583f17ac5d0d8371353cfa74a3af08b4 More File Information 5/25/2018 Unsigned 0 1 1 Not Applicable
53 Status 0x2c8f3a7d66795f2f4e82ed583580dab8 More File Information 5/25/2018 Unsigned 0 154 521 Not Applicable
54 Status 0x0d2722ad27e4eb75865999c1087d5af5 More File Information 5/25/2018 Unsigned 0 54 55 Not Applicable
55 Status 0x5797294b0f9f7165b9b45b80000f2852 More File Information 5/25/2018 Unsigned 0 33 148 Not Applicable
56 Status 0x532d451de49aac021973e6bc90e0bd31 More File Information 5/25/2018 Unsigned 0 2 4 Not Applicable
57 Status 0x537167c825b9005bb6bc421b65b496bd More File Information 5/25/2018 Unsigned 0 14 16 Not Applicable
58 Status 0x95e7e4913891bd12ff9a58c60ea8d143 More File Information 5/24/2018 Unsigned 0 14 38 Not Applicable
59 Status 0x611e2aee6f3ea662c80c55ff7c3cde6b More File Information 5/24/2018 Unsigned 0 13 61 Not Applicable
60 Status 0xdba5b6f536847d5823a5e4c08df22919 More File Information 5/24/2018 Unsigned 0 12 63 Not Applicable
61 Status 0xbd1e46eceb00b86dc5cd5ebaaec7be9d More File Information 5/23/2018 Unsigned 0 3 10 Not Applicable
62 Status 0x05ae2b513fa46e157e4f58f11fe0f351 More File Information 5/23/2018 Unsigned 0 12 67 Not Applicable
63 Status 0x1168a70a5150011723b29b0aa512c897 More File Information 5/23/2018 Unsigned 0 3 36 Not Applicable
64 Status 0x04d14bb6a6bfb1d3efe53cdb78f9598f More File Information 5/23/2018 Unsigned 0 3 3 Not Applicable
65 Status 0xbc84055729b547fd180824b05dc93134 More File Information 5/23/2018 Unsigned 0 12 36 Not Applicable
66 Status 0xf849a5d68ecd319b10a42572367518ec More File Information 5/23/2018 Unsigned 0 31 313 Not Applicable
67 Status 0x03e14013cbeaece9f08ba6b05d527736 More File Information 5/22/2018 Unsigned 0 3 3 Not Applicable
68 Status 0xdc6f4b6b2316e8e6ab940f9a5eaed6d9 More File Information 5/22/2018 Unsigned 0 1 1 Not Applicable
69 Status 0xe8931c0b7f15cb1828c45d6be025e95d More File Information 5/22/2018 Unsigned 0 4 15 Not Applicable
70 Status 0x146c95b88cba8c0f58c2dd613957b45a More File Information 5/22/2018 Unsigned 0 6 6 Not Applicable
71 Status 0x9c9ab406fff45690dd2c5eb72314580a More File Information 5/22/2018 Unsigned 0 4 9 Not Applicable
72 Status 0xbfebc1650d48d0790b281bd34eaabab1 More File Information 5/21/2018 Unsigned 0 1 1 Not Applicable
73 Status 0xe2749de384f162ea24844e5809f3b1d2 More File Information 5/21/2018 Unsigned 0 2 5 Not Applicable
74 Status 0xedd0ca4335a8163a4bda8b3e29b4cb36 More File Information 5/16/2018 Unsigned 0 0 12 Not Applicable
75 Status 0x4bb8bf553cace8d40540e976ffafabfd More File Information 5/16/2018 Unsigned 0 0 13 Not Applicable
76 Status 0x6eed5698dc6e4f36a714060f98cdfed5 More File Information 5/16/2018 Unsigned 0 0 13 Not Applicable
77 Status 0xce2e2c398c430569417957251e8d8572 More File Information 5/16/2018 Unsigned 0 0 30 Not Applicable
78 Status 0xc63ba53c47b6fcf3c221267f9080a777 More File Information 5/16/2018 Unsigned 0 0 4 Not Applicable
79 Status 0x99a5e8817851b81317f3412a576311e2 More File Information 5/15/2018 Unsigned 0 0 4 Not Applicable
80 Status 0xde0269b69861cd68ec8d29ad4a01894e More File Information 5/14/2018 Unsigned 0 0 5 Not Applicable
81 Status 0xae631825ff8411923fa2c79945c1a626 More File Information 5/14/2018 Unsigned 0 0 15 Not Applicable
82 Status 0xe740d21714af588b2c8175122d392e68 More File Information 5/13/2018 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
83 Status 0xca0458998bd36b03434efe1f51245bab More File Information 5/13/2018 Unsigned 0 0 30 Not Applicable
84 Status 0xdf8e6abc9c182e63bff492a4f168f586 More File Information 5/11/2018 Unsigned 0 0 14 Not Applicable
85 Status 0x2156b4e719dfcd9c682db48ea586907d More File Information 5/9/2018 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
86 Status 0xb7244f18b1efa794685211e24c996699 More File Information 5/6/2018 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
87 Status 0x11f23b8f92e4a99f462c000f15f96cd9 More File Information 5/4/2018 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
88 Status 0x71b04b88a8d28e59d35eb1ddfcf699cb More File Information 5/4/2018 Unsigned 0 0 124 Not Applicable
89 Status 0x5edddee378b777fec55267d368cf7965 More File Information 5/3/2018 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
90 Status 0xb487262f5ac75e395e50ffba69efe63f More File Information 5/1/2018 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
91 Status 0xdfcdbb14bfd253a2f032c9bf0ab311be More File Information 5/1/2018 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
92 Status 0xfb95c4ee795477f15816eb88eb97daee More File Information 4/29/2018 Unsigned 0 0 528 Not Applicable
93 Status 0xe8465f1a69002363ce63dc17f2684877 More File Information 4/28/2018 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
94 Status 0x1ee0ec7375527883e1cf3f17ace62685 More File Information 4/27/2018 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
95 Status 0xbf8db56bf57a48cd6bd381da59e9db7f More File Information 4/24/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
96 Status 0x9b1b09743e49f4e2364c34203f843844 More File Information 4/21/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
97 Status 0x52736c122eab58f3c96cd0150386d598 More File Information 4/20/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
98 Status 0x36a4e86efe3fbf965062f6d187895758 More File Information 4/17/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
99 Status 0x43f3daf37da8a0f1ac2e9cc9cbe3e046 More File Information 4/17/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
100 Status 0x08a8931db4d9302f9804c4dfa14596d1 More File Information 4/16/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x2667b412f7453b8c39197d3c550536cd 8/7/2016 7:07:00 PM Unknown 7.00.5730.13 (longhorn(wmbla).070711-1130) MS Hypertext App 44 KB
2 Status 0x08a8931db4d9302f9804c4dfa14596d1 2/6/2012 8:20:00 PM Unknown 7.00.5730.11 (winmain(wmbla).061017-1135) MS Hypertext App 44 KB
3 Status 0x05ae2b513fa46e157e4f58f11fe0f351 8/17/2011 4:55:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 28 KB
4 Status 0x021b1036e6a8dcf710064138d6b2f817 7/23/2011 9:08:00 PM Unknown 6.00.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) MS Hypertext App 30 KB
5 Status 0x95e7e4913891bd12ff9a58c60ea8d143 5/8/2011 2:11:00 AM Unknown 6.00.2800.1106 MS Hypertext App 24 KB
6 Status 0xb487262f5ac75e395e50ffba69efe63f 3/22/2011 4:40:00 PM Unknown 6.00.2600.0000 (xpclient.010817-1148) MS Hypertext App 23 KB
7 Status 0xc4445bd306656ade30900e6197fabed1 2/28/2011 4:25:00 PM Unknown 6.00.2900.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) MS Hypertext App 28 KB
8 Status 0x9ddf953cdd693f810e9389faa6770d10 2/25/2011 5:34:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 44 KB
9 Status 0x59a92e2982fc8d9d6c3ac87fe093edf8 1/16/2011 7:23:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 44 KB
10 Status 0xedd0ca4335a8163a4bda8b3e29b4cb36 8/21/2010 9:02:00 AM Unknown 7.00.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) MS Hypertext App 44 KB
11 Status 0x337e57e4421aeb0579502793826fef09 4/2/2010 9:03:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 28 KB
12 Status 0x571dc0562564a78a711fb5ab53df9724 1/16/2010 10:36:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 30 KB
13 Status 0x687a2b8a0cbdaed2319571773828ef6b 10/19/2009 7:34:00 AM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 43 KB
14 Status 0xddcf6ef7d6c7b072a9d6b06772d49ce6 9/30/2009 8:32:00 PM Unknown 6.00.3790.1830 (srv03_sp1_rtm.050324-1447) MS Hypertext App 30 KB
15 Status 0x61faf044f5ccf113525c6389783c3452 7/9/2009 12:56:00 AM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 46 KB
16 Status 0x968b447a8744478e01859332d4c8884a 6/26/2009 1:07:00 AM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 87 KB
17 Status 0x8c4a0dd83548adec986efc32f8ba5461 6/1/2009 6:10:00 PM Unknown 6.00.3790.0 (srv03_rtm.030324-2048) MS Hypertext App 26 KB
18 Status 0x9ed4fed7a189571e22281634dd26642d 5/22/2009 2:32:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 102 KB
19 Status 0xe51333359adece00d707e5462ca1d1ad 5/10/2009 1:28:00 AM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 28 KB
20 Status 0xe9155e37a17a632e9a937e6cd49e2651 4/29/2009 8:22:00 AM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 28 KB
21 Status 0xb162ae1b1da33e89d69aac31d3c1aa85 4/10/2009 5:21:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 63 KB
22 Status 0x3cf11319ee14ba1732e75cd75d112f14 4/4/2009 3:34:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 24 KB
23 Status 0x3514175b3285d5b4cb7e924fd8789a30 3/21/2009 10:10:00 AM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 28 KB
24 Status 0xb16eeb805b0fe541ff25778111487b67 1/10/2009 7:50:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 92 KB
25 Status 0x4a09f72b447c10b5155a9574a9b43d2d 12/10/2008 2:50:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 28 KB



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