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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 0xb467252a690961e74b8b31d55de83dd0 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 1 1 1 Not Applicable
2 Status 0xfc790dce2929cbdce9f407310c27a645 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 21 99 351 Not Applicable
3 Status 0x41c096553d7029a472b5c7dfa4314029 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 4 12 12 Not Applicable
4 Status 0x523579d1c1664a5db4d4f9c743ef2c0f More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 73 73 73 Not Applicable
5 Status 0xf9109730f5239aea2628105a714c5b15 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 44 244 2164 Not Applicable
6 Status 0x7b4b18f56fa1553299ff45f37ebdbe88 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 12 6768 49900 Not Applicable
7 Status 0x03e14013cbeaece9f08ba6b05d527736 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 2 4 14 Not Applicable
8 Status 0xa3871ded5ed88f59c0d1396761708f81 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 3005 44879 218124 Not Applicable
9 Status 0x2fbe91ebf8e0f6d7e4e289d96214f7c7 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 19 8807 9004 Not Applicable
10 Status 0xb53d7530178e4576a65ef3fe353db6d4 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 6 43 126 Not Applicable
11 Status 0x1168a70a5150011723b29b0aa512c897 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 1 1 4422 Not Applicable
12 Status 0xe49ec15effc9f01298093dbd7e0a31af More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 2 4555 26746 Not Applicable
13 Status 0x36a4e86efe3fbf965062f6d187895758 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 2 2 14 Not Applicable
14 Status 0x3fa76b67f25d84b3c2a4e8a8c0919e6e More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 267 1540 9146 Not Applicable
15 Status 0xe8931c0b7f15cb1828c45d6be025e95d More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 4 4 4962 Not Applicable
16 Status 0x45b5032cd23466294c0a381bfc6e8c65 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 5 32 161 Not Applicable
17 Status 0xd675874af02761bb8942dae3a308bf54 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 2 7601 12367 Not Applicable
18 Status 0xd7191f1ed678dab7c09695845df4eafb More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 2 12 102 Not Applicable
19 Status 0x6eed5698dc6e4f36a714060f98cdfed5 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 2 31 337 Not Applicable
20 Status 0x407998431ec1933db0745426a08fcab0 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 121 29239 34413 Not Applicable
21 Status 0x95828d670cfd3b16ee188168e083c3c5 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 17129 53787 271484 Not Applicable
22 Status 0x3ab2a38f7ea9e62d176a78fb58761e24 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 4 141 569 Not Applicable
23 Status 0x98dbb19126ffb940dfd40cc3c8706e89 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 5 20 1939 Not Applicable
24 Status 0x061cbb1058a10c0875d18caff835ae97 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 12 178 8365 Not Applicable
25 Status 0xe2fe656a79d8f4c4fd70201e7423bda0 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 16 36 298 Not Applicable
26 Status 0xad8f83f16a3ce2b093b38b279b419387 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 67 346 2505 Not Applicable
27 Status 0x95e7e4913891bd12ff9a58c60ea8d143 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 3 10 23 Not Applicable
28 Status 0x658e8fec79a4ab5bfde032627b5c9667 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 815 821 35875 Not Applicable
29 Status 0x4d3da009f839160678da893effa20778 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 4 54 294 Not Applicable
30 Status 0xabdfc692d9fe43e2ba8fe6cb5a8cb95a More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 881 43934 295459 Not Applicable
31 Status 0x611e2aee6f3ea662c80c55ff7c3cde6b More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 14 2817 38597 Not Applicable
32 Status 0x1c1f8024ca6022a63b91eac959087a54 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 1 1 2 Not Applicable
33 Status 0xd4bc4ab987026c97ba0ff1b1bcda699f More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 1 1 2 Not Applicable
34 Status 0x6073d7dc31ee9567fadac29db56e3707 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 62463 455443 2189604 Not Applicable
35 Status 0x81fe91ee083e3d4b7404205a0f65e905 More File Information 7/25/2016 Unsigned 2271 30664 177744 Not Applicable
36 Status 0xae631825ff8411923fa2c79945c1a626 More File Information 7/24/2016 Unsigned 0 18 8992 Not Applicable
37 Status 0x04a142a260fa5d72b490960668c42ae1 More File Information 7/24/2016 Unsigned 0 8 3804 Not Applicable
38 Status 0x08a8931db4d9302f9804c4dfa14596d1 More File Information 7/24/2016 Unsigned 0 9 52 Not Applicable
39 Status 0xec3dd48ddb4a8223b113d2c511bca8be More File Information 7/23/2016 Unsigned 0 2 14 Not Applicable
40 Status 0x19c56d1b0c41b36681a14c81eedfb09d More File Information 7/23/2016 Unsigned 0 3 120 Not Applicable
41 Status 0x05ae2b513fa46e157e4f58f11fe0f351 More File Information 7/22/2016 Unsigned 0 5 15 Not Applicable
42 Status 0xe54bc31c69de51afddfee354947a8df3 More File Information 7/22/2016 Unsigned 0 4 16 Not Applicable
43 Status 0x5a349566461a432f4908f10f2a8aacd0 More File Information 7/22/2016 Unsigned 0 3 3 Not Applicable
44 Status 0x5bbb883b0892bd9432c7fc5902ac9101 More File Information 7/22/2016 Unsigned 0 1 1 Not Applicable
45 Status 0xfb95c4ee795477f15816eb88eb97daee More File Information 7/21/2016 Unsigned 0 4 137 Not Applicable
46 Status 0xde0269b69861cd68ec8d29ad4a01894e More File Information 7/21/2016 Unsigned 0 1139 1139 Not Applicable
47 Status 0x733c18a23ee25cb2cf6ef65acd8db866 More File Information 7/20/2016 Unsigned 0 1 7 Not Applicable
48 Status 0x1e557dd1c100326a8d6003dd6e2f0377 More File Information 7/20/2016 Unsigned 0 4 4 Not Applicable
49 Status 0x183fa53919638305691ed2f97eaf7072 More File Information 7/19/2016 Unsigned 0 2 4 Not Applicable
50 Status 0x0d7b6a0829874b057ff9d35f612b44f5 More File Information 7/18/2016 Unsigned 0 0 11 Not Applicable
51 Status 0xbd1e46eceb00b86dc5cd5ebaaec7be9d More File Information 7/17/2016 Unsigned 0 0 6 Not Applicable
52 Status 0x0bc958ef9056bdd86e9e48fa6aba3bbd More File Information 7/16/2016 Unsigned 0 0 378 Not Applicable
53 Status 0xcc16f11ea4d54cfeddbeb1eaecc09d17 More File Information 7/16/2016 Unsigned 0 0 4 Not Applicable
54 Status 0x2667b412f7453b8c39197d3c550536cd More File Information 7/16/2016 Unsigned 0 0 3 Not Applicable
55 Status 0xd5ef0b22d3553044e1fea096ed803ddf More File Information 7/15/2016 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
56 Status 0xedd0ca4335a8163a4bda8b3e29b4cb36 More File Information 7/15/2016 Unsigned 0 0 22 Not Applicable
57 Status 0x84c0530dfb5ba520b1fc48f68b3439c6 More File Information 7/13/2016 Unsigned 0 0 4602 Not Applicable
58 Status 0x5edddee378b777fec55267d368cf7965 More File Information 7/12/2016 Unsigned 0 0 7 Not Applicable
59 Status 0xb87d51b3dde6d326abe557004e91e88c More File Information 7/12/2016 Unsigned 0 0 5 Not Applicable
60 Status 0x4bb8bf553cace8d40540e976ffafabfd More File Information 7/11/2016 Unsigned 0 0 20 Not Applicable
61 Status 0x8c91cfa5af8a0ab32b6a2290b31b8c5c More File Information 7/11/2016 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
62 Status 0x01dede18396204abe19027ba9ba46a12 More File Information 7/11/2016 Unsigned 0 0 4 Not Applicable
63 Status 0x8d45045db8267bb3b86b06712fb676c3 More File Information 7/11/2016 Unsigned 0 0 4 Not Applicable
64 Status 0xd7f05e65dc9dbe4ebc8f208d63946a01 More File Information 7/10/2016 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
65 Status 0xf4c92e01bba090b36dcaf12f574987f1 More File Information 7/9/2016 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
66 Status 0x7fda358f6e0a847a3b6815384a0df81e More File Information 7/9/2016 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
67 Status 0x98c86f10b0227b2d1b7d8977483dcff6 More File Information 7/8/2016 Unsigned 0 0 2695 Not Applicable
68 Status 0x46c73a08b7138dfb441af232986b00ca More File Information 7/7/2016 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
69 Status 0xc1ba624a66ad5e06aeba758612f86536 More File Information 7/6/2016 Unsigned 0 0 10 Not Applicable
70 Status 0xdfcdbb14bfd253a2f032c9bf0ab311be More File Information 7/6/2016 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
71 Status 0xdc6f4b6b2316e8e6ab940f9a5eaed6d9 More File Information 7/6/2016 Unsigned 0 0 10 Not Applicable
72 Status 0x0b767835264346ee1f9c046843d3f3c5 More File Information 7/5/2016 Unsigned 0 0 4 Not Applicable
73 Status 0x0a31d17c32f74b9ea561ffe5c4df194c More File Information 7/4/2016 Unsigned 0 0 4 Not Applicable
74 Status 0x40f8d18e9c4b2fafca12806552b67b60 More File Information 7/1/2016 Unsigned 0 0 5 Not Applicable
75 Status 0x2156b4e719dfcd9c682db48ea586907d More File Information 7/1/2016 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
76 Status 0xbd568fe0bad2bbb775e7acc2a713311b More File Information 6/30/2016 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
77 Status 0x11f23b8f92e4a99f462c000f15f96cd9 More File Information 6/30/2016 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
78 Status 0xc4445bd306656ade30900e6197fabed1 More File Information 6/29/2016 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
79 Status 0xebf4ede78e127617776c1728a28ec4be More File Information 6/29/2016 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
80 Status 0xbfebc1650d48d0790b281bd34eaabab1 More File Information 6/28/2016 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
81 Status 0x0f41f3591283a669402869394cb95eaf More File Information 6/25/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
82 Status 0xa0338f2d9b1f3b8ffecce180b2c75fd9 More File Information 6/20/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
83 Status 0xca5154df56a7c24f25f2301d92d70355 More File Information 6/19/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
84 Status 0x573e8c80574a12922a79dd17ea9f9efb More File Information 6/19/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
85 Status 0x2f7b1832e01d98c22e9022dc21b619b8 More File Information 6/18/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
86 Status 0xa7b0fbcc8b5b3cc5a5e7d55eb5da349a More File Information 6/17/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
87 Status 0x1b2fdebe1de11aac32b5e9b03d2bcd78 More File Information 6/16/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
88 Status 0x70dd19c20344660b1d32057603a9820d More File Information 6/15/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
89 Status 0xe0a7e305205f7d1f2aca73452d76f328 More File Information 6/15/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
90 Status 0x520f221209823156e53f5022c7106bc9 More File Information 6/14/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
91 Status 0x59639a048042eb3ca43c5eb83965a4a4 More File Information 6/13/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
92 Status 0x44d8fb164a2348b3bded658381846dca More File Information 6/12/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
93 Status 0x9b1b09743e49f4e2364c34203f843844 More File Information 6/10/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
94 Status 0x1ee0ec7375527883e1cf3f17ace62685 More File Information 6/4/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
95 Status 0xdaeb2365e2d04f1248d9a2c88fb44017 More File Information 6/3/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
96 Status 0x68061960c64f65db97e55fc5cd3172ba More File Information 5/27/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
97 Status 0x59a92e2982fc8d9d6c3ac87fe093edf8 More File Information 5/27/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
98 Status 0xbe3edc1a28261f2f3b5da003da4e0ddd More File Information 5/21/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
99 Status 0x3e4c0fedff0b0118cb795ce12acb4ad3 More File Information 5/13/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
100 Status 0xa1efbe251ac6749da37a1641524a471d More File Information 5/4/2016 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 0x08a8931db4d9302f9804c4dfa14596d1 2/6/2012 8:20:00 PM Unknown 7.00.5730.11 (winmain(wmbla).061017-1135) MS Hypertext App 44 KB
2 Status 0x2667b412f7453b8c39197d3c550536cd 1/27/2012 1:43:00 AM Unknown 7.00.5730.13 (longhorn(wmbla).070711-1130) 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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