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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
# 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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