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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 0x3ab2a38f7ea9e62d176a78fb58761e24 More File Information 10/20/2014 Unsigned 7 59 224 Not Applicable
2 Status 0xabdfc692d9fe43e2ba8fe6cb5a8cb95a More File Information 10/20/2014 Unsigned 191 1202 4640 Not Applicable
3 Status 0x061cbb1058a10c0875d18caff835ae97 More File Information 10/20/2014 Unsigned 4 17 110 Not Applicable
4 Status 0x98dbb19126ffb940dfd40cc3c8706e89 More File Information 10/20/2014 Unsigned 2 14 44 Not Applicable
5 Status 0xe2fe656a79d8f4c4fd70201e7423bda0 More File Information 10/20/2014 Unsigned 6 24 66 Not Applicable
6 Status 0x95828d670cfd3b16ee188168e083c3c5 More File Information 10/20/2014 Unsigned 1 7 15 Not Applicable
7 Status 0xad8f83f16a3ce2b093b38b279b419387 More File Information 10/20/2014 Unsigned 105 647 2299 Not Applicable
8 Status 0xb66971ae89334ddf41daaad705e47723 More File Information 10/20/2014 Unsigned 1 4 4 Not Applicable
9 Status 0x09192845bf15d30a86e8ad012f232aec More File Information 10/20/2014 Unsigned 30 87 87 Not Applicable
10 Status 0xfc790dce2929cbdce9f407310c27a645 More File Information 10/20/2014 Unsigned 109 554 2164 Not Applicable
11 Status 0x1ee0ec7375527883e1cf3f17ace62685 More File Information 10/20/2014 Unsigned 2 77 516 Not Applicable
12 Status 0x4d3da009f839160678da893effa20778 More File Information 10/20/2014 Unsigned 10 98 408 Not Applicable
13 Status 0xedd0ca4335a8163a4bda8b3e29b4cb36 More File Information 10/19/2014 Unsigned 0 2 39 Not Applicable
14 Status 0x2667b412f7453b8c39197d3c550536cd More File Information 10/17/2014 Unsigned 0 8 27 Not Applicable
15 Status 0x04a142a260fa5d72b490960668c42ae1 More File Information 10/17/2014 Unsigned 0 1 4 Not Applicable
16 Status 0x45b5032cd23466294c0a381bfc6e8c65 More File Information 10/17/2014 Unsigned 0 1 1 Not Applicable
17 Status 0xc4445bd306656ade30900e6197fabed1 More File Information 10/17/2014 Unsigned 0 11 69 Not Applicable
18 Status 0x05ae2b513fa46e157e4f58f11fe0f351 More File Information 10/15/2014 Unsigned 0 2 7 Not Applicable
19 Status 0x08a8931db4d9302f9804c4dfa14596d1 More File Information 10/15/2014 Unsigned 0 2 12 Not Applicable
20 Status 0x988e31abe851e5f8babb13fcc94f43ef More File Information 10/13/2014 Unsigned 0 0 5 Not Applicable
21 Status 0x733c18a23ee25cb2cf6ef65acd8db866 More File Information 10/12/2014 Unsigned 0 0 7 Not Applicable
22 Status 0x520f221209823156e53f5022c7106bc9 More File Information 10/12/2014 Unsigned 0 0 27 Not Applicable
23 Status 0x11f23b8f92e4a99f462c000f15f96cd9 More File Information 10/4/2014 Unsigned 0 0 15 Not Applicable
24 Status 0x183fa53919638305691ed2f97eaf7072 More File Information 10/4/2014 Unsigned 0 0 6 Not Applicable
25 Status 0x0d7b6a0829874b057ff9d35f612b44f5 More File Information 10/2/2014 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
26 Status 0x81237a794334cf5eb5de08c3c3f644e1 More File Information 9/22/2014 Unsigned 0 0 4 Not Applicable
27 Status 0xd7191f1ed678dab7c09695845df4eafb More File Information 9/10/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
28 Status 0xea68b49bb7d4a64ce4902787b1de90f9 More File Information 9/9/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
29 Status 0x01c91cf7903347070c22eb37fe021e39 More File Information 8/14/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
30 Status 0xe9f96d8455fb5d640b5934a73ae25ea5 More File Information 8/4/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
31 Status 0xe740d21714af588b2c8175122d392e68 More File Information 8/3/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
32 Status 0xdf8e6abc9c182e63bff492a4f168f586 More File Information 7/7/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
33 Status 0x96679519b6125b13030bc01124029675 More File Information 6/29/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
34 Status 0xe49ec15effc9f01298093dbd7e0a31af More File Information 6/7/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
35 Status 0xddcf6ef7d6c7b072a9d6b06772d49ce6 More File Information 5/13/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
36 Status 0x948441d872d0207bd6e0dd0b71726af2 More File Information 5/8/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
37 Status 0x14b01037028409804b8d03eb32de1e27 More File Information 3/2/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
38 Status 0x337e57e4421aeb0579502793826fef09 More File Information 2/26/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
39 Status 0x658e8fec79a4ab5bfde032627b5c9667 More File Information 2/11/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
40 Status 0x9ddf953cdd693f810e9389faa6770d10 More File Information 1/16/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
41 Status 0xb467252a690961e74b8b31d55de83dd0 More File Information 12/13/2013 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
42 Status 0x2c9127bbc53dcd1ee770ec950b06cfd6 More File Information 10/31/2013 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
43 Status 0x19506a7ef40e1bff631656ec29080bd5 More File Information 10/16/2013 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
44 Status 0x9d6538dca4c222aa0fce14cdbaf13097 More File Information 10/16/2013 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
45 Status 0x16f0e2168510d961ee7fc171222dfa04 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
46 Status 0x930a81b0e7f17dec2aecb00c4c05cec5 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
47 Status 0xa0b386fcd816654f0683f48c8498fab6 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
48 Status 0xd20546e759341e70c92118eac1277370 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
49 Status 0x724919b6b25ed0b945213c8d122bcac1 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
50 Status 0x8b3119a750db3e008c5a0ce552502173 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
51 Status 0xc6afee570e032f0c79a0f6d0ea06bead More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
52 Status 0x445865fb56cecb6cdc594e07740d2bf7 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
53 Status 0xf0eaf19f1d83e765d841eddc4acfc6cc More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
54 Status 0x101fb78dcff12a79ade1f827583d5fc2 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
55 Status 0xb9474e249e8057dadcb11202cd1a9d6f More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
56 Status 0x59a92e2982fc8d9d6c3ac87fe093edf8 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
57 Status 0xc95fbc019f7d27a184c113a5d8cfa021 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
58 Status 0x3bb7c487e45c03e4edfc5d8bf522cfbb More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
59 Status 0xb487262f5ac75e395e50ffba69efe63f More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
60 Status 0x40b7402e26615a47f05af95037cbeb48 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
61 Status 0xe51333359adece00d707e5462ca1d1ad More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
62 Status 0x93cebfe048a47becec5f93debf6630b2 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
63 Status 0xbbd426ace98dc5b83d34ac21b38da44f More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
64 Status 0x008a8931db4d9302f9804c4dfa14596d More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
65 Status 0x005ae2b513fa46e157e4f58f11fe0f35 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
66 Status 0xa26761d70a1ae002c26ef68fd1add758 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
67 Status 0xbd1e46eceb00b86dc5cd5ebaaec7be9d More File Information No Data 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 0xad8f83f16a3ce2b093b38b279b419387 9/19/2014 6:22:00 PM Unknown Unknown 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 0x2667b412f7453b8c39197d3c550536cd 1/27/2012 1:43:00 AM Unknown 7.00.5730.13 (longhorn(wmbla).070711-1130) MS Hypertext App 44 KB
4 Status 0x05ae2b513fa46e157e4f58f11fe0f351 8/17/2011 4:55:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 28 KB
5 Status 0x021b1036e6a8dcf710064138d6b2f817 7/23/2011 9:08:00 PM Unknown 6.00.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) MS Hypertext App 30 KB
6 Status 0x95e7e4913891bd12ff9a58c60ea8d143 5/8/2011 2:11:00 AM Unknown 6.00.2800.1106 MS Hypertext App 24 KB
7 Status 0xb487262f5ac75e395e50ffba69efe63f 3/22/2011 4:40:00 PM Unknown 6.00.2600.0000 (xpclient.010817-1148) MS Hypertext App 23 KB
8 Status 0xc4445bd306656ade30900e6197fabed1 2/28/2011 4:25:00 PM Unknown 6.00.2900.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) MS Hypertext App 28 KB
9 Status 0x9ddf953cdd693f810e9389faa6770d10 2/25/2011 5:34:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 44 KB
10 Status 0x59a92e2982fc8d9d6c3ac87fe093edf8 1/16/2011 7:23:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 44 KB
11 Status 0xedd0ca4335a8163a4bda8b3e29b4cb36 8/21/2010 9:02:00 AM Unknown 7.00.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) MS Hypertext App 44 KB
12 Status 0x337e57e4421aeb0579502793826fef09 4/2/2010 9:03:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 28 KB
13 Status 0x571dc0562564a78a711fb5ab53df9724 1/16/2010 10:36:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 30 KB
14 Status 0x687a2b8a0cbdaed2319571773828ef6b 10/19/2009 7:34:00 AM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 43 KB
15 Status 0xddcf6ef7d6c7b072a9d6b06772d49ce6 9/30/2009 8:32:00 PM Unknown 6.00.3790.1830 (srv03_sp1_rtm.050324-1447) MS Hypertext App 30 KB
16 Status 0x61faf044f5ccf113525c6389783c3452 7/9/2009 12:56:00 AM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 46 KB
17 Status 0x968b447a8744478e01859332d4c8884a 6/26/2009 1:07:00 AM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 87 KB
18 Status 0x8c4a0dd83548adec986efc32f8ba5461 6/1/2009 6:10:00 PM Unknown 6.00.3790.0 (srv03_rtm.030324-2048) MS Hypertext App 26 KB
19 Status 0x9ed4fed7a189571e22281634dd26642d 5/22/2009 2:32:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 102 KB
20 Status 0xe51333359adece00d707e5462ca1d1ad 5/10/2009 1:28:00 AM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 28 KB
21 Status 0xe9155e37a17a632e9a937e6cd49e2651 4/29/2009 8:22:00 AM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 28 KB
22 Status 0xb162ae1b1da33e89d69aac31d3c1aa85 4/10/2009 5:21:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 63 KB
23 Status 0x3cf11319ee14ba1732e75cd75d112f14 4/4/2009 3:34:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 24 KB
24 Status 0x3514175b3285d5b4cb7e924fd8789a30 3/21/2009 10:10:00 AM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 28 KB
25 Status 0xb16eeb805b0fe541ff25778111487b67 1/10/2009 7:50:00 PM Unknown Unknown MS Hypertext App 92 KB



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