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What is sidebar.exe? Windows Sidebar

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

Process is Bad PC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
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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: Windows Sidebar is a long, vertical bar that is displayed on the side of your desktop. It contains mini-programs called gadgets, which offer information at a glance and provide easy access to frequently used tools. For example, you can use gadgets to display a picture slide show, view continuously updated headlines, or look up contacts. Can reduce the overall performance of your PC.

sidebar.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: 2.48%
Average CPU use for this program: null%
Average RAM for this program: null MB

Program Name MD5 Count
sidebar.exe

MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 File Info Last Seen Signed Day Week Month Threat info
1 Status 0x64a9c234d0ec8ab1a87c46c4f9bb5075 More File Information 10/21/2017 Unsigned 13 66 279 Not Applicable
2 Status 0x40cbd8db89ab1fcc9e6d56368c131efe More File Information 10/21/2017 Unsigned 5 17 28 Not Applicable
3 Status 0x9b0b4462bfc3afc40040780d6326ab8a More File Information 10/21/2017 Unsigned 53 445 1463 Not Applicable
4 Status 0xdcca4b04af87e52ef9eaa2190e06cbac More File Information 10/21/2017 Unsigned 64 585 2576 Not Applicable
5 Status 0x8ed639b723dd0e57f7721727220453db More File Information 10/21/2017 Unsigned 4 17 53 Not Applicable
6 Status 0xe3bf29ced96790cdaafa981ffddf53a3 More File Information 10/21/2017 Unsigned 349 2878 17920 Not Applicable
7 Status 0xfd278e51a7d6f52d22fce6c67e037ad6 More File Information 10/21/2017 Unsigned 2 8 52 Not Applicable
8 Status 0x582f3a0ba61d8f0d50c66b592808b6d6 More File Information 10/21/2017 Unsigned 2 18 60 Not Applicable
9 Status 0x8fc6c4ee0a2d3ebaa70fa38f99141bce More File Information 10/21/2017 Unsigned 7 21 71 Not Applicable
10 Status 0x9c5a0f070196b601d629f5ba9aa921f8 More File Information 10/21/2017 Unsigned 38 339 1309 Not Applicable
11 Status 0xea6eadf6314e43783ba8eee79f93f73c More File Information 10/21/2017 Unsigned 1 15 82 Not Applicable
12 Status 0x9e35ff7f943ae0fb89192bfe058b7fd4 More File Information 10/21/2017 Unsigned 72 595 2726 Not Applicable
13 Status 0x5213eb5405a886a9b4fed6724c392c07 More File Information 10/19/2017 Unsigned 0 8 19 Not Applicable
14 Status 0x43632977504b323f8a41bf7a9965c453 More File Information 10/13/2017 Unsigned 0 0 3 Not Applicable
15 Status 0x24ad2932719371d4511311678fe2f7cc More File Information 9/30/2017 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
16 Status 0x2ab443f193d14b58be0022fc14d3bfc9 More File Information 9/17/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
17 Status 0x81026e971aef3bdda228afa7d8052dd9 More File Information 9/4/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
18 Status 0xa1aaffe355448adef2c9f792bc07241b More File Information 9/3/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
19 Status 0x4bb00a7900cbe213c51145cfee44a285 More File Information 8/3/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
20 Status 0x7a01b55ee6ddd720cb7ce4048fbf4b3d More File Information 5/26/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
21 Status 0xa445b20d851e7925a79a4a7a089c8f28 More File Information 4/4/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
22 Status 0x3806db0aa3fed3b81df7e604eb049d6e More File Information 2/10/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
23 Status 0xfea87b8ac576b396213182d2b88dde08 More File Information 12/16/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
24 Status 0xa1e5d2ea95e4a5a5ba03b5af006897a4 More File Information 4/25/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
25 Status 0x993de5240c3a1dd7e9973576bf29682d More File Information 12/29/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
26 Status 0x8f6abde53de3928b8da80107e1576d6d More File Information 3/30/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
27 Status 0x2e154d28ddb352ea6dfac360437455db More File Information 7/20/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
28 Status 0x7f5fc8c78365cb20808095306a35feb4 More File Information 2/1/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
29 Status 0x7d1365ee1910cd8defdf1e978bd0d77b More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
30 Status 0x1c8eeb6e0553c21123abbdd9a2a5e2d4 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
31 Status 0x54d55311272b3beb240c1e4470807e10 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
32 Status 0x9eab1cfa5ec5dfae89658d07c88c5d03 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
33 Status 0x841fad4c83121707c82746cc0aba8d5a More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
34 Status 0x04271b50f0ea2bf52a8069911372316b More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
35 Status 0xfcd01cd5ec0c845bb5ef2e26a9ac6f37 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
36 Status 0xe15a4e792ae7bed78e909521de0ddb4a More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
37 Status 0x7dfa6f839bf8388668402e9bc7100b70 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
38 Status 0x009c5a0f070196b601d629f5ba9aa921 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
39 Status 0x009e35ff7f943ae0fb89192bfe058b7f More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
40 Status 0x0064a9c234d0ec8ab1a87c46c4f9bb50 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
41 Status 0x00e3bf29ced96790cdaafa981ffddf53 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
42 Status 0x65a7761fc8a9830e3b54c40de63c3b4f More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
43 Status 0xe3fb3f62e16632cdc9548670a5d44363 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
44 Status 0x696345a1b99e281b507854c9265785fb More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
45 Status 0x8c595b40d60b83517163cc4f65a8f6bb More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Ircbrute
46 Status 0xa88b32d77628531897fbddfe56ab6853 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.oq (v)
47 Status 0xc52364ff8a82db5a9a3d4101db2c8105 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
48 Status 0x84203d0a3e5d3e6aeb7a4829e8e27cfd More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
49 Status 0x1e26acdc441d7f06e3d048b68398a591 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.oq (v)
50 Status 0x096ee7573e0eff1b47c216590af2434f More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
51 Status 0xce992354781f69e7e53e7629c7f047e7 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
52 Status 0x0e8d045aa13c487f6b436f0175011c6b More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
53 Status 0xae1d434ac7c389219f70a1a88d0f182e More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
54 Status 0x49f03cbe51c069f6bce491c74fa36094 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
55 Status 0x9d07a57456d0f047f76cb2def9fff94b More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
56 Status 0xf12c282d7cfc5c9dffb89b1e74863376 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
57 Status 0x99c53407fc761fb70d0ecefba697f84b More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
58 Status 0x6b87a738875288aab30a47f28c208ae9 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
59 Status 0xf25a07d7698cea7985dbc6261282d79d More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
60 Status 0x0786ac5b5e4f3ad86d4cd2e3a4d4adec More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
61 Status 0x2329e36971491475dc947270ad77efa4 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
62 Status 0x8a551adeb0faada87d87205d346621dd More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
63 Status 0xcc3b62d4fd7aa9ca0db61431e5a18620 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
64 Status 0xadec13b9032428316287c34f2d58cd79 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
65 Status 0x732ab3d5b9e60a271462224678a58d41 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
66 Status 0xb0615a873765011d2f7f224341597c7a More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
67 Status 0x4e79a540b8a03011763b6060add56cf0 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
68 Status 0xa543dee27440052d49e027518b1f4dcf More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
69 Status 0x85eb78f9d4bb18d987a095184d9041a1 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
70 Status 0xc9d2bf72eef2b9d3b9172637bbbc2524 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
71 Status 0x05386bb0d9371717da0d31fd0dd9e76e More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
72 Status 0x04e79a540b8a03011763b6060add56cf 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 0xdcca4b04af87e52ef9eaa2190e06cbac 10/18/2017 6:35:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 0 KB
2 Status 0x9e35ff7f943ae0fb89192bfe058b7fd4 10/15/2017 7:50:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1205 KB
3 Status 0x582f3a0ba61d8f0d50c66b592808b6d6 10/13/2017 3:15:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6000.16615 (vista_gdr.071215-2230) Windows Vista Sidebar 1204 KB
4 Status 0x8ed639b723dd0e57f7721727220453db 10/11/2017 6:00:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1118 KB
5 Status 0xfd278e51a7d6f52d22fce6c67e037ad6 9/13/2017 5:56:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840) Windows Vista Sidebar 1205 KB
6 Status 0x43632977504b323f8a41bf7a9965c453 6/22/2017 11:56:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Windows Vista Sidebar 1168 KB
7 Status 0xea6eadf6314e43783ba8eee79f93f73c 3/2/2017 8:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1146 KB
8 Status 0x81026e971aef3bdda228afa7d8052dd9 3/30/2016 6:02:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1242 KB
9 Status 0xa445b20d851e7925a79a4a7a089c8f28 1/14/2015 7:43:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6001.16510 (longhorn_beta3.070417-1740) Windows Vista Sidebar 1202 KB
10 Status 0xe3167208d00a2a0f26dba36f0ff7a0ba 8/25/2012 11:14:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1269 KB
11 Status 0xfb764b15769eb77835bd399dbaa93e85 6/20/2012 11:49:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1146 KB
12 Status 0xac826a04478370ffdc49f6559656b604 2/7/2012 5:39:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6001.16659 (longhorn_rc0.070916-1443) Windows Vista Sidebar 1203 KB
13 Status 0x538de90dbfe5e7274d54d54f39f20dc8 1/24/2012 4:37:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1225 KB
14 Status 0xf25a07d7698cea7985dbc6261282d79d 1/19/2012 7:14:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1247 KB
15 Status 0x73d0df54cb0a6a6a82937ff88c63b359 1/13/2012 5:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1155 KB
16 Status 0x114df16732629b79bda1de98f0e75f50 1/9/2012 8:05:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1249 KB
17 Status 0x49f03cbe51c069f6bce491c74fa36094 1/7/2012 6:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 0 KB
MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x8f6abde53de3928b8da80107e1576d6d 11/3/2015 9:24:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1218 KB
2 Status 0x7060a5aea6d874c2e5b3741293455a9e 9/16/2011 7:49:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1205 KB
3 Status 0xd1f085852419a96916947c399eab7134 9/9/2011 4:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1195 KB
4 Status 0x0786ac5b5e4f3ad86d4cd2e3a4d4adec 8/25/2011 2:25:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Windows Vista Sidebar 1202 KB
5 Status 0x12a21876e96e0d678a276f1897be476f 8/18/2011 3:17:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1251 KB
6 Status 0xa1e5d2ea95e4a5a5ba03b5af006897a4 8/7/2011 12:51:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1154 KB
7 Status 0x8019313bc5176354a6518710b9a19c84 8/2/2011 7:53:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6001.16510 (longhorn_beta3.070417-1740) Windows Vista Sidebar 1168 KB
8 Status 0xb616bccf358a2e07a3d0313bb70a8ce2 7/31/2011 5:33:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1245 KB
9 Status 0xefdc4b07751ebb5f33d428d1c3226c09 7/30/2011 4:35:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1377 KB
10 Status 0xa1aaffe355448adef2c9f792bc07241b 7/19/2011 8:53:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1351 KB
11 Status 0xc9d2bf72eef2b9d3b9172637bbbc2524 7/15/2011 6:20:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1247 KB
12 Status 0x04271b50f0ea2bf52a8069911372316b 6/24/2011 3:36:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1146 KB
13 Status 0x993de5240c3a1dd7e9973576bf29682d 5/21/2011 6:14:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Windows Vista Sidebar 1202 KB
14 Status 0xb0615a873765011d2f7f224341597c7a 5/12/2011 1:13:00 AM Unknown 6.0.5744.16384 (vista_rtm_edw.061003-1945) Windows Vista Sidebar 1224 KB
15 Status 0x41d084b2b19446c5b66401c167cd25aa 3/17/2011 5:38:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Windows Vista Sidebar 1202 KB
16 Status 0x3a098cd81bb891fb05277af177415a95 3/5/2011 3:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1146 KB
17 Status 0x8bbf0004edcddcd0ed6b18a9b5b2b7a9 2/28/2011 11:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1138 KB
18 Status 0x85b90fbf8dbe04a33165852a2c54bf72 1/11/2011 8:28:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1204 KB
19 Status 0x2d3b408a8ae3f5284a8d2de4ca92bf8c 1/7/2011 12:08:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Windows Vista Sidebar 1224 KB
20 Status 0x0159a2c511914225f3cd790433c10a66 12/20/2010 1:47:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1146 KB
21 Status 0xbcad9247086822474430eea5d4a6940c 12/3/2010 12:04:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1221 KB
22 Status 0x732ab3d5b9e60a271462224678a58d41 12/2/2010 1:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1519 KB
23 Status 0xa6665e474ead8f8ac32fae18f5bb8a4f 11/27/2010 9:22:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1186 KB
24 Status 0x5d852df41d48103e36131befa8656ff3 10/4/2010 8:49:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1224 KB
25 Status 0x4244ccbd15e28a79d6eff04b1b73aa0f 7/23/2010 5:20:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1205 KB



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