• File Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe
  • Description: Windows Features on Demand UX




Type Hash
MD5 0E9BE52DB9A66E19CF012D33E10E5EA7
SHA1 51296EF62A0AA10ED107D89D03F1D268B4451CCF
SHA256 CE88D88E233A9AB9B47BEA00AF705ECF49869BE78E671BD09AA4F7D5A34C9953
SHA384 CDEFA2895FA1380C3CF8FD37D450397AFDCEB8C5BCB648E845A0DB94C28EBF22EA435B1002A959D22BAED48474C9BE7E
SHA512 C4E3C7319C3536BB04312068D5C9BA89ACD0A7EC0D6C6E7EEA0F5881317FAF4FF83EF95E12C2835DEC4401353916275C600D0A6CC6F3A69C6F51808CDDFFA4A7
SSDEEP 3072:DM5ObEaznWfH22ZsuX2xKwMPTnaSrIrvD2:MoznWjZnXeKwMLnaqY
IMP C90A9B51B5004E7BF81F560D871186E8
PESHA1 D05AC06EA055F0C25E017EE3170F7EE3FAB8E76D
PE256 E094A15283B13A324333CDDADC065422790A61F80C2B135AB0B0DC2111B471CA

Runtime Data

Child Processes:


Open Handles:

Path Type
(R-D) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\Fondue.exe.mui File
(R-D) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\propsys.dll.mui File
(RW-) C:\Users\user File
(RW-) C:\Windows File
(RW-) C:\Windows\WinSxS\ File
\BaseNamedObjects__ComCatalogCache__ Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{6AF0698E-D558-4F6E-9B3C-3716689AF493}.2.ver0x0000000000000004.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{DDF571F2-BE98-426D-8288-1A9A39C3FDA2}.2.ver0x0000000000000004.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches* Section
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_1252_3_2_0_0 Section
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_437_3_2_0_0 Section
\BaseNamedObjects\windows_shell_global_counters Section
\RPC Control\DSECDA4 Section
\Sessions\2\BaseNamedObjects\UrlZonesSM_Administrator Section
\Sessions\2\BaseNamedObjects\windows_shell_global_counters Section

Loaded Modules:



  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 33000001C422B2F79B793DACB20000000001C4
  • Thumbprint: AE9C1AE54763822EEC42474983D8B635116C8452
  • Issuer: CN=Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
  • Subject: CN=Microsoft Windows, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US

File Metadata

  • Original Filename: Fondue.EXE.MUI
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.17763.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.17763.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 32-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/70
  • VirusTotal Link:

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Windows\system32\Fondue.exe 85
C:\windows\system32\Fondue.exe 93
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Fondue.exe 83
C:\Windows\system32\Fondue.exe 86
C:\Windows\system32\Fondue.exe 91
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 85
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 90
C:\WINDOWS\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 88
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 88
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 90
C:\windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 83
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 88
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 90

Additional Info*

*The information below is copied from MicrosoftDocs, which is maintained by Microsoft. Available under CC BY 4.0 license.


Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Enables Windows optional features by downloading required files from Windows Update or another source specified by Group Policy. The manifest file for the feature must already be installed in your Windows image.


fondue.exe /enable-feature:<feature_name> [/caller-name:<program_name>] [/hide-ux:{all | rebootrequest}]


Parameter Description
/enable-feature:<feature_name> Specifies the name of the Windows optional feature you want to enable. You can only enable one feature per command line. To enable multiple features, use fondue.exe for each feature.
/caller-name:<program_name> Specifies the program or process name when you call fondue.exe from a script or batch file. You can use this option to add the program name to the SQM report if there is an error.
/hide-ux:{all | rebootrequest} Use all to hide all messages to the user including progress and permission requests to access Windows Update. If permission is required, the operation will fail.<p>Use rebootrequest to only hide user messages asking for permission to reboot the computer. Use this option if you have a script that controls reboot requests.


To enable Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8, type:

fondue.exe /enable-feature:NETFX4

To enable Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8, add the program name to the SQM report, and not display messages to the user, type:

fondue.exe /enable-feature:NETFX4 /caller-name:Admin.bat /hide-ux:all

Additional References

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