MRT.exe

  • File Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\MRT.exe
  • Description: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Screenshot

MRT.exe

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 68E0F8F82B7EFFC1081B3FBED8FB0F39
SHA1 729398C5CE1CC00E94C5C0D105B66428FCBB54B9
SHA256 27CB2F21EB3F4EF1CC44E58CBECABA81ADB91CBE6E39B86C3C6599F05DB3C659
SHA384 C282EC48BAABB92EA31D4A38F82BE924868297498C65B5C47FB50D56483C9B3BC9695D17E4FED32DA13986F60428AE3B
SHA512 001508A829320E507336C4C512E1B28C3AFE51C0211531C5B9726BF7551B673D01A9DB3AF4FE2677CD050582CF9E26617D0E06AD9CFEBFAE1A966FF184FB61E8
SSDEEP ``
IMP 05D7D27EC48BB0EEDC2DFD4AB9610950
PESHA1 7A573A5CD9CAE76FA65F1A911FAE7BDB1B04D292
PE256 181E69B982C498AF406A70F4EAB7C9F71E4AA0A1609E45F7ABE1F5DF15687228

Runtime Data

Window Title:

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Open Handles:

Path Type
(R-D) C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat File
(R-D) C:\Windows\SystemResources\imageres.dll.mun File
(RW-) C:\Windows\System32 File
(RW-) C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.22000.120_none_9d947278b86cc467 File
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{6AF0698E-D558-4F6E-9B3C-3716689AF493}.2.ver0x0000000000000001.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{DDF571F2-BE98-426D-8288-1A9A39C3FDA2}.2.ver0x0000000000000001.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*cversions.2.ro Section
\Sessions\2\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_1252_3_2_0_0 Section
\Sessions\2\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_437_3_2_0_0 Section
\Sessions\2\Windows\Theme1077709572 Section
\Windows\Theme3461253685 Section

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GDI32.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MRT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msvcrt.dll
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sechost.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\USER32.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\win32u.dll

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 33000002DD8770F52ABEFDE3430000000002DD
  • Thumbprint: 03BA55C2D33043729461269EB3A9B5D3AC83DECD
  • 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: mrt.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 5.94.18626.1
  • Product Version: 5.94.18626.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/73
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/27cb2f21eb3f4ef1cc44e58cbecaba81adb91cbe6e39b86c3c6599f05db3c659/detection

Possible Misuse

The following table contains possible examples of MRT.exe being misused. While MRT.exe is not inherently malicious, its legitimate functionality can be abused for malicious purposes.

Source Source File Example License
sigma win_susp_svchost.yml - '\Mrt.exe' DRL 1.0
signature-base crime_fireball.yar $x1 = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MRT.exe” fullword wide CC BY-NC 4.0

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