MRT.exe

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

Screenshot

MRT.exe

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 792A4FC72C80CA97C00196B4D8B27A0E
SHA1 D43D28D503A579E9E13F441E4B2B97E1F8B7AED3
SHA256 0E648156E17AEC12C15871C73966A59682B4C0562286EB764FAF2AD256AA4C22
SHA384 CED837D34CCC8EF7975B6348392E0C83D3C081DBA71F9E4C7C5FD184F65076B4744CB1E55487A3131EF2D3B14D56232C
SHA512 54BF1E32C36D7AB05B455D2908F19ABE903C5B7B37F1F6C81F8414C41CC87FD5F01BA989260D8FB4C61A57478F8717732B2ABA364F1AD74A3AE125FC491F0171
SSDEEP 3145728:AIjdsgooon1zd/A/G/j5xB/G5xdE5x65xS/W5xV5xh5xr5xT5xM5xw5xR5xb8sBr:tjd+ovT8sBr

Runtime Data

Window Title:

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Open Handles:

Path Type
(R-D) C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat File
(R-D) C:\Windows\System32\en-US\imageres.dll.mui File
(RW-) C:\Users\user\Documents File
(RW-) C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.17763.1397_none_de7645305346d5dc File
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_1252_3_2_0_0 Section
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_437_3_2_0_0 Section
\Sessions\2\Windows\Theme4283305886 Section
\Windows\Theme1956823608 Section

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\Windows\system32\MRT.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 33000002689ACC74C3B73DBA47000000000268
  • Thumbprint: 26E1ECEDA18F82CCE5EE18F25C98F1AC9C02DA16
  • 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: 5.82.17046.2
  • Product Version: 5.82.17046.2
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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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