• File Path: C:\Windows\system32\Magnify.exe
  • Description: Microsoft Screen Magnifier


Type Hash
MD5 1B8EFE43AE616AEC6D19AFFC54183FA5
SHA1 51E6426C2CD901332F48913ABF281711F71E8FA1
SHA256 C4C643F6F8BBD577F3D108B8DFD14DD72DF32BF96A87C811F60D4240F7CA7306
SHA384 62C2151E01C32AFBD4C5865A24358F9182FCBBE5B5A4999AA614904E7E6D12561F6B1D2DB79F15F1515F9C910D435440
SHA512 6AF1129B4418F5DF1C738EE23757B20E4B714E4B19AB3D0C1CFFFB872729B631FDFA28B11B2E9360AEB44B89835853772F88CE81DD166295C7B3E88B33222151
SSDEEP 6144:gSbS7BH6ALCOX1VRJ1GdyGdTY/qbbVBDxra1xr4t9Mykz5gzNOx8XA08bAhMWUyJ:/bcBPnYdTYcfWGMtt8XOykpyk
IMP 89B08BB1E1A7820A0B6AF3CD06248264
PESHA1 FD26E8B60859D42F0F01495D99F28821F4F67E01
PE256 817FF08BF1351C2A5BF48B68061AEBFE04DFB2844D1712F64B55B6349453EAD7


  • 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: ScreenMagnifier.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: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/70
  • VirusTotal Link:

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Magnify.exe 43

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
sigma win_install_reg_debugger_backdoor.yml - '*\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\magnify.exe*' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_stickykey_like_backdoor.yml - '*\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Magnify.exe\Debugger' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_stickykey_like_backdoor.yml - '*cmd.exe Magnify.exe *' DRL 1.0
atomic-red-team * Magnifier: C:\Windows\System32\Magnify.exe MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team | parent_list | Comma separated list of system binaries to which you want to attach each #{attached_process}. Default: “osk.exe” | String | osk.exe, sethc.exe, utilman.exe, magnify.exe, narrator.exe, DisplaySwitch.exe, atbroker.exe| MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
signature-base thor_inverse_matches.yar description = “Abnormal magnify.exe (Magnifier) - typical strings not found in file” CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base thor_inverse_matches.yar $winxp = “Software\Microsoft\Magnify” wide CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base thor_inverse_matches.yar filename ==”magnify.exe” CC BY-NC 4.0

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