• File Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Magnify.exe
  • Description: Microsoft Screen Magnifier


Type Hash
MD5 E7274A1C29BF277EA232150F05812E67
SHA1 542911DE4C1DA937A5D424214B508559C8864E21
SHA256 D21DFA47B574F4398BCE74D8CB3A9DC6B8077F32059358809754EE2EFCD287C9
SHA384 18EEC7A07662FD98BFD81A57EB1CC7A47FDF2268F37AABD29DB376153289AE9ABE734A63E4209AB424DD645F07349D19
SHA512 D59A957273689342E1E116031C8584121FFCD2BA2DE8121A2E2A6D059771D0AB60A7F9CD012705FCD2D214A2751255E4BE731AD0E3A8C4D3ECD39B3361264085
SSDEEP 12288:yT+EGk1h46q2OealQwHsTQrVylVzt8XB04dDuc/04dDuc/vq3r:ynGkj46qNMQElVz/4xI4x7vm


  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 33000000BCE120FDD27CC8EE930000000000BC
  • Thumbprint: E85459B23C232DB3CB94C7A56D47678F58E8E51E
  • 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: 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616)
  • Product Version: 10.0.14393.0
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\windows\system32\Magnify.exe 54
C:\Windows\system32\Magnify.exe 55
C:\windows\SysWOW64\Magnify.exe 52

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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