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


Type Hash
MD5 FF2AF01E03CCD707B9DD937E49436F3F
SHA1 9BC4A22DC2E8931C21B931875A16EC8A94F5F5B0
SHA256 33FCD1363966AB6478FE5B1061FA5A401BB8BF5C0996A837E1B08FF892393EF1
SHA384 D274C665D44B43D8FFCCD3EAA5EC08E9AB4F0032F71ED08E051E8C715BD163AC142915B679F2A9DE4E14030474A74EE4
SHA512 450AA663C3BF7A772E7C5FCFD6E7748BD7ECBDEAD23873E57E1B38927B446EFB792CA5FE27CDD910F646E222C96A3A66800B870319D95D6DDFF3FA760DC4ED88
SSDEEP 12288:6jeZBV2/droHDy3hAgNEFTt8XOykpyklYx:rZB8/drojy3hAgNYTzykpykix
IMP 5A38C436F6513FD9B5358A509D9AE21A
PESHA1 1DBA70A0BF6041D7872994E9F03D48CE0E45684C
PE256 07D0CE6DBBDF9C913ADA2D5CE0D74CCD69AA43CF9BD8327A41D4FFBF702625B0


  • 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: 32-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/69
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File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Windows\system32\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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