MsMpEng.exe

  • File Path: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Platform\4.18.2008.9-0\MsMpEng.exe
  • Description: Antimalware Service Executable

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 134CAD0C9C405F644C7592701EE695A1
SHA1 9D014808CBA7A33B6FA58576734B1074D2301260
SHA256 98F2679F37260CDDBCE40CEFDC2A6F26450B1DD1271F2F43311D61A4A8229C96
SHA384 B84E85BE5D2F1ED5584C470ABE6260858FC67BE5F723713B57646392DF7E715AC8FAE066024258EC13D78A49C993CF7E
SHA512 7B2F5C72521047628C48C00D8B2AB46B657F0815288248A008180DA2967590B81FEFFB2547DC8C3A18FC2F2E127901016A666D7350F9B2D7CF17B37DB737843F
SSDEEP 3072:l9vYfT+Tb7MJx/iB+5KTeEr8kHhlqCwRF:lhYb+TbOo4+phPQ
IMP 2DFE2B101E95D9803D7B3F7C3C2C42BE
PESHA1 72A65AE6E168471B5934509A67D0411D39AAA6D7
PE256 A671B51F49239EDB0A645F30B5036FD23D4D809237820576D5BAD6B0F49944EB

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 330000024A0E8AFDF15C662D2B00000000024A
  • Thumbprint: 96384A7F5F1C438F32E2454697DC6D312A74517B
  • Issuer: CN=Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
  • Subject: CN=Microsoft Windows Publisher, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US

File Metadata

  • Original Filename: MsMpEng.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 4.18.2008.9 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 4.18.2008.9
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/68
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/98f2679f37260cddbce40cefdc2a6f26450b1dd1271f2f43311d61a4a8229c96/detection/

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Platform\4.18.2009.7-0\MsMpEng.exe 77

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
sigma win_susp_msmpeng_crash.yml - '*MsMpEng.exe*' DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_msmpeng_crash.yml - MsMpEng.exe can crash when C:\ is full DRL 1.0
sigma win_plugx_susp_exe_locations.yml Image: '*\MsMpEng.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_proc_wrong_parent.yml - '*\Windows Defender\\*\MsMpEng.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_svchost.yml - '*\MsMpEng.exe' DRL 1.0
signature-base apt_op_cloudhopper.yar $s1 = “MsMpEng.exe” fullword ascii CC BY-NC 4.0
stockpile 1258b063-27d6-489b-a677-4807faacf868.yml "msmpeng", Apache-2.0

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