MsMpEng.exe

  • File Path: C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
  • Description: Antimalware Service Executable

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 CEDC4E5155D9D48F2922C21EC02419B7
SHA1 82E7FFB4E780BF16F3C42D52E2C6B0A4EF48732C
SHA256 B147CC9A14B92E224C7755D41E0453506F983E7874573F1DF79F3EBF27BED090
SHA384 2C228AF83455013F00172BDD6B3CAACC40BC85CAA37CFC81A2DCBBF4FB4B108348D08DDEC711455356EFA0937B194FC0
SHA512 9B4B23C5C8053526AAA4C85182B88E0CD8BFC8B4F09BBE264E6CD900061F10E77C339072116B6ECE87D2B6BFAC4CAE1211BC93143A766448F5913F12F9F2FFA4
SSDEEP 3072:GggdXEoTjiYxqS/Gn35KTen6tk5knppQslDt:GlZEgGYBoFVynpplDt
IMP D3CAE088864F29A1BAAAC62FAD45C882
PESHA1 D959A2A519132A5B0F59ECE03761F8FF07B94EEE
PE256 52AFDDDFF99112215DA2F99EC282948F0792753D760F9FE6D73EA6A9BEB01172

Signature

  • 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: MsMpEng.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 4.18.1807.18075 (GitEnlistment(winpbld).180719-0853)
  • Product Version: 4.18.1807.18075
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/70
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/b147cc9a14b92e224c7755d41e0453506f983e7874573f1df79f3ebf27bed090/detection/

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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