• File Path: C:\windows\system32\Narrator.exe
  • Description: Screen Reader


Type Hash
MD5 7F777F4DA64328EFF3220C96A10347C4
SHA1 81D071C234EBF001B08BB3531CA96975744A0627
SHA256 503E77D13FBDB7AC2AE4070706CEBC5AE50C141415EB0981F1B97C9264258498
SHA384 15A6FDF1AA345F6FA22D6C2A400B8D32FF15DC786D286DC134443E6E727F3BBA1DD8777F5D4F2CD505E05F5936ED1E8F
SHA512 CAB3109976E2FC1E69B399D0457DF54831D34B30E93C70C75DC2F0358FD5AF506BAD5DDF67138C2274CD280DEC928B88BC2E5F51D3D13FDB2F8FA9B2CFA988AE
SSDEEP 1536:hlMqbiWBz6SE9zx4fBxzXi4qd6N3rArBOLrrLbwM+cJ:jDiWh6f9FKi4Z+BO/fbV+O


  • Status: The file C:\windows\system32\Narrator.exe is not digitally signed. You cannot run this script on the current system. For more information about running scripts and setting execution policy, see about_Execution_Policies at
  • Serial: ``
  • Thumbprint: ``
  • Issuer:
  • Subject:

File Metadata

  • Original Filename: SR.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 6.3.9600.17415 (winblue_r4.141028-1500)
  • Product Version: 6.3.9600.17415
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\windows\SysWOW64\Narrator.exe 93

Possible Misuse

The following table contains possible examples of Narrator.exe being misused. While Narrator.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\narrator.exe*' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_narrator_feedback_persistance.yml title: Narrator's Feedback-Hub Persistence DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_narrator_feedback_persistance.yml description: Detects abusing Windows 10 Narrator's Feedback-Hub DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_stickykey_like_backdoor.yml - '*\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Narrator.exe\Debugger' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_stickykey_like_backdoor.yml - '*cmd.exe Narrator.exe *' DRL 1.0
atomic-red-team Other accessibility features exist that may also be leveraged in a similar fashion: (Citation: DEFCON2016 Sticky Keys)(Citation: Narrator Accessibility Abuse) MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team * Narrator: C:\Windows\System32\Narrator.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 narrator.exe - typical strings not found in file” CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base thor_inverse_matches.yar $win7 = “Microsoft-Windows-Narrator” wide fullword CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base thor_inverse_matches.yar $win2000 = “&About Narrator…” wide fullword CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base thor_inverse_matches.yar $winxp = “Software\Microsoft\Narrator” CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base thor_inverse_matches.yar filename == “narrator.exe” CC BY-NC 4.0

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