PresentationHost.exe

  • File Path: C:\Windows\system32\PresentationHost.exe
  • Description: Windows Presentation Foundation Host

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 EF27D65B92D89E8175E6751A57ED9D93
SHA1 7279B58E711B459434F047E9098F9131391C3778
SHA256 17D6DCFACED6873A4AC0361FF14F48313F270AC9C465E9F02B5C12B5A5274C48
SHA384 9779F95F87B421BFDE816FA47AE7ED4EC520B3D3A28899B66893A2EDD4084D5B040B83E152704D3318F2D5DB821990B0
SHA512 40F46C3A131BB0388B8A3F7AEE422936F6E2AA8D2CDA547C43C4E7979C163D06C5AA20033A5156D3EEEE5D455EEB929CBCE89BCC8BB1766CBB65D7F03DD23E2E
SSDEEP 6144:nKzlwEJfWd1o8UmCz1Jf5KNXwy3Odjp19k5KNXf:nclwEyymCR3KVwy3OdLaKV
IMP 0F05A612CA776F9A937ECDE00BDB9592
PESHA1 8D88D1300FA7F6900B4BB6CBF6BAA54AB5AB9C0E
PE256 B437E2F8A7406A36DB15FFFC00BFD6795341DC1ADBCCD2BE53C79849C19D5DA5

Runtime Data

Child Processes:

iexplore.exe

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\Windows\System32\combase.dll
C:\Windows\System32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\System32\msvcp_win.dll
C:\Windows\System32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\System32\OLEAUT32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\PresentationHost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\Windows\System32\ucrtbase.dll

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 330000023241FB59996DCC4DFF000000000232
  • Thumbprint: FF82BC38E1DA5E596DF374C53E3617F7EDA36B06
  • 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: PresentationHost.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.19041.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.19041.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/76
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/17d6dcfaced6873a4ac0361ff14f48313f270ac9c465e9f02b5c12b5a5274c48/detection

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Windows\system32\PresentationHost.exe 54
C:\windows\system32\PresentationHost.exe 60
C:\Windows\system32\PresentationHost.exe 61
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PresentationHost.exe 61
C:\windows\SysWOW64\PresentationHost.exe 61
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PresentationHost.exe 61
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\PresentationHost.exe 63
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PresentationHost.exe 61
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PresentationHost.exe 66

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
LOLBAS Presentationhost.yml Name: Presentationhost.exe  
LOLBAS Presentationhost.yml - Command: Presentationhost.exe C:\temp\Evil.xbap  
LOLBAS Presentationhost.yml - Path: C:\Windows\System32\Presentationhost.exe  
LOLBAS Presentationhost.yml - Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Presentationhost.exe  

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