Taskmgr.exe

  • File Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Taskmgr.exe
  • Description: Task Manager

Screenshot

Taskmgr.exe

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 33FACAAB13A58251BF45E9AC958B15FA
SHA1 8A4882EE93E1F23BF9241E4BA0BF7BD67F88A364
SHA256 0AF6B3F8628E38B1551EC76277E482F8A2605B661F57C164C47ACEBB14B1A81B
SHA384 6FE8B7A4A07A85522A96D6D82152C88846CF0F1AE043F67680DB43A99E576EB61841E5C064879DC95B7F930E535F1C54
SHA512 394519BB646F9D13A60E965CBCCB17D0C700B65C2FDB86BD579D7A4390C7B213BF3EE761FD946E318336B07A568A9F636EC0C2A0C37BACD45044A7AAA9502648
SSDEEP 24576:1HfSfSSuG4ODz4JXEJNZx37nE9JDc80KXpVydVnVJ:pasmUVEJNXMDp0K5Vydt

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: Taskmgr.exe.mui
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.18362.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.18362.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
sigma win_alert_lsass_access.yml - Some Taskmgr.exe related activity DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_lsass_dump_generic.yml - '\taskmgr.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_creation_system_file.yml - '*\Taskmgr.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_creation_system_file.yml - '*\taskmgr.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_cred_dump_lsass_access.yml - '\taskmgr.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_lsass_memdump.yml description: Detects process LSASS memory dump using procdump or taskmgr based on the CallTrace pointing to dbghelp.dll or dbgcore.dll for win10 DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_lsass_memdump.yml - https://blog.menasec.net/2019/02/threat-hunting-21-procdump-or-taskmgr.html DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_taskmgr_localsystem.yml title: Taskmgr as LOCAL_SYSTEM DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_taskmgr_localsystem.yml description: Detects the creation of taskmgr.exe process in context of LOCAL_SYSTEM DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_taskmgr_localsystem.yml Image: '*\taskmgr.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_taskmgr_parent.yml title: Taskmgr as Parent DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_taskmgr_parent.yml ParentImage: '*\taskmgr.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_taskmgr_parent.yml - '*\taskmgr.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_system_exe_anomaly.yml - '*\Taskmgr.exe' DRL 1.0
signature-base crime_cn_campaign_njrat.yar $a3 = “taskkill /f /im taskmgr.exe” fullword ascii CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base gen_cn_hacktools.yar $s2 = “Kiwi Taskmgr no-gpo” fullword wide CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base thor_inverse_matches.yar description = “Anomaly rule looking for certain strings in a system file (maybe false positive on certain systems) - file taskmgr.exe” CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base thor_inverse_matches.yar $s1 = “taskmgr.chm” fullword CC BY-NC 4.0
signature-base thor_inverse_matches.yar ( filename == “taskmgr.exe” or filename == “Taskmgr.exe” ) and not 1 of ($s*) and not WINDOWS_UPDATE_BDC CC BY-NC 4.0

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