• File Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\x86\adplus.exe
  • Description:


Type Hash
MD5 1285EB619EEBCBB8DC91B8D5389EDB29
SHA1 E3DEA0839D26E2D127E485BC8A96994B8892C6E7
SHA256 67D387D2C9C4D701958D28851664DC9E93A193BA29DA0173DB2891F4D1CF1D7A
SHA384 A1095FF9DFB2BD43D02F490DB184A19108E04A198A9D69768B2CBAF722503B2D71B00BE42BE04F8C51E16F3A5C01C3C7
SHA512 C7520D2D24DF6B5942FE46BE5C3C53F7707A003EF37DE5E138A5021F79F5BB371F039617D0E936F67E0C9BF690ADEB10F7E1D9F6CB9AAA81BEEF3BF9792724C6
SSDEEP 1536:d8Kjkp0ynhPotyboYSQs1ieSs3YCTbqmC2zPCPXNwcZp3CWVq++FUnZP:qr0yR/EoaX3YCTb42zPCPXNRxweP
IMP F34D5F2D4577ED6D9CEEC516C1F5A744
PESHA1 513726D4542858B406A7FA8A7ADE4C72A1150500
PE256 CF4DB7D3AD88566F2DBA25C18AF6B06EC34D5FDFFE4A7A26D5D21822DD4816F2

Runtime Data

Usage (stdout):

Starting ADPlus
*                                                      *
* ADPLus Flash V 7.01.007 08/11/2011                   *
*                                                      *
*   For ADPlus documentation see ADPlus.doc            *
*   New command line options:                          *
*     -pmn <procname> - process monitor                *
*        waits for a process to start                  *
*     -po <procname> - optional process                *
*        won't fail if this process isn't running      *
*     -mss <LocalCachePath>                            *
*        Sets Microsoft's symbol server                *
*     -r <quantity> <interval in seconds>              *
*        Runs -hang multiple times                     *
*                                                      *
*   ADPlusManager - an additional tool to facilitate   *
*   the use of ADPlus in distributed environments like *
*   computer clusters.                                 *
*   Learn about ADPlusManager in ADPlus.doc            *
*                                                      *

ADPlus Version 7.01.007 08/11/2011

|  ADPlus Usage    |
 Command line syntax options
	ADPlus -?   or 'ADPlus -help
	    Displays this information.

	ADPlus -HelpConfig
	    Displays the built-in key-words and the
default behavior settings

	ADPlus <runmode> -o <OutputDirectory> [options]
	Run Modes:
	    -Crash    Runs ADPlus in Crash mode
	    -Hang     Runs ADPlus in Hang mode

Selecting processes to attach
	-p <PID>  Defines a Process ID to be attached
	-pn <ProcessName> Defines a process name to be attached
	-po <ProcessName> Defines an optional process name to be attached
	-pmn <ProcessName> Defines a process name to be monitored
		ADPlus will keep monitoring if a process with this name starts
		and attach
	-sc <spawning command> Defines the application and parameters to be
		   started in the debugger
		   The -sc switch, if used, must be the last one
	-iis All iis related processes will be attached
		  like inetinfo, dllhost,mtx, etc.

Symbol Path Options
-y <symbol path>   Defines the symbol path to be used
-yp <symbol path to add>   Defines an additional symbol path
-mss <local cache>   Adds Microsoft Symbol Server to the symbol path

Memory Dump Options
-FullOnFirst   Sets ADPlus to create full dumps on first chance exceptions
-MiniOnSecond  Sets ADPlus to create mini dumps on second chance exceptions
-NoDumpOnFirst Sets ADPlus to not create any dumps on first chance exceptions
-NoDumpOnSecond  Sets ADPlus to not create any dumps on second chance exceptions
-do Dump Only - changes default behavior to not include additional info, just a dump

Miscellaneous Options
-c <config file name>   Defines a configuration file to be used
-o <output directory>   Defines the directory where logs and dumps are
                         to be placed.
-r <quantity> <interval in seconds> for multiple attachments in hang mode
-dbg <debugger>  Allows you to select the debugger to be used
                    cdb, windbg or ntsd  (default is cdb)
-dp    Debuggers path
-gs    only generates the script file

-ce <custom exception code>   Defines a custom exception to be monitored
                 -ce 0x80501001

-bp <breakpoint parameters>   Sets a breakpoint
      Syntax: -bp address;optional_additional_parameters
                   -bp MyModule!MyClass::MyMethod
                   -bp MyModule!MyClass::MyMethod;MiniDump

-CTCF  Creates a full dump on CTL+C, and quits
-CTCFB  Creates a full dump on CTL+C, and breaks into the debugger
-CTCV  No special action on CTL+C, just breaks in for user interaction
-lcq  sets the last script command to Q (quit)
-lcg  sets the last script command to G (go)
-lcgn  sets the last script command to GN (go not handled)
-lcqd  sets the last script command to QD (quit and detach)
-lcv  sets the last script command to void (no command; waits for user input)
-q2  sets the return action for second chance exceptions to Q (quit)
-g2  sets the return action for second chance exceptions to GN (go not handled)

-quiet    No dialog boxes will be displayed (no more required)
-notify <destination>  Will send a message to the destination

  ADPlus -hang -iis -o c:\dumps
      Produces memory dumps of IIS and all 
      MTS/COM+ packages currently running.

  ADPlus -crash -p 1896 -o c:\dumps -mss c:\symbols
      Attaches the debugger to process with PID 1896
      and monitors it for 1st and 2nd chance access violations and uses
      Microsoft's public symbol server with c:\symbols as a local cache


  HELP and Documentation

  For more detailed information on how to use and config ADPlus please see
  the debugger's help file (debugger.chm) under Extra Tools
    However, be aware that this is a new version of ADPlus and debugger.chm
    may take some time to be updated
  Check for ADPlus.doc in the debuggers' folder
Current log content

ADPlus Engine Version: 7.01.007 08/11/2011
Command line arguments used were: 

Loaded Modules:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\x86\adplus.exe


  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 33000002CF6D2CC57CAA65A6D80000000002CF
  • Thumbprint: 1A221B3B4FEF088B17BA6704FD088DF192D9E0EF
  • Issuer: CN=Microsoft Code Signing PCA 2010, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
  • Subject: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US

File Metadata

  • Original Filename: Adplus.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.19041.1
  • Product Version: 10.0.19041.1
  • Language: Language Neutral
  • Legal Copyright: Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 32-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: Unknown

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\arm\adplus.exe 96
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\arm64\adplus.exe 91
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\x64\adplus.exe 93

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
LOLBAS Adplus.yml Name: adplus.exe  
LOLBAS Adplus.yml - Command: adplus.exe -hang -pn lsass.exe -o c:\users\mr.d0x\output\folder -quiet  
LOLBAS Adplus.yml - Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\x64\adplus.exe  
LOLBAS Adplus.yml - Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\x86\adplus.exe  

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