• File Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\x64\adplus.exe
  • Description:


Type Hash
MD5 8FC2163FC15F2EC5491ED58B1C54287F
SHA1 D5F257ABC4499FC3648D7585D80030A3EB686FF5
SHA256 6262054992658CA2DD8E5A8ADB0B207B630BAA75F930AE82A88835728DB4B7C1
SHA384 34AE43669FF90A31A1D364DAD8713FE3EBB548815847AF80C8436853FF0B1333C0A50A32B28E4B1002A4853E9E23532F
SHA512 FCDBBCE53DBF003F302A7B16E98E8CE3454A21D1C9F23B855E23A54DC2F0A5ED5BDA68FA7D815AA4674815303C6B07B6DF19F711D23BD47323288D414DC51273
SSDEEP 1536:28Kjkp0ynhPotyboYSQs12eSsBYCTbqmC2zPCPXNwcZp3CWVq++FUdIP:Zr0yR/EoabBYCTb42zPCPXNRxwdP
IMP F34D5F2D4577ED6D9CEEC516C1F5A744
PESHA1 248A11517A4FA63D5456E82500B083B9B54E484F
PE256 9A5FF8FE135B09D244978779F8BE119214A72E23EC61FC0F5D5B8DB47A254DE6

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\x64\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: 0/72
  • VirusTotal Link:

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\arm\adplus.exe 91
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\arm64\adplus.exe 94
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\x86\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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