• File Path: C:\windows\system32\backgroundTaskHost.exe
  • Description: Background Task Host


Type Hash
MD5 2015EBDEABD2B3C4C7535290D1A34CFF
SHA1 85E7FF8562531243BA4054C8555CC10B21A5B6E1
SHA256 C0A4C60C7747EDACF18735F0BA41F2D7DEDAC813B3F4D4CE6E18F9D1E6CE746F
SHA384 CA9CDDF1E41F267D9B8F1D2EB4B98C8DEC9F060FB22CC59C0629E5076CE68E096DAA8ED436084A45305D01E1AF6E15C8
SHA512 64F45396FBD8A42A38EAEABFF7FF310FDDC48CB2F4116D8B976F79C77497D53FE6606554EB4F7EA09711448C6E5254F5FC6BB24E33FEB6FA495C37311B3995EC
SSDEEP 192:l4vXfNPm8jCQVkHW5EpYvateomzETeAOL/SQOke5WpeGWig:8f0Jz49y1TeP7OkuWMGWig


  • Status: The file C:\windows\system32\backgroundTaskHost.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: backgroundTaskHost.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.

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
sigma sysmon_abusing_azure_browser_sso.yml - BackgroundTaskHost.exe DRL 1.0

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