• File Path: C:\windows\SysWOW64\backgroundTaskHost.exe
  • Description: Background Task Host


Type Hash
MD5 D311FB16E86E784643C63C6CDC152752
SHA1 EBBC9B12A3712321D48268077A39A76744A2A16E
SHA256 5587CEA38B44259178BBC4FC45FEDBEF86F0273BF662EEBDF397C9E58C168954
SHA384 ED65241BBBF09A4992241B1AF1AFA8772094852A03511FBEEC78CC824219412503FC7DCABC8BA71DC01E5F4B53FA3B54
SHA512 CF5BAE3252DE875A84C9EABBCDB0EC5068026C01D6878CE9D1FD4AC53D84BCC3D119221DBE56CA8FDCA48706B7CDDE063F4C0C210C5EFE87CF121DD020A6F4CB


  • Status: The file C:\windows\SysWOW64\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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