backgroundTaskHost.exe

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

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 DA7063B17DBB8BBB3015351016868006
SHA1 C6E63C7AAE9C4E07E15C1717872C0C73F3D4FB09
SHA256 20330D3CA71D58F4AEB432676CB6A3D5B97005954E45132FB083E90782EFDD50
SHA384 EAB5CEFD65A29D80B5CB330DD2F6B22AD678A10984FF13F20ADCD3187DEAA1C6114CC5BA8A78534FC40620C66214853C
SHA512 16A8E5AAD8900CB2DA6D2E06258563EFF56B4022092A750C16DA50496EC490D1B761D630135CDF313C0EF96D6F30CCE09DF9EBCA0DE96E854F2F901B34FD9D1F
SSDEEP 384:s5daovOa6xo3rHy7WqGWl8hDBRJykqQ3klGs6mJJc9:semHbHypmh1PJGDc9
IMP D2ACF1CBC4A6DB14A34C687B9362D66B
PESHA1 47F5FDA44A6E0307FC3B9BBA945BA4F113B19811
PE256 FF3236DB2671E3E544CB5E38638D678AE771E2BB75B9673F75F5D89D2120DA16

Runtime Data

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\Windows\system32\backgroundTaskHost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\bcryptPrimitives.dll
C:\Windows\System32\clbcatq.dll
C:\Windows\System32\combase.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\kernel.appcore.dll
C:\Windows\System32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\System32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\System32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\Windows\System32\ucrtbase.dll

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 3300000266BD1580EFA75CD6D3000000000266
  • Thumbprint: A4341B9FD50FB9964283220A36A1EF6F6FAA7840
  • 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: backgroundTaskHost.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.19041.546 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.19041.546
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/76
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/20330d3ca71d58f4aeb432676cb6a3d5b97005954e45132fb083e90782efdd50/detection

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Windows\system32\backgroundTaskHost.exe 49

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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