• File Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dbgcore.dll
  • Description: Windows Core Debugging Helpers


Type Hash
MD5 4A77035E26FA131A2F639CEA80E89773
SHA1 07F8E5E58D5C2A65CA250249353B42BF9C6CDB20
SHA256 C6B895F9D45F733EA753AD5E59A60213F2CE2291C8038194A809EA5D09D774A3
SHA384 9B2FF8A9B501F460F800C297B6D976A8845C3779DBE434B89E0E69E62019BD76006BAC2F86736B4E9972019B37B5F6CA
SHA512 90E4E075B29DEA4B7546B2FB2D2CDB6634DA3C628A1797049B0F22B6724C5AB451AA41B71F2E6948D9953BB75A8E675974B4B98174516C322BA34CE378A3B83B
SSDEEP 3072:qmaQASh0NdONoQOxTcdmz3QCAalrN3qnKs31pD4AlR3AqXDzePXsE:dASh0NdO3CA6Z3qKw12AlR3AqXG9
PESHA1 ECF515823A251A0B088B41735D810BC0463677F0
PE256 BA228BFC09DB6AD4DD4CB80BC449D9E3AE4AE630A61039BBF9B71408871D8545

DLL Exports:

Function Name Ordinal Type
MiniDumpWriteDump 2 Exported Function
MiniDumpReadDumpStream 1 Exported Function


  • 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: DBGCORE.DLL
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.19041.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.19041.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 32-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/67
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/c6b895f9d45f733ea753ad5e59a60213f2ce2291c8038194a809ea5d09d774a3/detection/

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\x86\dbgcore.dll 99
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\x86\srcsrv\dbgcore.dll 99

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
sigma sysmon_suspicious_dbghelp_dbgcore_load.yml title: Load of dbghelp/dbgcore DLL from Suspicious Process DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_suspicious_dbghelp_dbgcore_load.yml description: Detects the load of dbghelp/dbgcore DLL (used to make memory dumps) by suspicious processes. Tools like ProcessHacker and some attacker tradecract use MiniDumpWriteDump DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_suspicious_dbghelp_dbgcore_load.yml API found in dbghelp.dll or dbgcore.dll. As an example, SilentTrynity C2 Framework has a module that leverages this API to dump the contents of Lsass.exe and DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_suspicious_dbghelp_dbgcore_load.yml - '\dbgcore.dll' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_lsass_memdump.yml description: Detects process LSASS memory dump using procdump or taskmgr based on the CallTrace pointing to dbghelp.dll or dbgcore.dll for win10 DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_lsass_memdump.yml - '*dbgcore.dll*' DRL 1.0

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