9.00.8112.16443 (WIN7_IE9_GDR.120227-1545) 0.39%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.13%
8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.13%
8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.13%
8.00.7264.0 (win7_rtm.090622-1900) 0.13%
8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339) 45.89%
8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339) 0.13%
8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339) 0.39%
8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339) 0.13%
8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339) 0.13%
8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339) 0.26%
8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339) 0.13%
8.00.6001.18241 (longhorn_ie8_beta2(wmbla).080822-0214) 0.13%
7.00.5730.13 (longhorn(wmbla).070711-1130) 2.35%
7.00.5730.13 (longhorn(wmbla).070711-1130) 0.13%
7.00.5730.13 (longhorn(wmbla).070711-1130) 0.13%
7.00.5730.13 (longhorn(wmbla).070711-1130) 0.13%
7.00.5730.11 (winmain(wmbla).061017-1135) 1.04%
10.00.9200.16521 (win8_gdr_soc_ie.130216-2100) 44.20%
10.00.9200.16438 (win8_gdr_soc_ie_beta.121108-2200) 3.00%
10.00.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.52%
10.00.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.13%
10.00.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.26%



Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft

Remove MSHTA.exe
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


mshta.exe has 23 known versions, the most recent one is 9.00.8112.16443 (WIN7_IE9_GDR.120227-1545). mshta.exe is run as a standard windows process in the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges. During installation the program adds a job to the Task Scheduler. The average file size is about 53.96 KB. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Windows Internet Explorer 8 from Microsoft Corporation. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0001% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 4.89 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 9.18 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 29 Bytes per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.


File name:mshta.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows® Internet Explorer
Description:Microsoft (R) HTML Application host
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\mshta.exe

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Windows® Internet Explorer.)
Microsoft Corporation
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of mshta.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Shell open commands
  • htafile
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'At9' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At9.job'
  • The task 'At8' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At8.job'
  • The job 'At7' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At7.job'
  • The task 'At6' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At6.job'
  • The job 'At5' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At5.job'
  • The task 'At4' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At4.job'
  • The job 'At3' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At3.job'
  • The task 'At24' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At24.job'
  • The job 'At23' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At23.job'
  • The task 'At22' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At22.job'
  • The job 'At21' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At21.job'
  • The task 'At20' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At20.job'
  • The job 'At2' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At2.job'
  • The task 'At19' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At19.job'
  • The job 'At18' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At18.job'
  • The task 'At17' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At17.job'
  • The job 'At16' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At16.job'
  • The task 'At15' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At15.job'
  • The job 'At14' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At14.job'
  • The task 'At13' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At13.job'
  • The job 'At12' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At12.job'
  • The task 'At11' runs in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At11.job'
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\mshta.exe'

VersionsAll file variations of mshta.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
948441d872d0207bd6e0dd0b71726af2 bf00ebd5e2f8c448451cb1b3dc6f4c6a63372df2 11.5 KB
0d7b6a0829874b057ff9d35f612b44f5 d095f9ba4e4880cecfe6a89683c09dc77e9b26ea 11.5 KB
38637984b1ca2bedc237ea025a4640d4 dbf8c0bc67a8bea759042e31914f29dd13a92dc6 65.5 KB
df8e6abc9c182e63bff492a4f168f586 14b70612063dc502cec9475e8d9dd360b0fcfb4b 49 KB
5d40a874ab3e658ab11bc806d65dae61 dabb1ec685de5f880f51f17578a1b3438e50cabe 46 KB
ad8f83f16a3ce2b093b38b279b419387 5924007afda4703e2add2c44507cfcbfa98a55b7 44.5 KB
7df35f5ea89e8f11063a19168dfbffab 8c3978f605031cc73ab48c7414ba8a7337e3cb03 102 KB
101fb78dcff12a79ade1f827583d5fc2 e653c22810033c8d4825a2e78a67309c91c91a12 92.5 KB
60a4693b0c8151c2510d1f335f9ea80f 4c4de7c192485511d8e8177d774859b530f0690b 87 KB
558c5da7f7de8c63fd3e52623dc50ef6 5d6d979f4af09ff35016c7c6d9b10569b10ea2e3 95 KB
d3637fdb2870c946c4dcc14ed42761f9 9ec50a16e0a9d460f0820a8a0409f10a9060d4d0 87 KB
347c972788a22e0f609620197a008cff bc3b635a129e33adf48e7063585328fac421fdb7 87 KB
59a92e2982fc8d9d6c3ac87fe093edf8 8a386b4a8768316e243d73752c6ab428f4be29ec 44.5 KB
2667b412f7453b8c39197d3c550536cd d0b69cb68f058c046fc90f27c3a12d7ef86af89f 44.5 KB
33acaa15af8eb120b5c9d08aabe469c5 b2a8a2a6098de703c8f6304e065b4feca183094c 95 KB
5a29a53fce422e6591ec5b131bb3b190 c462007f503b11f2023d03583f2457c09c3e85b3 87 KB
4972e5cbdb16c189dee45d326cac9f74 7a33e56b066cb75ace326d227ffa3cdea5b4981b 87 KB
08a8931db4d9302f9804c4dfa14596d1 eda18f3d7cefab389203277881e8edbf258b2f64 44.5 KB
3ab2a38f7ea9e62d176a78fb58761e24 3335c6278049e75070fd45b180e571a5bd626983 12.5 KB
bbd426ace98dc5b83d34ac21b38da44f 0acc231b0e906f5338d1bad698f5f8493aace52c 12.5 KB
a0b386fcd816654f0683f48c8498fab6 0fc26a0219d79306d154d43ae8cb615bb3828694 12 KB
16f0e2168510d961ee7fc171222dfa04 f24a17a4ec6aed8d1c4b1ce0968ece0f47dc3e05 11.5 KB
00ea07bc4196f54f71cd137cdd980f2c e4a56ea1f0ae49d7a8c99c9a636421629b360d6f 11.5 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 26.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.25%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.25%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 0.75%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.75%
Windows Developer Preview 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 38.38% of Windows® Internet Explorer.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 20.50%
ASUS 13.54%
Hewlett-Packard 13.54%
Toshiba 11.22%
Acer 10.64%
Intel 5.03%
Lenovo 5.03%
Sony 3.48%
American Megatrends 3.09%
Compaq 2.71%
Samsung 1.93%
Alienware 0.97%
Sahara 0.97%
MSI 0.77%
Medion 0.77%
NEC 0.39%
Apple 0.39%
Gateway 0.39%
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