What is mshta.exe?
Mshta.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if mshta.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Mshta.exe file information
The process known as Microsoft® HTML Application host or ab0bb9e3b144cac60965e5440a4ee583 belongs to software Windows Internet Explorer or Microsoft Windows Operating System or MediaTickets by OIN or Yazzle by OIN or ab0bb9e3b144cac60965e5440a4ee583 by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or SWIS.
Description: Mshta.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. mshta.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 45,568 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 29,184 bytes and 7 more variants.
Mshta.exe is a Windows system file. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 7% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case of any problems with mshta.exe, you can uninstall the software Tweak UI or Security Update for Microsoft using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).
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If mshta.exe is located in the Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 458,829 bytes. The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows system file. mshta.exe seems to be a compressed file.
If mshta.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 47,104 bytes. Mshta.exe is a Windows core system file. The program has a visible window. The mshta.exe file is a Microsoft signed file.
If mshta.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 29,184 bytes.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as mshta.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mshta.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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