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What is sidebar.exe? Windows Sidebar?

Vendor:      Microsoft Corporation
Product:     Microsoft® Windows®
Vendor Website:     
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
Process is goodPC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is good.
Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: Windows Sidebar is a long, vertical bar that is displayed on the side of your desktop. It contains mini-programs called gadgets, which offer information at a glance and provide easy access to frequently used tools. For example, you can use gadgets to display a picture slide show, view continuously updated headlines, or look up contacts. Can reduce the overall performance of your PC.

sidebar.exe is a user invoked program and a normal part of PC operations. No action required.


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sidebar.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 2.48%
Average CPU use for this program: null%
Average RAM for this program: null MB


Program Name MD5 Count
sidebar.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Info Signed Day Week Month Threat info
1 Status 0x64a9c234d0ec8ab1a87c46c4f9bb5075 8/15/2018 0 0 133 Not Applicable
2 Status 0xe3bf29ced96790cdaafa981ffddf53a3 8/15/2018 0 0 11906 Not Applicable
3 Status 0xdcca4b04af87e52ef9eaa2190e06cbac 8/15/2018 0 0 2750 Not Applicable
4 Status 0x9b0b4462bfc3afc40040780d6326ab8a 8/15/2018 0 0 801 Not Applicable
5 Status 0x9c5a0f070196b601d629f5ba9aa921f8 8/15/2018 0 0 1303 Not Applicable
6 Status 0xea6eadf6314e43783ba8eee79f93f73c 8/15/2018 0 0 94 Not Applicable
7 Status 0x9e35ff7f943ae0fb89192bfe058b7fd4 8/15/2018 0 0 2403 Not Applicable
8 Status 0xfd278e51a7d6f52d22fce6c67e037ad6 8/15/2018 0 0 84 Not Applicable
9 Status 0x582f3a0ba61d8f0d50c66b592808b6d6 8/15/2018 0 0 60 Not Applicable
10 Status 0x5213eb5405a886a9b4fed6724c392c07 8/14/2018 0 0 27 Not Applicable
11 Status 0x8ed639b723dd0e57f7721727220453db 8/12/2018 0 0 13 Not Applicable
12 Status 0x24ad2932719371d4511311678fe2f7cc 8/12/2018 0 0 1 Not Applicable
13 Status 0x8fc6c4ee0a2d3ebaa70fa38f99141bce 8/11/2018 0 0 23 Not Applicable
14 Status 0x40cbd8db89ab1fcc9e6d56368c131efe 8/9/2018 0 0 5 Not Applicable
15 Status 0x4bb00a7900cbe213c51145cfee44a285 8/7/2018 0 0 1 Not Applicable
16 Status 0x0190a8c435f820e090c3b99426b180cf 8/5/2018 0 0 2 Not Applicable
17 Status 0x43632977504b323f8a41bf7a9965c453 8/3/2018 0 0 3 Not Applicable
18 Status 0x29a123dabe9b1206718be5d43680c348 7/29/2018 0 0 2 Not Applicable
19 Status 0xcc979e2f3ac838dbea0867b72934b5ac 6/19/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
20 Status 0x5931464efee7c29e013f589878b7a962 4/20/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
21 Status 0x04271b50f0ea2bf52a8069911372316b 3/22/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
22 Status 0xb12700ce462beac0c7230fa8c4022812 2/24/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
23 Status 0x1046fe0201311d38fc70eca11dd72258 2/24/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
24 Status 0x753533aff7c06b2f466ed7134d7a402e 1/25/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
25 Status 0xfea87b8ac576b396213182d2b88dde08 1/21/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
26 Status 0xf9dee14de17562c6270301e887699288 1/21/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
27 Status 0xc359300afb4e3ec5e2aed743616690cf 12/16/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
28 Status 0x535612252eabd80ac0ebe17dc4ca3fb5 11/25/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
29 Status 0x2ab443f193d14b58be0022fc14d3bfc9 11/14/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
30 Status 0xa0a39a307266ea25bd58dfae8fe70efe 10/4/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
31 Status 0x81026e971aef3bdda228afa7d8052dd9 9/4/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
32 Status 0xa1aaffe355448adef2c9f792bc07241b 9/3/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
33 Status 0x55f1c06905a60a56a89d5019634af1aa 7/3/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
34 Status 0xbec19ba1c1fae2db41b2a11afb24e8d9 6/15/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
35 Status 0x7a01b55ee6ddd720cb7ce4048fbf4b3d 5/26/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
36 Status 0xa445b20d851e7925a79a4a7a089c8f28 4/4/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
37 Status 0x3806db0aa3fed3b81df7e604eb049d6e 2/10/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
38 Status 0xf8213782fb5488996315513bf46875d0 1/22/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
39 Status 0x8772f32e077d6b1a503d2281f947aa9e 1/20/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
40 Status 0x510af26e4231fee46cd2ebda68f1c012 12/30/2016 0 0 0 Not Applicable
41 Status 0x5386bb0d9371717da0d31fd0dd9e76e0 8/6/2016 0 0 0 Not Applicable
42 Status 0xa1e5d2ea95e4a5a5ba03b5af006897a4 4/25/2016 0 0 0 Not Applicable
43 Status 0x993de5240c3a1dd7e9973576bf29682d 12/29/2015 0 0 0 Not Applicable
44 Status 0x8f6abde53de3928b8da80107e1576d6d 3/30/2015 0 0 0 Not Applicable
45 Status 0x2e154d28ddb352ea6dfac360437455db 7/20/2014 0 0 0 Not Applicable
46 Status 0x7f5fc8c78365cb20808095306a35feb4 2/1/2014 0 0 0 Not Applicable
47 Status 0xefaec16ba9e168b2bd5b2ad494f9017a No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
48 Status 0x65029f599940384069199b64d3309066 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
49 Status 0x2ceb8e57fedf5a8a6482accb2bbf74c3 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
50 Status 0x12532f213e89ad5318f37837d6bc4d45 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
51 Status 0x6dd91c12c7a3fdbe2e2a68936fb7dfb1 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
52 Status 0xbcad9247086822474430eea5d4a6940c No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
53 Status 0xa231f3083d862cad3ea0e0c322d71509 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
54 Status 0xd89402303503ae366996a3812ccbc083 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
55 Status 0x7d1365ee1910cd8defdf1e978bd0d77b No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
56 Status 0x1c8eeb6e0553c21123abbdd9a2a5e2d4 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
57 Status 0x54d55311272b3beb240c1e4470807e10 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
58 Status 0x9eab1cfa5ec5dfae89658d07c88c5d03 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
59 Status 0x841fad4c83121707c82746cc0aba8d5a No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
60 Status 0xfcd01cd5ec0c845bb5ef2e26a9ac6f37 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
61 Status 0xe15a4e792ae7bed78e909521de0ddb4a No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
62 Status 0x7dfa6f839bf8388668402e9bc7100b70 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
63 Status 0x009c5a0f070196b601d629f5ba9aa921 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
64 Status 0x009e35ff7f943ae0fb89192bfe058b7f No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
65 Status 0x0064a9c234d0ec8ab1a87c46c4f9bb50 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
66 Status 0x00e3bf29ced96790cdaafa981ffddf53 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
67 Status 0x65a7761fc8a9830e3b54c40de63c3b4f No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
68 Status 0xe3fb3f62e16632cdc9548670a5d44363 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
69 Status 0x696345a1b99e281b507854c9265785fb No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
70 Status 0xf12c282d7cfc5c9dffb89b1e74863376 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
71 Status 0x8c595b40d60b83517163cc4f65a8f6bb No Data 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Ircbrute
72 Status 0xa88b32d77628531897fbddfe56ab6853 No Data 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.oq (v)
73 Status 0xc52364ff8a82db5a9a3d4101db2c8105 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
74 Status 0x84203d0a3e5d3e6aeb7a4829e8e27cfd No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
75 Status 0x1e26acdc441d7f06e3d048b68398a591 No Data 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.oq (v)
76 Status 0x096ee7573e0eff1b47c216590af2434f No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
77 Status 0xce992354781f69e7e53e7629c7f047e7 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
78 Status 0x0e8d045aa13c487f6b436f0175011c6b No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
79 Status 0xae1d434ac7c389219f70a1a88d0f182e No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
80 Status 0x49f03cbe51c069f6bce491c74fa36094 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
81 Status 0x9d07a57456d0f047f76cb2def9fff94b No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
82 Status 0xf25a07d7698cea7985dbc6261282d79d No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
83 Status 0x0786ac5b5e4f3ad86d4cd2e3a4d4adec No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
84 Status 0x2329e36971491475dc947270ad77efa4 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
85 Status 0x8a551adeb0faada87d87205d346621dd No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
86 Status 0xcc3b62d4fd7aa9ca0db61431e5a18620 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
87 Status 0xadec13b9032428316287c34f2d58cd79 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
88 Status 0x732ab3d5b9e60a271462224678a58d41 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
89 Status 0x99c53407fc761fb70d0ecefba697f84b No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
90 Status 0x6b87a738875288aab30a47f28c208ae9 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
91 Status 0xb0615a873765011d2f7f224341597c7a No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
92 Status 0xc9d2bf72eef2b9d3b9172637bbbc2524 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
93 Status 0x4e79a540b8a03011763b6060add56cf0 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
94 Status 0xa543dee27440052d49e027518b1f4dcf No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
95 Status 0x85eb78f9d4bb18d987a095184d9041a1 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
96 Status 0x05386bb0d9371717da0d31fd0dd9e76e No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
97 Status 0x04e79a540b8a03011763b6060add56cf No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0xdcca4b04af87e52ef9eaa2190e06cbac 11/9/2018 4:50:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 0 KB
2 Status 0x8ed639b723dd0e57f7721727220453db 9/23/2018 11:07:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1118 KB
3 Status 0x9e35ff7f943ae0fb89192bfe058b7fd4 9/9/2018 7:42:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1205 KB
4 Status 0x582f3a0ba61d8f0d50c66b592808b6d6 10/13/2017 3:15:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6000.16615 (vista_gdr.071215-2230) Windows Vista Sidebar 1204 KB
5 Status 0xfd278e51a7d6f52d22fce6c67e037ad6 9/13/2017 5:56:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840) Windows Vista Sidebar 1205 KB
6 Status 0x43632977504b323f8a41bf7a9965c453 6/22/2017 11:56:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Windows Vista Sidebar 1168 KB
7 Status 0xea6eadf6314e43783ba8eee79f93f73c 3/2/2017 8:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1146 KB
8 Status 0x81026e971aef3bdda228afa7d8052dd9 3/30/2016 6:02:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1242 KB
9 Status 0xa445b20d851e7925a79a4a7a089c8f28 1/14/2015 7:43:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6001.16510 (longhorn_beta3.070417-1740) Windows Vista Sidebar 1202 KB
10 Status 0xe3167208d00a2a0f26dba36f0ff7a0ba 8/25/2012 11:14:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1269 KB
11 Status 0xfb764b15769eb77835bd399dbaa93e85 6/20/2012 11:49:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1146 KB
12 Status 0xac826a04478370ffdc49f6559656b604 2/7/2012 5:39:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6001.16659 (longhorn_rc0.070916-1443) Windows Vista Sidebar 1203 KB
13 Status 0x538de90dbfe5e7274d54d54f39f20dc8 1/24/2012 4:37:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1225 KB
14 Status 0xf25a07d7698cea7985dbc6261282d79d 1/19/2012 7:14:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1247 KB
15 Status 0x73d0df54cb0a6a6a82937ff88c63b359 1/13/2012 5:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1155 KB
16 Status 0x114df16732629b79bda1de98f0e75f50 1/9/2012 8:05:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1249 KB
17 Status 0x49f03cbe51c069f6bce491c74fa36094 1/7/2012 6:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 0 KB

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0x8f6abde53de3928b8da80107e1576d6d 11/3/2015 9:24:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1218 KB
2 Status 0x7060a5aea6d874c2e5b3741293455a9e 9/16/2011 7:49:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1205 KB
3 Status 0xd1f085852419a96916947c399eab7134 9/9/2011 4:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1195 KB
4 Status 0x0786ac5b5e4f3ad86d4cd2e3a4d4adec 8/25/2011 2:25:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Windows Vista Sidebar 1202 KB
5 Status 0x12a21876e96e0d678a276f1897be476f 8/18/2011 3:17:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1251 KB
6 Status 0xa1e5d2ea95e4a5a5ba03b5af006897a4 8/7/2011 12:51:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1154 KB
7 Status 0x8019313bc5176354a6518710b9a19c84 8/2/2011 7:53:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6001.16510 (longhorn_beta3.070417-1740) Windows Vista Sidebar 1168 KB
8 Status 0xb616bccf358a2e07a3d0313bb70a8ce2 7/31/2011 5:33:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1245 KB
9 Status 0xefdc4b07751ebb5f33d428d1c3226c09 7/30/2011 4:35:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1377 KB
10 Status 0xa1aaffe355448adef2c9f792bc07241b 7/19/2011 8:53:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1351 KB
11 Status 0xc9d2bf72eef2b9d3b9172637bbbc2524 7/15/2011 6:20:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1247 KB
12 Status 0x04271b50f0ea2bf52a8069911372316b 6/24/2011 3:36:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1146 KB
13 Status 0x993de5240c3a1dd7e9973576bf29682d 5/21/2011 6:14:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Windows Vista Sidebar 1202 KB
14 Status 0xb0615a873765011d2f7f224341597c7a 5/12/2011 1:13:00 AM Unknown 6.0.5744.16384 (vista_rtm_edw.061003-1945) Windows Vista Sidebar 1224 KB
15 Status 0x41d084b2b19446c5b66401c167cd25aa 3/17/2011 5:38:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Windows Vista Sidebar 1202 KB
16 Status 0x3a098cd81bb891fb05277af177415a95 3/5/2011 3:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1146 KB
17 Status 0x8bbf0004edcddcd0ed6b18a9b5b2b7a9 2/28/2011 11:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1138 KB
18 Status 0x85b90fbf8dbe04a33165852a2c54bf72 1/11/2011 8:28:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1204 KB
19 Status 0x2d3b408a8ae3f5284a8d2de4ca92bf8c 1/7/2011 12:08:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Windows Vista Sidebar 1224 KB
20 Status 0x0159a2c511914225f3cd790433c10a66 12/20/2010 1:47:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1146 KB
21 Status 0xbcad9247086822474430eea5d4a6940c 12/3/2010 12:04:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1221 KB
22 Status 0x732ab3d5b9e60a271462224678a58d41 12/2/2010 1:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1519 KB
23 Status 0xa6665e474ead8f8ac32fae18f5bb8a4f 11/27/2010 9:22:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1186 KB
24 Status 0x5d852df41d48103e36131befa8656ff3 10/4/2010 8:49:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1224 KB
25 Status 0x4244ccbd15e28a79d6eff04b1b73aa0f 7/23/2010 5:20:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Vista Sidebar 1205 KB


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