mshta.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if mshta.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to purchase a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your system against potential security problems.
This application is normally stored in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mshta.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is e2fe656a79d8f4c4fd70201e7423bda0.
This application is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.
This executable uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. For this, Internet communications are required.
mshta.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This program runs in 32-bit mode. It does not benefit of the entire set of features of nowadays' PC chips. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description written in the exe is Microsoft (R) HTML Application host.
File version extracted from the file 8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255).
Producer Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
mshta.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't work in some kind of invisible mode. Its operation is clearly displayed to you.
The digital signature is missing from this program. The publisher did not sign it. This is usually bad.
It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.