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What is sidebar.exe? Windows Sidebar?

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

Process is Bad PC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
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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 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0xdcca4b04af87e52ef9eaa2190e06cbac 9/7/2019 10:17:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 0 KB
2 Status 0x8ed639b723dd0e57f7721727220453db 4/27/2019 12:27:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Sidebar 1118 KB
3 Status 0x9e35ff7f943ae0fb89192bfe058b7fd4 2/10/2019 9:20:00 PM 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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