What is wdboot.sys?

wdboot.sys is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the wdboot.sys version information.

wdboot.sys's description is "Microsoft antimalware boot driver"

wdboot.sys is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher.

wdboot.sys is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\wd\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about wdboot.sys.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on wdboot.sys:

PropertyValue
Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMicrosoft antimalware boot driver
Internal nameWdBoot
Original filenameWdBoot.sys
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version4.12.17007.17123
File version4.12.17007.17123 (GitEnlistment(winpbld).171114-1759)

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMicrosoft antimalware boot driver
Internal nameWdBoot
Original filenameWdBoot.sys
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version4.12.17007.17123
File version4.12.17007.17123 (GitEnlistment(winp..

Digital signatures [?]

wdboot.sys has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Code Signing PCA 2010
Certificate serial number33000001b97c2438a5f70796530000000001b9

VirusTotal report

None of the 68 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the wdboot.sys file.

None of the 68 anti-virus programs detected the wdboot.sys file.

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD571e8950cf0dec853ef72eb6a67ad67ed
SHA25611db44b62fd6267b2e3a2a901ebaa9ea1bdbe09c837eb87c22d80a096e29ff95

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with wdboot.sys. 67% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 6 users.

User vote results: There were 4 votes to remove and 2 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with wdboot.sys. Only 6 users has voted so far so it does not offer a high degree of confidence.

Malware or legitimate?

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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