Windows 10: Microsoft.Photos.exe Virus?

  1.    08 Oct 2015 #1

    Microsoft.Photos.exe Virus?


    When having a look at what's running on my system with Comodo KillSwitch, there's an "FLS.Unknown" process running under svchost.exe called Microsoft.Photos.exe. I scanned it with VirusTotal and the results say it's clean. But when I try to run the file, I get this "Windows protected your PC" message:

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    What could be going on here?
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    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       08 Oct 2015 #2

    Research for the most part shows it to be a legit program, although some sites claim it to be a virus.

    Malware scan of Microsoft.Photos.exe (Microsoft Photos) af98dcefe255c28f00ea976bbefbd4665ff7781e - herdProtect


    microsoft.photos.exe user reviews and ratings - Windows executable

    Have you run any scanners such as Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner & if so, what were the results?

    If the scans come up clean then if you don't use it, you may want to consider deleting it.
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