What is Microsoft.Photos.exe?

Microsoft.Photos.exe is part of Microsoft Photos and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the Microsoft.Photos.exe version information.

Microsoft.Photos.exe's description is "Microsoft.Photos.exe"

Microsoft.Photos.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2019.19081.22010.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about Microsoft.Photos.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on Microsoft.Photos.exe:

Product nameMicrosoft Photos
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMicrosoft.Photos.exe
Internal nameMicrosoft.Photos
Original filenameMicrosoft.Photos.exe
Legal copyright©Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version2019.19081.2201000000-release2019.11
File version2019.19081.22010.00000

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

Product nameMicrosoft Photos
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMicrosoft.Photos.exe
Internal nameMicrosoft.Photos
Original filenameMicrosoft.Photos.exe
Legal copyright©Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version2019.19081.2201000000-release2019.11
File version2019.19081.22010.00000

Digital signatures [?]

Microsoft.Photos.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 70 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the Microsoft.Photos.exe file.

None of the 70 anti-virus programs detected the Microsoft.Photos.exe file.

Sandbox Report

The following information was gathered by executing the file inside Cuckoo Sandbox.


ERROR: Failed to execute process.


        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1578729186.328125,
        "ppid": 376


        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The file contains an unknown PE resource name possibly indicative of a packer",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
                "category": "resource name",
                "ioc": "NETNATIVEBUILDINFO",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_unknown_resource_name"


The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.


    "tls": [],
    "udp": [
            "src": "",
            "dst": "",
            "offset": 710,
            "time": 1.06461501121521,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
            "src": "",
            "dst": "",
            "offset": 1038,
            "time": -0.0851750373840332,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
            "src": "",
            "dst": "",
            "offset": 1366,
            "time": 1.085339069366455,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "e69a9c3361031fc474ea68cd0c81abd1b087d2b2a7b53044e79031b85c0a029c",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "e1ff86e3261a9589cf8374c4429dd7e036b353556c378c5936e8774c960d403b",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []

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Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to microsoft.photos.exe:

microsoft.photos.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

microsoft.photos.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Microsoft.Photos.exe has stopped working.

End Program - microsoft.photos.exe. This program is not responding.

microsoft.photos.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

microsoft.photos.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

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