What is microsoft.photos.exe? 5 ways to see if it’s safe.

What is microsoft.photos.exe?

microsoft.photos.exe is Microsoft’s photos app that’s integrated with Microsoft Onedrive. You can store all your photos safely with Microsoft and share them with others. This app is useful if you want to store all your photos in one safe place that’s backed up regularly by Microsoft itself.

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Publisher: Unsigned… strangely enough.

microsoft.photos.exe stands for Microsoft Photos. Surprised?

What does microsoft.photos.exe do?

Organizes and backs up your photos on Windows.

Is microsoft.photos.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if microsoft.photos.exe is safe or malware.

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Why does microsoft.photos.exe access the network?

While investigating microsoft.photos.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connects to servers controlled by Microsoft at e-0009.e-msedge.net. We think these are the servers that Microsoft uses to back up your photos. If you don’t plan to use this app we found there are no issues with blocking it using GlassWire’s firewall.

App All apps 400 KB/s microsoft.photos.exe e-0009.e-msedge.net 24.3 KB 65.2 KB 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31 Jul 1 Aug 24 Hours Week Month 3 Hours 5 Minutes All Apps Traffic Graph Usage Things Firewall Alerts GlassWire microsoft.photos.exe GlassWire Control S… Host Process for Wi… 642.9 KB 386.6 KB 129.4 KB 48.4 KB 90.1 KB 21 KB 727 B 30 KB Windows Explorer 31.3 KB 6.7 KB Background Task H… Spooler SubSystem… Device Association F… 24.7 KB 48.4 KB 6.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB Download/Upload H… System 48.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB

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