"PresentationFontCache.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "PresentationFontCache.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "PresentationFontCache.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "PresentationFontCache.exe" process?

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A

"PresentationFontCache.exe" process represents the "Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0" service.

"PresentationFontCache.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "services" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         PresentationFontCache

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "PresentationFontCache.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
PresentationFontCach     16,484 K   PresentationFontCache.exe

Additional information about "PresentationFontCache.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe

Programe file information:
   Name: PresentationFontCache.exe
   Location: C:\windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
   Description: PresentationFontCache.exe
   Version: 3.0.6920.5011 built by: Win7SP1
   Size: 42856 bytes
   Last modified: 11/20/2010 10:24:52 PM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.6195_none_88e41e092fab0294
C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_64\index370.dat
C:\Windows\assembly\pubpol133.dat
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_64\mscorlib\2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089\sorttbls.nlp
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_64\mscorlib\2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089\sortkey.nlp

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKCU\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion\GACChangeNotification\Default
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion\NativeImagesIndex\v2.0.50727_64
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion\PublisherPolicy\Default

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\MSCOREE.DLL
C:\windows\system32\KERNEL32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscoreei.dll
C:\windows\system32\SHLWAPI.dll

"PresentationFontCache.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "PresentationFontCache.exe" process.

 

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