"infocard.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"infocard.exe" process represents "Windows CardSpace" program. "infocard.exe" process is created by the service: "Windows CardSpace".

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         infocard

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
infocard.exe             20,788 K   Windows CardSpace

Additional information about "infocard.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\infocard.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: infocard.exe
   Location: C:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\infocard.exe
   Description: Windows CardSpace
   Version: 3.0.4506.5464 (Win7SP1GDR.030729-5400)
   Size: 859280 bytes
   Last modified: 6/30/2014 6:24:49 PM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_64\index370.dat
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
C:\Windows\assembly\pubpol133.dat

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
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion\GACChangeNotification\Default
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion\NativeImagesIndex\v2.0.50727_64
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\crypt32
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\OID\EncodingType 0\CertDllCreateCertificateChainEngine\Config

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\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll

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

 

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