"vds.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "vds.exe" process on windows 8? Is the "vds.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "vds.exe" process?

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A

"vds.exe" process represents "Virtual Disk Service" program, created by the "Virtual Disk" service.

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

Boot
   vds

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
vds.exe                   4,732 K   Virtual Disk Service

Additional information about "vds.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe

Programe file information:
   Name: vds.exe
   Location: C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe
   Description: Virtual Disk Service
   Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
   Size: 680960 bytes
   Last modified: 6/1/2013 5:23:06 AM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\vds.exe.mui
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\ulib.dll.mui

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WindowsRuntime\CLSID
HKCR\ActivatableClasses\CLSID
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Ids

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\system32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\System32\ATL.DLL
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\Windows\system32\SETUPAPI.dll
C:\Windows\System32\OSUNINST.dll
C:\Windows\System32\vdsutil.dll

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

 

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