"mysqld.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

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

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A

"mysqld.exe" process for "MySQL57" service is the MySQL database server.

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

Image Name  PID    Memory  Description

mysqld.exe  2332   1484 K  MySQL database server

Additional information about "mysqld.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Windows\System32\mysqld.exe
   
Started by: services.exe

Files used:
   C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.7\Data
   C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\Temp\ib959A.tmp
   
Registry keys: 
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5

"mysqld.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "mysqld.exe" process or stop "MySQL57" service. You can restart it whenever you need to use MySQL database server.

 

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