"ApplePhotoStreams.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

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

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A

"ApplePhotoStreams.exe - iCloud Photo Stream" process pushes photos to iCloud automatically when you import photos from your iPhone or iPad to your computer. "ApplePhotoStreams.exe" process is created by the startup program entry called "iCloud for Windows".

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

Image Name             PID   Memory  Description

ApplePhotoStreams.exe  3172  1,228 K iCloud Photo Stream

Additional information about "ApplePhotoStreams.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe" 
   -Embedding
   
Started by: svchost.exe

Files used:
   C:\Windows\System32
   C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Logs
   
Registry keys: 
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5
HKCU\Software\Classes

"ApplePhotoStreams.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "ApplePhotoStreams.exe" process or remove the startup program entry "iCloud for Windows". You can restart it later, if you want to upload photos to iCloud.

 

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