"Map.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

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

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A

"Map.exe" process represents "Map" program.

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

Boot
   Map

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
Map.exe                 115,040 K   Map

Additional information about "Map.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingMaps_1.2.0.136_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Map.exe" 
   -ServerName:AppexMaps.AppXx8y9crt3hzfbmxxth4eth2nn11ahfpfx.mca

Programe file information:
   Name: Map.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingMaps_1.2.0.136_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Map.exe
   Description: Map
   Version: 1.2.0.136
   Size: 599928 bytes
   Last modified: 7/26/2012 3:54:01 AM
   Company Name: 
   
Some data files used:
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingMaps_1.2.0.136_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
C:\Windows\assembly\pubpol5.dat
C:\Windows\System32\WinMetadata\Windows.UI.Xaml.winmd
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingMaps_1.2.0.136_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Bing.Maps.winmd
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingMaps_1.2.0.136_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Platform.winmd
C:\Users\fyi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\counters.dat
C:\Windows\Fonts\arial.ttf
C:\Windows\System32\WinMetadata\Windows.Graphics.winmd

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\.NETFramework
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WindowsRuntime\ActivatableClassId
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WindowsRuntime\CLSID
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Ids
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Fusion\PublisherPolicy\Default
\REGISTRY\A\{B5655644-80D6-E72F-7AA1-8AF8EFEEEF07}\LocalState
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap

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

"Map.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "Map.exe" process. It is used by the Map app.

 

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