"Pulse.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"Pulse.exe" process represents "Pulse Secure User Interface" program. "Pulse.exe" process is created by the startup program: "Pulse Secure".

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

Boot
   Pulse

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
Pulse.exe                 4,772 K   Pulse Secure User Interface

Additional information about "Pulse.exe" process:

Command line:
   "c:\program files (x86)\common files\juniper networks\jamui\pulse.exe" -tray

Programe file information:
   Name: Pulse.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Juniper Networks\JamUI\Pulse.exe
   Description: Pulse Secure User Interface
   Version: 5, 1, 9, 61653
   Size: 2826192 bytes
   Last modified: 4/25/2016 8:00:28 AM
   Company Name: Pulse Secure, LLC
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
C:\Users\Public\Juniper Networks\Logging\debuglog.log
C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.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\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Juniper_Setup_Client
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64win.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Juniper Networks\JamUI\Pulse.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\SspiCli.dll

"Pulse.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate the "Pulse.exe" process. You can always run it whenever you need it.

 

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