"outlook.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"outlook.exe" process represents "Microsoft Outlook" program. "outlook.exe" process is usally launched by yourself from the desktop.

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

Boot
   explorer
      outlook

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
outlook.exe             250,540 K   Microsoft Outlook

Additional information about "outlook.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\OUTLOOK.EXE" 

Programe file information:
   Name: outlook.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\OUTLOOK.EXE
   Description: Microsoft Outlook
   Version: 15.0.4885.1000
   Size: 19146440 bytes
   Last modified: 11/15/2016 5:20:03 AM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRunPackageLocker
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\gliding
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\KernelBase.dll.mui
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\counters.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
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\ClickToRun
HKCU\Software\Policies
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common
HKCR\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{529A9E6B-6587-4F23-AB9E-9C7D683E3C50}
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups

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\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\AppVIsvSubsystems32.dll
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\AppVIsvStream32.dll

"outlook.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate "outlook.exe" process, if you are not using Outlook.

 

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