"AppVDllSurrogate64.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "AppVDllSurrogate64.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "AppVDllSurrogate64.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "AppVDllSurrogate64.exe" process?

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A

"AppVDllSurrogate64.exe" process represents "Microsoft Application Virtualization Client DLL Surrogate Host" program.

"AppVDllSurrogate64.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   AppVDllSurrogate64

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "AppVDllSurrogate64.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
AppVDllSurrogate64.e      1,532 K   Microsoft Application Virtualization Client DLL Surrogate Host

Additional information about "AppVDllSurrogate64.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\client\AppVDllSurrogate64.exe" 
   {C39EE728-D419-4BD4-A3EF-EDA059DBD935} -Embedding

Programe file information:
   Name: AppVDllSurrogate64.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\client\AppVDllSurrogate64.exe
   Description: Microsoft Application Virtualization Client DLL Surrogate Host
   Version: 5.151.57.0
   Size: 145064 bytes
   Last modified: 12/13/2016 11:34:02 AM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRunPackageLocker

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\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\ClickToRun
HKCR\CLSID\{C39EE728-D419-4BD4-A3EF-EDA059DBD935}

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\client\AppVIsvSubsystems64.dll
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\client\AppVIsvStream64.dll
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\client\c2r64.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll

"AppVDllSurrogate64.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate "AppVDllSurrogate64.exe" process, if you are not running any Microsoft Office applications.

 

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