"vpreview.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"vpreview.exe" process represents "Microsoft Office Visio Previewer" program.

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         svchost
            vpreview

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
vpreview.exe              2,652 K   Microsoft Office Visio Previewer

Additional information about "vpreview.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\Office15\VPREVIEW.EXE" -Embedding

Programe file information:
   Name: vpreview.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\Office15\VPREVIEW.EXE
   Description: Microsoft Office Visio Previewer
   Version: 15.0.4881.1000
   Size: 538368 bytes
   Last modified: 11/1/2016 5:23:01 AM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRunPackageLocker
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
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
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\ClickToRun
HKCU\Software\Policies
HKCR\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{21E17C2F-AD3A-4B89-841F-09CFE02D16B7}

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\VPREVIEW.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

"vpreview.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate "vpreview.exe" process, if you are not using it to view Microsoft Visio files.

 

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