"Teams.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"Teams.exe" process represents "Microsoft Teams" program, which is a client program for the "Microsoft Teams" cloud service. "Teams.exe" process is created by the startup program: "Microsoft Teams".

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

Boot
   Teams

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
Teams.exe               150,324 K   Microsoft Teams

Additional information about "Teams.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current\Teams.exe" --system-initiated

Programe file information:
   Name: Teams.exe
   Location: C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current\Teams.exe
   Description: Microsoft Teams
   Version: 1.2.00.4664
   Size: 67912560 bytes
   Last modified: 3/12/2019 10:50:43 AM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0....
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current\icudtl.dat
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current\snapshot_blob.bin
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current\natives_blob.bin
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current\resources\electron.asar
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current\resources\app.asar
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\logs.txt

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\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Tcpip\Parameters
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\TCPIP6\Parameters
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Dnscache\Parameters
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current\node.dll
C:\windows\system32\WS2_32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\NSI.dll
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current\MSVCP140.dll
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current\VCRUNTIME140.dll

"Teams.exe" process is not a virus. You should terminate "Teams.exe" process, if you are not using the "Microsoft Teams" cloud service.

 

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