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What is wlxphotogallery.exe?

Part of Windows Live™ Photo Gallery by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Photo Gallery is a photo editing software that is a part of Microsoft's Windows Essentials software suite. Windows Photo Gallery provides management, tagging, and searching capabilities for digital photos. It provides an image viewer that can replace the default OS image viewer, and a photo import tool that can be used to acquire photos from a camera or other removable media.
Description of wlxphotogallery.exe from Microsoft
Photo Gallery is part of Windows Essentials, a free download that also includes tools for movies, instant messaging, email, social networking, and more. Photo Gallery includes powerful and easy-to-use editing tools that you can use to work on dozens of photos simultaneously. Correct imperfections, adjust color and exposure, fix red eye, and even "fuse" two or more photos (such as different versions of a group shot) into one. And with the auto-editing features, Photo Gallery can even improve the look of your photos for you.
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How is wlxphotogallery.exe loaded?

Approved shell extension - wlxphotogallery.exe has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {2BE99FD4-A181-4996-BFA9-58C5FFD11F6C}. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the wlxphotogallery.exe file.Of the 0.2% of wlxphotogallery.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Windows Live™ Photo Gallery?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular software program and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows live\photo gallery\wlxphotogallery.exe

What else is related?

Windows Live™ Photo Gallery Stability

wlxphotogallery.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: wlxphotolibrarymain.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft More...
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File details

File name: wlxphotogallery.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Live™ Photo Gallery
Description: Windows Live Photo Gallery
Version: 15.4.3508.1109_ship.wlx.w4m4 (ship)
Product version: 15.4.3508.1109
Size: 128.36 KB
Original file name: WLXPhotoGallery.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 12/7/2009
Expiration date: 3/7/2011

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {00F374B7-B390-4884-B372-2FC349F2172B}

Image hashes

MD5: a00d5fbfabbf281fd059bb0cda55b6e8
SHA-1: 14a84893d7b490215b5e2dee9d94e65c5ef972be
SHA-256: 509675e06148349d30cd642fb7d855671769794c90d97dfef24e57abf3b09f56

PE image details

File entropy: 7.21987
File packed: No
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