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Google Photos Screensaver by Google

Warning 3 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of GPhotos.SCR.


There are 4 versions of gphotos.scr in the wild, the latest version being gphotos.scr is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. The average file size is about 4.26 MB. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 31.61 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 44.27 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 5.63 MB per minute for reads and 135 Bytes per minute for writes.

About gphotos.scr (from Google)

The Google Photos screensaver, available only on Windows, displays photos using various visual effects while your computer is inactive. You have complete control over which photos are displayed. The G


File name:gphotos.scr
Publisher:Google Inc.
Product name:Google Photos Screensaver
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\gphotos.scr


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of gphotos.scr, select a unique version for details.)
  • gphotos.scr

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 3 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
ByteHero Trojan.Exception.gen.101
ByteHero Trojan.Exception.gen.101
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0817

VersionsAll file variations of gphotos.scr

MD5SHA-1File size
06a14862afe30a609ae4b104c1f5a3a0 24da12635a4f0abe27269cb8b0a2c7f3f06d395f 4.27 MB
61d0edd2f15d16700122c23a733c5e0a 7a2d168eefa82bd92f1e13820dfb8cad52c0b37b 4.27 MB
0ca3e8b58be2d3b67d13252d931ccf9a 7ccff5920eae2e96bcad240491592680a2db929d 4.27 MB
9799c6be0dc68f8135575628a703c876 ecb3538d3c88a3edb6e6b1b73c8c4e37dfd840d2 4.23 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 12.50%
Windows 8 Pro 12.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 75.00% of Google Photos Screensaver.
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