microsoft.photos.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if microsoft.photos.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your system against potential security problems.
Usually, this program is found in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_16.722.10060.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Microsoft.Photos.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 12c70dc72c68888e2b9b0478f71506a0.
This program is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.
This application uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are required.
This is a 64-bit executable. It uses the full capacity of modern CPUs.
microsoft.photos.exe appears to have visible windows. This means it doesn't work in a kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to the user.
A digital signature is missing from this program. The maker did not sign it. This is usually bad.
This application does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.