YourPhone.exe is a Virus or Trojan?

Hi, I've seen this app (YourPhone.exe) running in the background using also my GPU.  Is it normal? Berowsing the internet some websites say it is a virus, but I'm not sure it is true as in its info it has Microsoft copyright. Anybody else having this process in the background?

The path to the app is : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.YourPhone_1.0.20094.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\YourPhone.exe

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Hi 3nomis,

I am Sumit, an Independent Advisor and a 2-Year Windows Insider MVP here to help.

Your Phone is a legit App built into Windows that allows you to connect your Phone with Windows to Sync Photos and Messages. I can give you the steps if you need to disable it in the background.
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Hi 3nomis

In general, any file running from inside C:\Program Files\WindowsApps is a trusted Store App and is not a virus, that is a highly protected folder in Windows 10 . . .

No that is not a virus, it is a Windows 10 UWP app called 'Your Phone'

If you do not need that running in the background:

Open the Settings App (gear icon on your Start Menu)

Go to Privacy - Background Apps

From there you should be able to stop that App running in the background of Windows 10 . . .
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