What is FlashIcon.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the FlashIcon.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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FlashIcon.exe file information

The process known as USB Card Reader Utility belongs to software Generic USB Card Reader or Generic USB Card Reader Driver by Neodio.

Description: FlashIcon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file FlashIcon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 40,960 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 49,152 bytes. 
FlashIcon.exe is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with FlashIcon.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Generic USB Card Reader Driver or Generic USB Card Reader).

Recommended: Identify FlashIcon.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FlashIcon.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FlashIcon.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

I believe its a Flash Memory card reader (came preinstalled on my Emachines M6811).
It on my eMachine m6809 laptop
  Gabe Lawrence  
I install Flashicon.exe on Windows 7 and that file is located in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Generic\USB Card Reader Driver v2.3". This is universal card reader driver and speed up data transfer of flash cards to full speed of USB 2.0

Summary: Average user rating of FlashIcon.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 4 users think FlashIcon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving FlashIcon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FlashIcon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the FlashIcon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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