What is GfxUI.exe?

The genuine GfxUI.exe file is a software component of Intel Onboard High Definition Video by Intel Corporation.
"GfxUI.exe" is one of the driver files controlling the Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Intel's onboard HD graphics adapter. To uninstall it from Windows 7, use the "Computer Management" window, (Start/[right-click]Computer/Manage/Device Manager/Display Adapter). It can also be turned off in "Msconfig" under "Startup": find "Intel Common User Interface" and uncheck "hkcmd.exe". To run, it requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.x or higher, which may need to be enabled under "Windows Features" under "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel. Some 64-bit Lenovo laptops with Windows 7 have had problems with GfxUI.exe always running at startup at full-screen size after Lenovo Update. Manually downloading and reinstalling GfxUI.exe corrected it. Intel Corporation is the world's largest and highest-valued semiconductor manufacturer. Interbrand ranked it in 2014 as 12th in its Best 100 Global Brands and 15th of Best Global Green Brands. Founded in 1968, Intel is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, USA.

GfxUI stands for Intel Graphics User Interface

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 GfxUI.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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GfxUI.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with GfxUI
GfxUI.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as GfxUI belongs to software Intel Graphics Properties by Intel (

Description: GfxUI.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. GfxUI.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,154,968 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 3,140,608 bytes, 3,155,992 bytes or 3,126,808 bytes. 
GfxUI.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. GfxUI.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify GfxUI.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as GfxUI.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GfxUI.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

Gfxui has stopped working
  Herbert Natai  
When I click on it, it shows me a window that says its a Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel
  Karin Smith  
high workload on ram on start-up
System Mechanic shows it is frequently causing instability with my Win. 7 Pro and I would like to delete it.
  Sam Miller  

Summary: Average user rating of GfxUI.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think GfxUI.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade GfxUI.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving GfxUI issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with GfxUI. 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 GfxUI.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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