What is IAAnotif.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 IAAnotif.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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IAAnotif.exe file information

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

The process known as Event Monitor User Notification Tool or IAA Event Monitor User Notification Tool

belongs to software RAID Event Monitor or Intel® Matrix Storage Manager or IAA RAID Event Monitor or Intel® PRO Network or Intel® Network Connections or Intel® PRO Network Connections or Intel® Turbo Memory or Event Monitor User Notification Tool

by Intel (

Description: IAAnotif.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The IAAnotif.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\). Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 186,904 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 151,552 bytes and 20 more variants. 
IAAnotif.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The IAAnotif.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. IAAnotif.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you run into problems with IAAnotif.exe, you may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Intel® Application Accelerator or Intel® Matrix Storage Manager
  2) ask for help from Support
  3) make sure that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify IAAnotif.exe related errors

If IAAnotif.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 186,904 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The IAAnotif.exe file is digitally signed. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. IAAnotif.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IAAnotif.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_UNRUY.SMT (detected by TrendMicro), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Unruy.C (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the IAAnotif.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

Can cause intermittant stuttering in sound as well as slowing down mouse movement. It's possible to identify that IAANTmon.exe is the problem by watching its useage in Task Manager and noting if it's on when sound problems begin..
It comes with Intel RAID monitoring tools. no harm to PC and can be disabled safely if necessary.
  Pasan Indeewara  
Part of the Intel Matrix Storage Manager software. Makes your SATA (e.g. HDs) work optimally. You can disable in StartUp but not advisable. NOT a dangerous program!
Part of Intel Storage Matrix Driver
Event Monitor User Notification Tool from Intel
Used for Intel Matrix Storage Manager to display drive status.
  John "W"  
Intel Matrix Storage Manager
came installed on my new gateway /core 2 duo
  Jeff MacArthur  
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Summary: Average user rating of IAAnotif.exe: based on 22 votes with 9 reviews. 18 users think IAAnotif.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade IAAnotif.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving IAAnotif issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with IAAnotif. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the IAAnotif.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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