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Is IAAnotif.exe safe?

IAAnotif.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if IAAnotif.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

IAAnotif.exe file information

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 (www.intel.com).

Description: IAAnotif.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file IAAnotif.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 186,904 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 151,552 bytes and 20 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/iaanotif.exe.html 
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 inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however also read the users 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: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. IAAnotif.exe is able to record inputs.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "IAAnotif" can run at start up. IAA Event Monitor User Notification Tool - part of Intel Application Accelerator - "a performance software package for desktop PCs using select Intel chipsets" that "replaces the ATA drivers that come with Windows with drivers optimized for desktop and mobile PCs." If you use the RAID version it's required to notify you if a RAID 1 disk has failed

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  
More comments can be found here:
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Rating chart

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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