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What is IAStorIcon.exe?

IAStorIcon.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 IAStorIcon.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.

IAStorIcon.exe file information

The process known as IAStorIcon belongs to software Intel® Rapid Storage Technology or Intel® Rapid Storage by Intel (www.intel.com).

Description: IAStorIcon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file IAStorIcon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 284,696 bytes (39% of all occurrences), 283,160 bytes and 11 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/iastoricon.exe.html 
It is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. IAStorIcon.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). IAStorIcon.exe seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can also uninstall Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology or Intel(R) Rapid Storage from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

Recommended: Identify IAStorIcon.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IAStorIcon.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the IAStorIcon.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

It is an .exe, created by Intel, that has something to do with Intel's Rapid Storage Technology
  :~Dee   (further information)
Its not a malware but an executable file from Intel
  Abhimanyu Tiwari   (further information)
Part of Intel Rapid storage
  Dave   (further information)
Taskbar-Icon for Inter Rapid Storage Technology
Intel related, removing it wouldnt ruin anything but its not hurting anything for sure.
It's an Intel app that assists in data recovery in the event of a system failure.
IAStorcon has stopped working
  Herbert. Natai  
intel hard disk monitoring icon in task bar, to disable. open it from task bar, select preferences, uncheck startup, reboot.
seems safe to disable at startup through msconfig

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of IAStorIcon.exe: based on 18 votes with 9 user comments.
4 users think IAStorIcon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think IAStorIcon.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade IAStorIcon.exe ("not sure about it").

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