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What is IAStorIcon.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 IAStorIcon.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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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 8/7/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: MACHINE\Run). IAStorIcon.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user 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.

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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.
  Bruce  
It's an Intel app that assists in data recovery in the event of a system failure.
  Terry  
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.
  chaz  
seems safe to disable at startup through msconfig
  sfdsdf  

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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Best practices for resolving IAStorIcon issues

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