What is ica.exe?

The genuine ica.exe file is a software component of iTALC by iTALC Solutions.
iTALC, or Intelligent Teaching And Learning with Computers, is a software product designed for classroom environments that allow the instructor to view or control other computers in the classroom. It is a free, open source program. This application is the client that is installed on each individual workstation, and allows the host computer to connect. It starts with Windows and runs silently in the background. There is no support for iTALC.

iCA stands for iTALC Client Application

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 ica.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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Ica.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ica
Ica.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as iTALC Client Application belongs to software iTALC or Meekijken Client by iTALC Solutions.

Description: Ica.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ica.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 844,800 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 2,425,358 bytes, 2,497,550 bytes or 926,208 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The application has no file description. The ica.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Ica.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to contact Customer Service or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > iTALC or Meekijken Client).

Recommended: Identify ica.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ica.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ica.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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Best practices for resolving ica issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ica. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 ica.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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