How to remove an ico error
The free file information forum can help you determine if ico.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Ico.exe file information
Description: ico.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 49,152 bytes (39% of all occurrences), 45,056 bytes and 6 more variants.
Ico.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File ico.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify ico.exe related errors
If ico.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 69,632 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 65,536 bytes, 99,840 bytes or 98,304 bytes.
The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run).
It is not a Windows core file.
If you have any problems with ico.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Lenovo Mouse Suite.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "ICO" is not required to run at start up. Found on a Sony Vaio laptop and seems to be related to Mouse Suite 98 Daemon according to the properties. Appears to cause a behaviour where the desktop suddenly flips back up when playing DirectX associated games
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ico.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ico.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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