What is IDSxpx86?

IDSxpx86.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if IDSxpx86.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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IDSxpx86.sys file information

The process known as IDS Core Driver belongs to software Symantec Intrusion Detection by Symantec (

Description: IDSxpx86.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. IDSxpx86.sys is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 329,592 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 373,728 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. IDSxpx86.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 9% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with IDSxpx86.sys, you may also want to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramIDS.

Recommended: Identify IDSxpx86.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IDSxpx86.sys. Therefore, you should check the IDSxpx86.sys 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 IDSxpx86 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with IDSxpx86. 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 IDSxpx86.sys 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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