What is igdkmd64?

The genuine igdkmd64.sys file is a software component of Intel Graphics Accelerator Drivers for Windows by Intel Corporation.
Intel provides this Kernel Mode Graphics Driver on an OEM basis to laptop manufacturers for 64-bit Windows computers using Intel graphics chipsets; it resides in "C:\Windows\system32\drivers\". It can be started or stopped under "Services" from the Control Panel and some other programs can also start or stop it. Several different problems involving this driver causing the Windows BSOD ("blue screen of death") have been reported, including a VIDEO_TDR_ERROR in Win8 in 2013 when attempting to reset the display drivers and recover from a timeout, and also a conflict with an option in the free open-source Kodi (XBMC) media management system in 2011 when it tried to automatically adjust the video refresh rate to match video frames-per-second. When it is necessary to update or reinstall "igdkmd64.sys" or any other driver, Intel always recommends that users get driver files from the manufacturer of their machine because Intel download websites only supply generic versions which may lack customizations added by the manufacturer. Intel is an American multinational corporation that is the world's largest and highest-valued semiconductor manufacturer; software only represented four percent of 2015 revenues. Intel advertises a commitment to conflict-free sourcing of minerals used in its semiconductor products, among other initiatives.

IGDKMd64 stands for Intel Graphics Driver Kernel Mode 64-bit

Igdkmd64.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 igdkmd64.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Igdkmd64.sys file information

The process known as Intel Graphics Kernel Mode Driver or igfx belongs to software Intel Graphics Accelerator Drivers for Windows (version 7(R), 8(R)) or Intel HD Graphics Drivers for Windows (version 8(R)) or Intel Graphics Accelerator Drivers for Windows XP or igfx by Intel (

Description: Igdkmd64.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Igdkmd64.sys is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. Igdkmd64.sys is not a Windows system file. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with igdkmd64.sys, you may also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as igdkmd64.sys. Therefore, you should check the igdkmd64.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.


User Comments

Looks Like a Intel Grafic driver for X64 machine. But unable to scan under Vista, as ST says "File Non Longer exist" whil itcan be seen udner explorer. I don't like that
  Gordn Eldest  
Malwarebytes identified this as an unknown rootkit 4/9/2016

Summary: Average user rating of igdkmd64.sys: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks igdkmd64.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade igdkmd64.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving igdkmd64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with igdkmd64. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the igdkmd64.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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