What is igfxcfg.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 igfxcfg.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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Igfxcfg.exe file information

The process known as igfxcfg Module belongs to software IntelĀ® Common User Interface by Intel (

Description: Igfxcfg.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Igfxcfg.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 487,424 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 507,904 bytes or 495,616 bytes. 
It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The igfxcfg.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 5% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as igfxcfg.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the igfxcfg.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.


User Comments

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  Haikal Fikri  
igfxcfg.exe is a process from igfxcfg Module by Intel and part of Intel Common User Interface.
it is a Intel Rapid Storage Interface Configuration
  Johny doe  

Summary: Average user rating of igfxcfg.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think igfxcfg.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving igfxcfg issues

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