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What is igfxext.exe?

Igfxext.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if igfxext.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Igfxext.exe file information

The process known as igfxext Module belongs to software Intel® Common User Interface or Intel® LDDM Ultra Mobile Media by Intel (www.intel.com).

Description: Igfxext.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. igfxext.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 94,208 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 106,496 bytes and 29 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/igfxext.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. Igfxext.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If igfxext.exe is located in the Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 67,989 bytes. The application has no file description. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Igfxext.exe is not a Windows system file.

If igfxext.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 12% dangerous. The file size is 240,672 bytes. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program is not visible. Igfxext.exe is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file.

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

Requested to install when upgrading to XP on Dell GX260
Appears to be a video driver. Got error when reinstalling W XP
It is a graphics driver located (for me) on my Dell Drivers and Utilities CD. Just borrow one from a Dell owner. WinXP asks for it in an upgrade and it is persistent but keep cancelling and put in the Dell cd and it will find and install the required support drivers for Graphics.
  John Austin  
needed for intel grafics card, included file in the setup of the vga card
i dont have it and need it
it belongs to the INTEL grapics adapter
when you browse a DVD or movie clip,it appears and WMP does not work.
Jphn Ausyin is correct, xp will not upgrade on my del 4700 without IGFXEXT EXE
I need a copy that is Microsoft Logo Tested. I have a problem with the video controller on my Toshiba Satellite 1135-s1551 laptop.
I cannot complete the XP setup without it because I have an onboard Intel VGA Chipset
Windows xp install
  Chris Hensel  
Seems harmless enough but it is quite annoying.
Ran into same problem. I copied the entire contents of another Dell's System32 folder (350mb) to a CD and fed it to Windows. XP will keep asking for different Intel files, so igxext.exe is not enough. It'll ask for more. On the second try, Windows accepted it.
another MS bug. It does not exist on my best puter so just cancel every time it askes for it. I do and all is fine
The error message says "Intel (R) Graphic Media Accelerator is needed"
  nsc   (further information)
Onboard VIDEO drivers. (using the Intel Extreme Graphics)
It's a file needed for those using Gateway, Dell, ect PCs. It's a file for the onboard chipset drivers.
Trogan horse BackDoor Generic11.MDQ was hiding in it.
i think it is the problem trend micro is not working plus it stoped java in it tracks
not a bug. it is installed with Intel drivers for a particular video card. you cannot just copy it between computers. visit the Intel site to find drivers for you chipet.
installed Samsung Central Station on two Toshiba notebooks. Got the error on the first reboot and ever since.
  Mike H.  
Everytime a message saying "Inter (R) Graphics Media Accelerator is needed" then just cancel it, you will have to cancel it a couple of times. After that, XP will continue to install
I have a toshiba netbook and it came when I got it 3 yrs ago no problems(YET)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of igfxext.exe: based on 31 votes with 23 user comments.
16 users think igfxext.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks igfxext.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade igfxext.exe ("not sure about it").

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