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Is igfxpers.exe safe?

Igfxpers.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 igfxpers.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.

Igfxpers.exe file information

The process known as persistence Module belongs to software IntelĀ® Common User Interface or PERSISTENCE by Intel (www.intel.com).

Description: Igfxpers.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file igfxpers.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 114,688 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 118,784 bytes and 110 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/igfxpers.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows core file. The process 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). The program is not visible. Igfxpers.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

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If igfxpers.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 240,128 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 241,664 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as igfxpers.exe, for example Trojan Horse or Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Unruy.C (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the igfxpers.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

disable it , on run command type msconfig - startup - disable the igfxpers and then click apply button
the igfxpers /igfxsrvc files crash regularly on XP. Needing a reboot when they do.
Certain games get dimmed when minimized and restored back while this exact process is running (example, Sims3). Waste of memory IMO.
It's in my system32 and i cant delete it
This file comes shipped along with Intel and nVidia graphics drivers for Windows. This process keeps the screen resolution 'in sync' by switching to the appropriate resolution when a projector or external monitor is plugged in, then returns back to native resolution when the projector/monitor is unplugged. For example, your notebook's native resolution was 1366x768, and your external monitor is 1280x1024. The igfxpers process will switch both monitors to 1024x768 while the notebook's lid is open, igfxpers will switch the notebook monitor off and set the external monitors resolution to it's native 1280x1024, and then when you unplug the external monitor, igfxpers will switch the notebook's monitor back to it's native 1366x768. The igfxpers process will use CPU only when it needs to, typically during screen resolution change events and connections/disconnections of external monitors and other display devices. Don't recommend disabling on notebook devices, safe to disable on desktop PCs if you use a single monitor.
Intel Graphics Media Media Accelerator Driver
If it is in the C:\ProgramData folder on a Windows 7 system, it is the FBI virus
You can just end process, and disable on startup, by running MSconfig.
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Summary: Average user rating of igfxpers.exe: based on 85 votes with 9 reviews.
46 users think igfxpers.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 17 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 12 users suspect danger. 4 users think igfxpers.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 15 users don't grade igfxpers.exe ("not sure about it").

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