What is igfxpers.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 igfxpers.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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Igfxpers.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with igfxpers
Igfxpers.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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

Description: Igfxpers.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file igfxpers.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 114,688 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 118,784 bytes and 112 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. Igfxpers.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Igfxpers.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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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

actually it just adds the option of "Graphic Properties" with the option of accessing the intel hd graphics control panel. if it gets corrupted , only the intel control panel will not show up but you can change the resolution from the windows personalise option. this problem only happens in PCs with intel processors.However its not even a tiny bit harmful.
Just a graphics card no virus
Location: C:\Windows\System32 File description: persistence Module (whatever that means) Copyright: 1999-2006, intel corp. (expired by 7years!!) Size: 431KB Original filename: IGFXPERS.EXE My Recomendation: disable it
This file crashes my graphics and it all goes big size, only fixable by restarting and losing whatever I am working on. Not sure if it is heat related, but damn annoying. Running XP Professional Intel Centrino Duo IBM Thinkpad
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
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of igfxpers.exe: based on 93 votes with 9 reviews. 52 users think igfxpers.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 18 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 12 users suspect danger. 5 users think igfxpers.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 16 users don't grade igfxpers.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving igfxpers issues

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