What is igfxsrvc.exe?

The genuine igfxsrvc.exe file is a software component of Intel® Common User Interface by Intel Corporation.
“Igfxsrvc.exe” is in the Intel® Common User Interface which installs alongside drivers for Intel® graphics cards and onboard graphic processor units (GPUs). In Windows 7 (and earlier), this is the name for the module which presents a menu to select “Graphics Properties,” which starts another module presenting a window to adjust color calibration and other graphics settings. (In Windows 8 and later, “igfxCUIService.exe” is used.) It should not be uninstalled except to install updated Intel® graphics drivers. Get driver updates from the OEM’s website because they may be customized; Intel’s are generic. Intel Corporation, founded in 1968 in Santa Clara, CA, USA, is the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer.

igfxsrvc stands for Intel Graphics Common User Interface Service

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 igfxsrvc.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.

Click to Run a Free Scan for igfxsrvc.exe related errors

Igfxsrvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with igfxsrvc
Igfxsrvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as igfxsrvc Module belongs to software Intel® Common User Interface or Intel Poulsbo Drivers for Windows NT or Intel® LDDM Ultra Mobile Media by Intel (

Description: Igfxsrvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The igfxsrvc.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 256,536 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 159,744 bytes and 55 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. Igfxsrvc.exe is not a Windows core file. The igfxsrvc.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify igfxsrvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as igfxsrvc.exe, for example Trojan.Win32.Swisyn.ayvy (detected by Kaspersky), and Gen:Variant.Refroso.5 (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the igfxsrvc.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

My version of igfxsrvc.exe wasn't malware, but stopping it in task manager and disabling its startup in msconfig fixed an annoying bug. Every time I restarted a screen time out by moving the mouse, the embedded Intel graphics card crashed (thought the PC would die very soon) and then rebooted showing the error. Since removing igfxpers.exe & igfxsrvc.exe its been fine. Hope this helps someone, I spent a long time searching/reading without success trying to fix this.
  Rex King  
The file that comes with the computer is 100% safe. However, like any other system file, it can be replaced by a malicious version.
Intel Extreme Graphics
  Jams Viner  
I just installed intel graphic driver and got the issue resolved.
  Naresh sharma  
Neutral, it's hard to find out, which kind of file is mallicious.
  Jan F  
if you open file location you go immediately to the system 32 folder so i deem it as not dangerous........also im looking at my task manager right now and im at 30% cpu with the program running so i dont know why these people are blaming this file
All are right about Intel Graphics. It's completely safe, unless compromised by other sources. Have scheduled virus checks, use MalwareBytes, stay away from suspicious sites and links, and it should remain safe.
This file is responsible for popup menu on your graphic card: each time you press RMB ( right mouse button ) extra functions will appear apart those who are standard. Nothing to worry about: if u don't want it to pop simply change the name of the file....
More comments can be found here:
    (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of igfxsrvc.exe: based on 60 votes with 9 reviews. 23 users think igfxsrvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 20 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 8 users think igfxsrvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 6 users don't grade igfxsrvc.exe ("not sure about it").

Do you have additional information?
What do you know about igfxsrvc.exe:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving igfxsrvc issues

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

Other processes

igfxsrvc.exe [all]