What is igfxsrvc.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 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.

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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 8/7/XP are 159,744 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 256,536 bytes and 42 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. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If problems with AspEmail occur, you can also uninstall the software using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

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

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....
I had igfxext.exe using 400MB, igfxsrvc.exe using 1.5GB and igfxpers.exe using 6K of RAM. They were all in System32 with a date 18 months old. I killed the processes with no negative impact. Anytime firefox is not my biggest memory hog I know that there is a problem :)
  Bill D  
This has now started to cause me problems when playing Civ5 (G&K) it never reared its head prior to this new patch/add-on for this game and now it constantly causes the game to crash. No idea how to resolve this issue at all. This is not a trojan horse or virus.. It's used to run your on-board graphics and comes from Intel!
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of igfxsrvc.exe: based on 55 votes with 9 reviews. 21 users think igfxsrvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 17 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").

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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 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 igfxsrvc.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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