How to remove the igfxsvc virus

Most antivirus programs identify igfxsvc.exe as malware—such as Sophos identifies it as Mal/Packer, and McAfee identifies it as Generic Downloader.y.

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Igfxsvc.exe file information

The file does not contain any references to the programmer responsible for the igfxsvc.exe process. For that reason, we are unable to identify the software associated with it.

Description: Igfxsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file igfxsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 2,108 bytes. 
The igfxsvc.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Igfxsvc.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 88% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify igfxsvc.exe related errors

Important: You should check the igfxsvc.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

Looks suspicious, because it haves a big sizes and very unknown...

Summary: Average user rating of igfxsvc.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving igfxsvc issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active igfxsvc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the igfxsvc.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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