What is ImgIcon.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 ImgIcon.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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ImgIcon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ImgIcon
ImgIcon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as IMGICON or imgicon belongs to software Iomega Corp. IMGICON or mine imgicon or Iomega imgicon by Iomega ( or mine.

Description: ImgIcon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ImgIcon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (typically C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 86,016 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 28,672 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to completely remove IomegaWare or IomegaWare for Windows NT (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ImgIcon.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ImgIcon.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

imgicon.exe is a process which is installed alongside Iomega Zip Drives. The process will display icons which correspond to the individual zip drive's make and model allowing easy indentification. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this is down to user preference.
  HalfTrip   (further information)
It's for your zip drive. Danke.
  Gawayne Grene  
Associated with Iomega ZIP drives. Displays the correct icon for make and model of ZIP drive. Non critical process which can be disabled if desired.
  Tom Auger   (further information)
works with Iomega Zip drive
it usually causes shutdown not to work
It stopped the function keys and related menu items working in FreeCell in Windows 98.
it dont need to run if it's causeing errors remove it from your startup
it's some rubbish software that you don't need
On XP when shutting system down this process could not be terminated cleanly (have seen it more than once). It had to be killed. Even after killing it my system refused to shut down.
It's associated with my zip software, I think its ok
  Joy Foraker  
it caused very long shutdown times on different machines
  Rene Stevens  
When I installed the latest Iomega software on Windows 7 I got a message when booting up that Imgicon couldn't locate "GetFileVersionInfoA" in Version.dll I located Imigico.exe, and set properties to run compatibity with Windows 7 (my OS) andf now when I reboot it doesn't appear.
  Ron Black  

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Summary: Average user rating of ImgIcon.exe: based on 19 votes with 12 user comments. 11 users think ImgIcon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ImgIcon issues

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