What is ipmgui.exe?

The genuine ipmgui.exe file is a software component of Avira Product Family by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.
This is a slide-up message windows designed to inform customers about Avira offers and products. Each time the computer boots the IPMgui.exe connects to the Internet to perform an information update of the current Avira database. The updates are done regularly during the day. The launch of IPM can be disabled through its user settings.

IPMGUI stands for In Product Messaging Graphic User Interface

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 ipmgui.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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Ipmgui.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ipmgui
Ipmgui.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as In Product Messaging Application or Avira In Product Messaging belongs to software Avira Product Family or Avira Free Antivirus or Avira Antivirus Suite by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.

Description: Ipmgui.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ipmgui.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 467,000 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 447,056 bytes and 4 more variants. 
It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The ipmgui.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  • look for help [1][2] from the software company Avira
  • find out if there is a newer version [1][2] available
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramAvira Free Antivirus or Avira Antivirus Suite

Recommended: Identify ipmgui.exe related errors

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

I think it should be removed because its process is high and it slows the computer tremendously. I disabled it but the Avira update re-installed it and restored it.
Verursacht Probleme u.a. Ladeverzögerungen des System.Viel Festplattenzugriffe

Summary: Average user rating of ipmgui.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving ipmgui issues

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