What is Ironx86?

Ironx86.SYS is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if Ironx86.SYS is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Ironx86.SYS file information

The process known as Iron Driver belongs to software Symantec Iron Driver by Symantec (

Description: Ironx86.SYS is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ironx86.SYS is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 136,312 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 149,624 bytes, 116,784 bytes or 114,736 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. Ironx86.SYS is a Verisign signed file. Ironx86.SYS appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify Ironx86.SYS related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Ironx86.SYS. Therefore, you should check the Ironx86.SYS 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

Norton Internet Security 2010 Semantec Iron Driver
Compressed Virus, Spyware.
  Samuel Evans  

Summary: Average user rating of Ironx86.SYS: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks Ironx86.SYS is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Ironx86 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Ironx86. 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 Ironx86.SYS 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.

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