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What is PIconStartup.exe?

PIconStartup.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if PIconStartup.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


PIconStartup.exe file information

The process known as PIconStartup application or PIcon startup utility belongs to software Intel® Management Engine Components or Intel® Management Engine or PIconSta Application by Intel (www.intel.com).

Description: PIconStartup.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PIconStartup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 111,640 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 112,152 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/piconstartup.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous.
In case you experience problems using PIconStartup.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Intel(R) Management Engine Components or Intel(R) Management Engine).

Recommended: Identify PIconStartup.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PIconStartup.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PIconStartup.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.



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