What is ShwiconXP6366.exe?

The genuine ShwiconXP6366.exe file is a software component of Alcor Micro Multimedia Card Reader Controller by Alcor Micro.
Shwicon9106.exe is an executable file that is part of the Alcor Micro Multimedia Card Reader Controller. It is installed automatically on a computer after attaching the card reader and displays status messages regarding the current card that is inserted. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Alcor Micro Multimedia Card Reader Controller supports USB and PCI Express interfaces. The controller is built for the Windows platform and features an integrated Alcor DMA (direct media access) engine for an enhanced performance. The controller supports SD, CF, MMC, MS and MS Pro card formats. Alcor Micro is a Taiwanese company that designs fabless Integrated Chips (ICs) and provides technology solutions. In 1999, Alcor Micro was one of the first companies to unveil an extremely low cost USB hub controller to the PC market, which was integrated into the world's first ‘USB only' PC (the iMac). Alcor's main focus is on IO (input-output) technology. The company was founded in 1996 and is currently headquartered in Taipei City, Taiwan.

ShwIconXP6366 stands for Show Icon Utility for Windows XP (version 6366)

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 ShwiconXP6366.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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ShwiconXP6366.exe file information

The process known as IconUtility ShwiconXP Application belongs to software IconUtility by Alcor Micro (

Description: ShwiconXP6366.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ShwiconXP6366.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 237,568 bytes. 
The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The ShwiconXP6366.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. ShwiconXP6366.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of ShwiconXP6366.exe, you could also turn to the software developer, Apple, for advice, make sure that you have installed the latest version or remove the entire program iTunes using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify ShwiconXP6366.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ShwiconXP6366.exe. Therefore, you should check the ShwiconXP6366.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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Best practices for resolving ShwiconXP6366 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ShwiconXP6366. 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 ShwiconXP6366.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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