What is xInsIDE.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 xInsIDE.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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XInsIDE.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with xInsIDE
XInsIDE.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process belongs to software unknown by JMicron Technology (

Description: XInsIDE.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. XInsIDE.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (85% of all occurrences), 43,632 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If xInsIDE.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 57,344 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 53,248 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The xInsIDE.exe file is not a Windows core file. XInsIDE.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as xInsIDE.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_RENOS.OY or TROJ_ADLOAD.BH (detected by TrendMicro), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Small (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the xInsIDE.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

xInsIDE.exe appeared on my system after installing drivers
  Sven   (further information)
  John   (further information)
For those who speak english, this is the RAID software for Intel P55 motherboards.
English translation of above: xInsIDE.exe is part of the JMicron controller driver. The controller manages SATA connections on many motherboards. The driver is required if the RAID or AHCI mode runs.
xInsIDE.exe is required to run if you are running ANY RAID configuration via a motherboard; it is the chipset driver.
  Tyr   (further information)
It is part of the Jmicron storage controllers...aka - your hard drive babysitter. Leave it alone.
Run Once Wrapper error, C:\windows\RAID\Tool\xinsIDE.exe blocked by my anti-virus/anti-malware
  L Fuller  
Part of RAID. Leave it alone unless you know what you're doing.
  KF   (further information)
part of raid if running a raid setup
Tool for raid
Asrock USB 3 ahci controller, triber

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of xInsIDE.exe: based on 15 votes with 11 user comments. 9 users think xInsIDE.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks xInsIDE.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving xInsIDE issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with xInsIDE. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 xInsIDE.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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