What is xInsIDE.exe?

The genuine xInsIDE.exe file is a software component of JMicron JMB36X IDE Setup by JMicron Technology Corporation.
“XInsIDE.exe” from JMicron Technology of Taiwan is for 64-bit Windows computers. It is not a standalone process. It is a Windows service installed as part of a “W7 Application” folder within a compressed file of drivers from Gigabyte for their GA-P35-DQ6 64-bit motherboard. (It may also be used by Samsung.) It installs in “C:\Windows\RaidTool” and is usually a small program, less than 37KB. (If found in “C:\Program Files\XInside” it is probably disguised malware). Details on how to uninstall it are difficult to find; if updating is required contact the motherboard manufacturer or JMicron. The “W7 Application” software enables setup or maintenance of disks from within Windows in a RAID 0 (striped) or 1 (mirrored) configuration, either from an existing disk without losing data, or with a complete wipe before the RAID array is set up.

XInsIDE stands for JMB36X Inside Windows IDE Setup

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 10/8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (82% 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 32% 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. If xInsIDE.exe has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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
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. Traducción de Inglés del comentario de arriba: xInsIDE.exe es parte del controlador del JMicron . El controlador gestiona las conexiones SATA en muchas tarjetas madres . Se requiere si el conductor esta en el modo AHCI RAID
It IS in the windows Raid folder-right after my new Windows 10 updated and I believe not Malware. I believe it is only needed if running a RAID configured hard drive setup, but harmless.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of xInsIDE.exe: based on 17 votes with 13 user comments. 9 users think xInsIDE.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 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 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 xInsIDE.exe 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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