What is ShwiconXP9106.exe?

The genuine ShwiconXP9106.exe file is a software component of Alcor Micro Multimedia Card Reader Controller by Alcor Micro.
ShwiconXP9106.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.

ShwIconXP9106 stands for Show Icon Utility for Windows XP (version 9106)

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 ShwiconXP9106.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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ShwiconXP9106.exe file information

The process known as IconUtility ShwiconXP Application belongs to software Multimedia Card Reader or IconUtility or Arrivalguides To Go by Alcor Micro (

Description: ShwiconXP9106.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ShwiconXP9106.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 237,568 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). ShwiconXP9106.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with ShwiconXP9106.exe come up, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Multimedia Card Reader or Arrivalguides To Go) or look for help on the website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ShwiconXP9106.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ShwiconXP9106.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

yes it comes from media card software. This exe is actually located on the dell driver utilities disc. My media card reader will not work without shwicon.
  edward duke  

Summary: Average user rating of ShwiconXP9106.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks ShwiconXP9106.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ShwiconXP9106 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ShwiconXP9106. 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 ShwiconXP9106.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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