What is Igfxtray.exe

IgfxTray - Intel(R) Common User Interface - Intel Corporation

File description

Igfxtray.exe with description IgfxTray is a process file from company Intel Corporation belonging to product Intel(R) Common User Interface.
The file is digitally signed from Intel Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
We do not recommend removing digitally signed files from Intel Corporation

What is igfxtray.exe?
Igfxtray.exe is the System Tray Applet for the Intel Integrated Display Adapter. It is installed along with Intel Integrated Graphics driver. Its purpose is to facilitate configuration changes via a convenient system tray icon.

This is not an essential process. If you do not wish to have it running, you can safely kill or disable it. By doing so, however, you forego the ability to adjust your display settings through the system tray, as well as any other options that were set up within the software.

Dangers of igfxtray
As this is a relatively common process that runs on any system with Intel integrated graphics, it is common for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name but be stored somewhere other than in %SystemRoot%\System32. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to it but has slight differences in spelling or appended digits. The following malware is known to disguise itself as igfxtray.exe:
  • Troj/PAdmin-A
    • This is a trojan that drops an infected executable with the name igfxtray.exe.
  • Troj/Hale-A (%SystemRoot%\System32\Qossrv, %SystemRoot%\System32\dhcp)
    • This is a backdoor Trojan horse worm that spreads via the RPC DCOM vulnerability in Windows XP.
There is typically only one instance of this process running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection.

Common problems
  • Igfxtray.exe crashes when shutting down the system
    • This is a known issue, but it is not a serious problem. If it is a nuisance, you can disable the Intel integrated display adapter system tray applet.
  • Igfxtray.exe asks for access to the Internet
    • If this occurs, it is possible that your system is infected with one of the Trojans mentioned above. Run a virus scan immediately.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine
003 Autorun registry entries Current User
004 All users startup startmenu
005 Current user startup startmenu
007 Roaming Start Menu\Programs\Startup
010 Installed services

Digital signatures found for this file

    Certificate 
1028 Intel Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
75 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
60 Intel Corporation - Software and Firmware Products - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G4
59 Intel Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
52 Intel Corporation - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G3
38 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - Microsoft Time-Stamp Service
35 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - VeriSign Time Stamping Service
34 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - Microsoft Timestamping Service
17 Intel Corporation - pGFX - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G4
13 Intel Corporation - pGFX - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G3
8 Intel Corporation - Software and Firmware Products - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G3

MD5 security rating in our database

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8 files (Safe and not signed)
1448 files (Safe and digitally signed)
Some versions of this filename have not yet been checked for safety.
Warning: Some malware might rename itself to igfxtray.exe. Always make sure that your file is from a verified publisher.

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Application errors

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User comments

Part of Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (82852 82855 GM GME) driver on my laptop.


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