Is igfxpers.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of igfxpers.exe:









File purpose and description:

Igfxpers.exe is a file which most likely arrived preinstalled on your computer the day you bought it. The file location is also listed below, and should always be verified as spyware writers will often use the same named file or like named files and just locate them elsewhere in attempts to fool you. This igfxpers.exe program goes by the name Intel Common User Interface Module and sets various diagnostic options on Nvidia graphics cards. If you have an NVidia video card like many computers do, then you will find this on your computer and running as an active task or process. This may also appear in your registry and startup folder so that it runs everytime your computer gets rebooted. This file is considered safe and is not considered spyware or adware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
igfxpers.exe

File type:
This is an executable file.

File or folder location:
You can find this file on your drive at C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, igfxpers.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of igfxpers.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!