"igfxEM.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "igfxEM.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "igfxEM.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "igfxEM.exe" process?

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A

"igfxEM.exe" process represents "igfxEM Module" program. "igfxEM.exe" process is part of a product known as Intel(R) Common User Interface.

"igfxEM.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   igfxEM

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "igfxEM.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
igfxEM.exe               14,764 K   igfxEM Module

Additional information about "igfxEM.exe" process:

Command line:
   igfxEM.exe 

Programe file information:
   Name: igfxEM.exe
   Location: C:\windows\system32\igfxEM.exe
   Description: igfxEM Module
   Version: 6.15.10.3682
   Size: 337392 bytes
   Last modified: 6/1/2016 6:23:34 PM
   Company Name: Intel Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\user32.dll.mui
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.18837_none_fa3b1e3d17594757
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui
C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups
HKLM\SOFTWARE\INTEL\Display\igfxcui\igfxcfg
HKLM\SOFTWARE\INTEL\Display\igfxcui\3D
HKLM\SOFTWARE\INTEL\Display\igfxcui\igfxcfg
HKLM\SOFTWARE\INTEL\Display\igfxcui\igfxcfg

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\WTSAPI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll
C:\windows\system32\USP10.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll

"igfxEM.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "igfxEM.exe" process.

 

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