"iusb3mon.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "iusb3mon.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "iusb3mon.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "iusb3mon.exe" process?

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A

"iusb3mon.exe" process represents "Intel USB 3.0 Monitor" program. "iusb3mon.exe" process is part of the "Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller" driver to monitor some USB 3.0 functions. "iusb3mon.exe" process and created as a startup program "Intel(R) USB 3.0 Monitor".

"iusb3mon.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   iusb3mon

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "iusb3mon.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
iusb3mon.exe              6,160 K   iusb3mon

Additional information about "iusb3mon.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel
      \Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe" 

Programe file information:
   Name: iusb3mon.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel
      \Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe
   Description: iusb3mon
   Version: 4.0.2.42
   Size: 296216 bytes
   Last modified: 10/7/2015 3:34:36 AM
   Company Name: Intel Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\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\CustomLocale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64win.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel
   \Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\msvcrt.dll

"iusb3mon.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "iusb3mon.exe" process.

 

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