"IAStorIcon.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "IAStorIcon.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "IAStorIcon.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "IAStorIcon.exe" process?

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A

"IAStorIcon.exe" process represents "IAStorIcon" program.

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

Boot
   IAStorIcon

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
IAStorIcon.exe           24,624 K   IAStorIcon

Additional information about "IAStorIcon.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: IAStorIcon.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
   Description: IAStorIcon
   Version: 11.5.0.1207
   Size: 277504 bytes
   Last modified: 7/9/2012 3:47:18 PM
   Company Name: Intel Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
C:\Windows\assembly\pubpol5.dat
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorUtil.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorUtil.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\PSI.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\PSI.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorCommon.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorCommon.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\PSIClient.dll

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\NetworkProvider\HwOrder
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\.NETFramework
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\.NETFramework
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Ids
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Fusion\PublisherPolicy\Default
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts

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) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MSCOREE.DLL
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\KERNEL32.dll
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\apphelp.dll

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

 

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