"Intel Graphics Accelerator Helper - igfxtray.exe" Startup Program

Q

What is the startup program "Intel Graphics Accelerator Helper - igfxtray.exe" on my Windows 8 computer? Can I remove it to speedup my computer and reduce security risk?

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A

"Intel Graphics Accelerator Helper - igfxtray.exe" is the Intel Graphics Accelerator Helper. igfxtray.exe is a system tray bar application that allows you to access the Intel graphics configuration.

So you should remove igfxtray.exe from the startup application list to speedup your computer and reduce security risk. If you want to use igfxtray.exe, you can run it from the application menu directly.

igfxtray.exe startup configuration info:

Name: igfxTray Module
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Registry name: IgfxTray

Program file information about "igfxtray.exe":

Launching method: System Startup - igfxtray
Directory: C:\WINDOWS\system32
File name: igfxtray.exe
Description: igfxTray Module
Size: 167 KB (171,040 bytes)
Date: Saturday, ‎October ‎6, ‎2012, ‏‎1:12:34 AM
Version: 18.5.10.2849
Company name: Intel 
System essential: No
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

 

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