What does the drvinst.exe file do?
The drvinst.exe process is also known as Driver Installation Module and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, HighPoint RAID Management. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of drvinst.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Driver Installation Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Driver Installation Module has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- drvinst.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module drvinst.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about drvinst.exe Driver Installation Module
drvinst.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Drvinst.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 94,208 bytes (50% of all these files), 1,060,864 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,024,000 bytes.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The drvinst file is not part of the Windows operating system. There is no internal description of the file. This drvinst.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Drvinst.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 73% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A drvinst.exe file has a 1% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 252,928 bytes. The drvinst file is part of the operating system. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves drvinst.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about drvinst?
|Highpoint Raid |
|Confirmed as Highpoint 1640 RAID software. |
|Used by Highpoint RAID Management Service |
|drvInst.exe is a maintenance and management application for many High-Point RAID cards. It is responsible for rebuilding and raid verification. |
|this is used by highpoint service, I am the engineer who compiled it, (further information...) |
|It is part of highpoint but is a disaster to let run takes 100% cycle time Since I am only running JOBD I removed it now my drives are lightning fast. |
|When you try to end this task by the task manager, the confirmation window quickly shuts, disabling you from ending the process. Also, Windows keeps trying to warn you it is a virus, but the process quickly shuts that window, too, giving you only a half of a second to see it. |
Summary: 6 users judge drvinst.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted drvinst.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program or HighPoint RAID Management
To remove Driver Installation Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate the program or HighPoint RAID Management in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if drvinst.exe (Driver Installation Module) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Driver Installation Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Driver Installation Module or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or drvinst.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.