What does the IAANTmon.exe file do?
The IAANTmon.exe process is also known as RAID Monitor and is a part of RAID Monitor or, as the case may be, Intel Matrix Storage Manager. This software is produced by Intel (www.intel.com). An obsolete or defective version of IAANTmon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- RAID Monitor has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- RAID Monitor 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)
- IAANTmon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module IAANTmon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about IAANTmon.exe RAID Monitor
IAANTmon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. IAANTmon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - normally C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 354,840 bytes (46% of all these files), 355,096 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The IAANTmon file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. IAANTmon.exe contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. IAANTmon.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 IAANTmon.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 IAANTmon?
|Intel ICH5R SATA Raid Driver installed file |
|Downloaded new drivers for Raid setup and this appeared |
|this file came on my new dell so it should be a legit file |
|Serveral "versions" exists depending on drive type and chipset (further information...) |
|Intel (processor DONT delete or close the process) |
bobs ur unkle
Summary: 18 users judge IAANTmon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 6 users have already deleted IAANTmon.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall RAID Monitor or Intel Matrix Storage Manager
To remove RAID Monitor from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for RAID Monitor or Intel Matrix Storage Manager in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if IAANTmon.exe (RAID Monitor) 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 RAID Monitor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for RAID Monitor 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 IAANTmon.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.