What does the IDriver.exe file do?
The IDriver.exe process is also known as InstallDriver Module and is a part of InstallDriver Module. This software is produced by InstallShield Software (www.installshield.com) or, as the case may be, Macrovision (www.macrovision.com). An obsolete or defective version of IDriver.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- InstallDriver Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- InstallDriver 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)
- IDriver.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module IDriver.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about IDriver.exe InstallDriver Module
IDriver.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file IDriver.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 761,856 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 774,144 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The IDriver file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 42% 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 IDriver.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 IDriver?
|It's running while uinstalling Leisure Suit Larry - Cum Magna. Absolutely harmless. |
|I just installed iTunes, so this must be associated with it. A host of processes cropped up and installation didn't even finish properly, kinda nutty. |
|Install shield process... runs e.g. when uninstalling certain programs. should be very harmless |
|After installing iTunes, I saw for the first time a new service: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe", which says that "Provides support for the Running Object Table for InstallShield Drivers" - whatever that is. I do not like to have strange services running without any good explanation or justification. I have deleted the damn iTunes anyway, because it also installed a couple of other services that I did not wish to have. However, after uninstall iTunes, the service IDriver still is running. I am disabling this server until I get more info. |
|I just installed Nova Explosion and found IDriver, got worried, but installshield seems to be a legitamate company. However, viruses often use legitamate company names in their malware. (remember svchost.exe and csrss.exe) (further information...) |
Summary: 20 users judge IDriver.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted IDriver.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall InstallDriver Module
To remove InstallDriver 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 InstallDriver Module in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if IDriver.exe (InstallDriver 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 InstallDriver Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for InstallDriver 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 IDriver.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.
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