What does the igdctrl.exe file do?
The igdctrl.exe process is also known as AVM IGD Service and is a part of AVM FRITZ!DSL. This software is produced by AVM Berlin (www.avm.de). An obsolete or defective version of igdctrl.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AVM IGD service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AVM IGD service 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)
- igdctrl.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module igdctrl.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about igdctrl.exe AVM IGD service
igdctrl.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Igdctrl.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 118,784 bytes (50% of all these files), 87,344 bytes or, as the case may be, 81,920 bytes.
This igdctrl program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This particular software can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Igdctrl.exe is capable of hides its presence from system tools as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 55% 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 igdctrl.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 igdctrl?
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Summary: 11 users judge igdctrl.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. source: file.net
How to uninstall AVM FRITZ!DSL
To remove AVM IGD service 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 AVM FRITZ!DSL in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if igdctrl.exe (AVM IGD service) 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 AVM IGD service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AVM IGD service 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 igdctrl.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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