What does the igfxpers.exe file do?
The igfxpers.exe process is also known as persistence Module and is a part of Intel® Common User Interface or, as the case may be, PERSISTENCE. This software is produced by Intel (www.intel.com). An obsolete or defective version of igfxpers.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- persistence Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- persistence 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)
- igfxpers.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module igfxpers.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about igfxpers.exe persistence Module
igfxpers.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file igfxpers.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 114,688 bytes (30% of all these files), 118,784 bytes as well as 88 other variants.
Igfxpers.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. For this reason, 23% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A igfxpers.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 240,128 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 241,664 bytes. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This igfxpers.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
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 igfxpers.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 igfxpers?
|error message appeared after downloading Picassa from Googl;e! |
|Not a lot, Intel derived, has to do with video driver; really annoying, takes a good % of system resources when it is running--bogs down response speed. |
|This file is associated with the common user interfacefor Intel graphics cards. It is a legitimate program, but it isn't required. I disabled it and did not see any reverse consequences. |
|Has to do with Intel Graphic Chipsets. Often installed together with igfxtray.exe which gives quick access to the Intel graphics driver options |
|igfxpers.exe is a process installed alongside NVidia graphics cards and provides additional configuration options for these devices. This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. |
Summary: 44 users judge igfxpers.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. However, 11 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted igfxpers.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Intel® Common User Interface or PERSISTENCE
To remove persistence Module 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 Intel® Common User Interface or PERSISTENCE in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if igfxpers.exe (persistence 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 persistence Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for persistence 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 igfxpers.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.