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What does the ImgIcon.exe file do?

The ImgIcon.exe process is also known as IMGICON and is a part of Iomega Corp. IMGICON or, as the case may be, mine imgicon. This software is produced by Iomega (www.iomega.com) or, as the case may be, mine. An obsolete or defective version of ImgIcon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ImgIcon.exe IMGICON

ImgIcon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ImgIcon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\). Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 86,016 bytes (68% of all these files), 28,672 bytes, 65,536 bytes, 61,440 bytes or, as the case may be, 36,864 bytes.
ImgIcon.exe also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This ImgIcon program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This ImgIcon program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 66% 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 ImgIcon.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 ImgIcon?

imgicon.exe is a process which is installed alongside Iomega Zip Drives. The process will display icons which correspond to the individual zip drive's make and model allowing easy indentification. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this is down to user preference. (further information...)
HalfTrip
It's for your zip drive. Danke.
Gawayne Grene
Associated with Iomega ZIP drives. Displays the correct icon for make and model of ZIP drive. Non critical process which can be disabled if desired. (further information...)
Tom Auger
works with Iomega Zip drive
it usually causes shutdown not to work

Summary: 11 users judge ImgIcon.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 Iomega Corp. IMGICON or mine imgicon

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To remove IMGICON from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Iomega Corp. IMGICON or mine imgicon in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if ImgIcon.exe (IMGICON) 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 IMGICON. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IMGICON 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 ImgIcon.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.

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