What does the ShwiconXP9106.exe file do?
The ShwiconXP9106.exe process is also known as IconUtility ShwiconXP Application and is a part of Multimedia Card Reader or, as the case may be, IconUtility. This software is produced by Alcor Micro (www.alcormicro.com). An obsolete or defective version of ShwiconXP9106.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- IconUtility ShwiconXP Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IconUtility ShwiconXP Application 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)
- ShwiconXP9106.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ShwiconXP9106.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ShwiconXP9106.exe IconUtility ShwiconXP Application
ShwiconXP9106.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ShwiconXP9106.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 237,568 bytes.
This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This ShwiconXP9106.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). ShwiconXP9106.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 57% 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 ShwiconXP9106.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 ShwiconXP9106?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Multimedia Card Reader or IconUtility
To remove IconUtility ShwiconXP Application 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 Multimedia Card Reader or IconUtility in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ShwiconXP9106.exe (IconUtility ShwiconXP Application) 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 IconUtility ShwiconXP Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IconUtility ShwiconXP Application 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 ShwiconXP9106.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.