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What does the usbicon.exe file do?

The file does not include any description of the product itself or any copyright information. The process appears in Windows Task Manager as usbicon.exe. An obsolete or defective version of usbicon.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 usbicon.exe usbicon.exe

usbicon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file usbicon.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. The file size is 81,920 bytes.
This file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The usbicon file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 80% 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 usbicon.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 usbicon?

It is installed with my G-Tech USB card reader and provides icons for the specific parts of the reader so that the 4 drives change from being simply E:, F:, G: and H: to CF, SD, MMC etc...
Mokubai

Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall unknown

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To remove usbicon.exe 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 unknown in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

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