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What’s igfxCUIService.exe (igfxCUIService Module)? Is it safe or a virus?

The SpyShelter team in Austin, Texas, specializing in cybersecurity, has come across a standard Microsoft executable present on all our systems, including virtual machines. Our area of expertise being Windows executables, we've deemed this .exe file safe. The question is, what does igfxCUIService.exe actually do?

The igfxCUIService.exe is a process associated with the Intel Graphics Control Panel, developed by Intel. This process is responsible for handling various aspects of the Intel Graphics Control Panel, such as managing user settings and providing support for the Intel Graphics chipset.

So why is this process signed by Microsoft? That's because Microsoft requires some types of Windows drivers and services be checked and signed by them, for Windows OS system security and stability.

As long as this process is signed, it should be safe to run on your PC.

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Who makes igfxCUIService.exe (igfxCUIService Module)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher should be the publisher of igfxCUIService.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: February 2, 2024

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