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What is igfxext.exe?

Part of Intel(R) Common User Interface by Intel

What is it?

The Common User Interface (igfxext Module) is part of Intels Common User Interface for chipsets with integrated graphics controllers which allows user to change different driver properties through Windows User Interface. Quick access to the control panel via a System Tray icon.
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How does igfxext.exe run?

Process - igfxext.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. igfxext.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the igfxext.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of igfxext.exe users, 15.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is igfxext.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00021% CPU2105.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     864 KB RAM3.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         11 GDI objects7.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Intel(R) Common User Interface?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Intel(R) Common User Interface.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)

About Intel Corporation

Intel is best known for producing the microprocessors found in many personal computers. The company also makes a range of other hardware including network cards More...
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File details

File name: igfxext.exe
Publisher: Intel Corporation (verified)
Name: Intel(R) Common User Interface
Description: igfxext Module
Product version:
Size: 92 KB
Original file name: IGFXEXT.EXE

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0012815433%
Privileged CPU: 0.0010710041%
User CPU: 0.00021053926371%
Privileged CPU time: 234.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 26.62 MB
Peak committed memory: 26.62 MB
Paged memory: 864 KB
Peak paged memory: 864 KB
Paged system memory: 25.02 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.09 KB
Working set memory: 2.93 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.93 MB
Min working set memory: 2.85 MB
Private memory: 864 KB
Page faults: 771
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 5
Total read transfer: 33.3 KB
Total write operations: 3
Total write transfer: 216 Bytes
Total other operations: 243
Total other transfer: 105.14 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 7
Handle count average: 107
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxext.exe -Embedding

Image hashes

MD5: a4ae745ec6c1bc328a9b230dbfb19387
SHA-1: fb42d63473a8423664425fa045f7afd4cdb638af

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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