What is igfxpers.exe?
It is a Intel(R) Common User interface process that runs along with Nvidia powered Graphics Accelerator Cards. The purpose of this process is to provide a better additional configuration panel for such Graphics accelerator Cards.This process is also seen with motherboards running under xfx banner. They have Nvidia Graphics card on board from 7100 series and the drivers for igfxpers.exe are loaded automatically when we install the basic motherboard drivers from the xfx corporation.
It is located in the root directory of the Windows System. The path is
Complete igfxpers.exe process information
- Owner: Intel Corporation
- Name of the Product: Intel Common User Interface module
- Size: May Vary from a few Kb to max 2 MB
- Startup Requirement: Not Mandatory but may cause low graphics acceleration.
- Threat Level: None
- Operating System: Windows Xp, Vista, 7
We already know that it is a graphics utility program installed alongside the Nvidia powered Cards but the main functionality of this card is not limited to the aforesaid implementation. Say for example we have one system connected to two monitors – a 24″ LCD Screen and an orthodox 17 ” old CRT monitor. Now the system by default recognizes the 800 x 600 display. Hence it is unable to determine which monitor can run high screen resolution and which one can run under lower resolution.
This is where igfxpers.exe comes into importance. When we connect more than one device to our system, it explicitly remembers the default resolution set by us for different display devices.
It is attached to the startup items list and is automatically loaded each time the computer starts. Since it maintains the screen resolution for monitors it should not be removed from startup under such conditions. Whereas if you are using a single monitor this can be removed from the startup if you find it creating any problems or errors.
Is Igfxpers.exe a persistence module?
Igfxpers.exe is a persistence module program. By default it is hooked to the startup process of the windows startup console and is a standard System hidden file by default.
There are many system defined error related to this process file. Some of the common error are:
- “The app failed to start as igfxpers.exe was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
- “cannot find igfxpers.exe. The file is either missing or corrupt”
- “igfxpers.exe not Found”
- “igfxpers.exe is missing.”
- “igfxpers.exe bad image”
- “cannot start igfxpers.exe. A required component is missing”
Is Igfxpers.exe a Virus?
No, it is definitely not a virus, but it should not be present anywhere except the default location. If your antivirus is showing you warning messages and the location showing there is other then the default path, you should run a complete system scan as this might be a virus faking its original name to spread the infection.
If you want to disable this from the startup up process, you can do it from the System configuration utility tool.
- Go to Start –> Run
- Type “Msconfig” (Without Quotes)
- Browse to “startup” tab.
- Find “igfxpers” and remove tick mark from the check box beside it.
- Press “OK”
- Select “Exit without Restart”
- Save any unsaved work (if any)
Please note that if you have any problems with the display function, you can enable it again from the “startup” tab by selecting the check box and restarting your system.
Fix Igfxpers Error
Try Re-installing the driver. Just make sure that the temporary files are deleted before the new Install.
1. Uninstall Driver
2. Type “%temp%” in Run command
3. Delete all files.
5. Install the driver Again.
You can also check for newer versions in the official Intel support page or contact the manufacturer for bugs (if any).