What is gfxdownloadwrapper.exe? 5 ways to see if it’s safe.

What is gfxdownloadwrapper.exe?

gfxdownloadwrapper.exe is an app from Intel that helps update your graphic card module software. The software appears to “wrap” Intel graphics card software updates, then helps to install the update on your PC.

gfxdownloadwrapper.exe Intel gfxdownloadwrapper.exe Properties

Publisher: Intel

gfxdownloadwrapper.exe stands for Intel Graphics Executable Download Wrapper.

What does gfxdownloadwrapper.exe do?

Provides graphic card software downloads.

Is gfxdownloadwrapper.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if gfxdownloadwrapper.exe is safe or malware.

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Why does gfxdownloadwrapper.exe access the network?

While investigating gfxdownloadwrapper.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connects to servers controlled by Akamai (and probably used by Intel) at e11.dsca.akamaiedge.net. Akamai CDN servers are most likely used to distribute Intel graphics card software updates.

App All apps 400 KB/s gfxdownloadwrapper.exe e11.dsca.akamaiedge.net 24.3 KB 65.2 KB 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31 Jul 1 Aug 24 Hours Week Month 3 Hours 5 Minutes All Apps Traffic Graph Usage Things Firewall Alerts GlassWire gfxdownloadwrapper.exe GlassWire Control S… Host Process for Wi… 642.9 KB 386.6 KB 129.4 KB 48.4 KB 90.1 KB 21 KB 727 B 30 KB Windows Explorer 31.3 KB 6.7 KB Background Task H… Spooler SubSystem… Device Association F… 24.7 KB 48.4 KB 6.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB Download/Upload H… System 48.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB

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