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

What is igfxem.exe?

igfxem.exe is Intel’s main control module for their graphics cards. This Intel module sits between the Intel Graphics card and the Windows OS. It allows your video card to rotate the screen, modify keyboard settings, along with several other important Intel graphic card features.

igfxem.exe Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher igfxem.exe Properties

Publisher: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

igfxem.exe stands for Intel Graphics Executable Main Module.

What does igfxem.exe do?

Igfxem.exe allows your Intel Graphics Card to be fully functional.

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

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Why does igfxem.exe access the network?

While investigating igfxem.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connects to an Akamai CDN network server e11.dsca.akamaiedge.net. It appears it phones home to collect some telemetry data, and to look for software updates. We blocked its network access using GlassWire’s firewall and it seemed to still function normally with no issues.

App All apps 400 KB/s igfxem.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 igfxem.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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