What is IAStorIcon.exe? How to remove or fix IAStorIcon.exe

So, what is IAStorIcon.exe? Is it safe, or is it a virus? And how do you remove or fix any errors that are associated with it?

These are the questions that have been lacking answers regarding this file. However, I have taken the overwhelm off your shoulders and decided to craft this article so you can better understand this file.

If you have been operating a computer for a while now, I believe that you know which file is more important and which one is not.

An exe file or a file that has the .exe file extension simply means that it is an executable file.

The IAStorIcon.exe file is related to an executable file named node.exe.

The node.exe file is located in your program file’s folder.

Why is this file on your computer?


Some people have been saying that this executable file works like a virus on your PC. Also, some think that the same file works to protect the operating system from other viruses. 

What is being said out there is not true until you prove it. Before you consider the IAStorlcon.exe file to be safe or unsafe, you need to determine or inspect various things.

This file being an executable file, can be a valid Microsoft file, but some pirated files are not the same to your PC. Some malware can attach to your PC and bring damage to your PC.

That said, you must know that some executable files can harm your computer in some cases.

Therefore, I am going to teach you about this executable file in this article. After you read through it, you will b able to decide whether the file is a virus for your operating system or whether it is a valid Microsoft file.

What is IAStorIcon.exe?

IAStorlcon.exe is an executable file a component of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise6 program.

Intel Corporation develops this file, and its size is not so big than 21.53 MB.

It will be wise to compare the size of the file on your PC and see if it matches the above size or not. This information can help to determine whether the file is a trojan or a virus or malware. Also, it can help you see if it is a safe file that will not harm your PC.

Is IAStorIcon.exe Safe, or is it a Virus or Malware?

The first thing that can help you to find out if this file is safe or not is the location of the file.

The location from which the file is running will determine whether the file is a trojan, virus, or malware, or it is just a safe file.

If the file is running from its default location that it should be then, we can say the file is safe to use. However, if the file is executing from elsewhere, then the file can be very much harmful to your computer, and you should immediately get rid of it.

Usually, this file’s original location should be C:\ Program files\ Intel\ Intel(r) rapid storage technology enterprise\ iastorui.exe.

  1. You can use the Task Manager if you want to check where the file is located on your PC.
  2. First, open the task manager by pressing the Windows key + X on your keyboard.
  3. Select the View tab and then choose the columns option after that
  4. Next, select the image path name option for you to add the location column on the window.
  5. Check through the files, and if you see a suspicious location given to this file, then you should put an investigation on it immediately.

You can also make use of the Microsoft Process Explorer to determine the location of this file.

 IAStorIcon.exe file3 location

This tool is can also help you to check whether the file contains a virus or the file is virus-free.

To use this tool, follow the steps below:

  1. Hit Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys on your keyboard simultaneously in order to start the program. Please note that this program does not require installation.
  2. After you have fired it up, go ahead, and activate “Check Legends.” You can find this selection under the Options tab.
  3. Once you activate the Check Legends, click on to the View tab.
  4. Select Columns and add “Verified Signer” as one of the columns.
  5. Now find the IAStorIcon executable file from the list of processes. Navigate o the Verified Signer column, and if you see that the “Verified Signer” status of this process is listed as “Unable to Verify,” you should take a moment look at the process.


Not all good Windows processes have a Verified Signature label, and neither do any bad ones.

Can I Remove or Delete IAStorIcon.exe?

This is a tricky question, but if you determine that the file is unsafe, you can delete it.

However, you should not delete a safe executable file without a valid reason. If the file is secure and you happen to remove it, it may affect the performance of any associated programs that use that file.

Mostly, keeping your software and programs up to date will help you to avoid future problems caused by corrupted files. If you were facing issues that were related to software functionality, you should check driver and software updates more often, so there is little or no risk of such problems occurring.

You can perform a complete system analysis with Reimage if you happen to suspect a file. Reimage is one of the best diagnostic tools for suspicious files. After analyzing the files, it will classify them as malicious or safe. If the file is classified as malicious, this application will delete IAStorIcon.exe and get rid of the associated malware.

Common IAStorIcon.exe Error Messages

Several error messages are associated with IAStorlcon.exe. 

I have tried my best to gather some common IAStorlcon.exe error messages so you can be acknowledged by these error messages in the future.

In case you run into any of the errors below, you should strive to eradicate them immediately.

  1. IAStorlcon.exe application error
  2. IAStorlcon.exe failed
  3. Can not find IAStorlcon.exe
  4. IAStorlcon.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  5. IAStorlcon.exe is not running.
  6. Error starting problem:IAStorlcon.exe
  7. Faulting application path: IAStorlcon.exe

When do these error messages occur?

Well, the above .exe error messages can pop up when you are installing a particular program. There are cases where users had reported this issue when they were executing or running associate software programs that depend on the IAStorlcon.exe.

Also, during the startup or shutdown of Windows, or even during the Windows operating system installation, one of the above errors can show up.

It is very important to keep a record of when and where your IAStorlcon.exe error occurs. This information will be useful when it comes to troubleshooting.

How to fix IAStorlcon.exe

If your computer is well-maintained and clean, then that is one of the best ways you can adopt it to avoid future problems with IAStorlcon.exe.

What I mean is that you should often run malware scans and clean your hard disk using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow. Also, you should always remove or uninstall programs and applications that you no longer need. Some programs are just on your PC to fill up space and cause problems. Therefore, always monitor any auto-start programs (with msconfig). Additionally, enable automatic Windows updates. This is very helpful as Windows updates do come with bug fixes that can just handle some rampant issues.

While you do all of the above, it is also important that you make regular backups or at least define recovery points.

Remembering the last thing you did or the last thing you installed before the problem is important when it comes to .exe files.

Also try to use the resmon command in the command prompt terminal to identify some of the processes that are causing your problem.

You might find the problem to be very serious and annoying such that you are convinced o to reinstall Windows, my advice is to try to repair your installation instead of doing a complete reinstallation.

You can repair Windows 8 by executing the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth. This allows you to repair the operating system without data loss.

Additional tool

The Security Task Manager can help you analyze the IAStorIcon.exe process on your computer. It is such a reliable software since it displays all Windows tasks running, including built-in hidden processes such as the keyboard and browser monitoring or auto-start entries. A single security risk rating indicates the probability that it is spyware, malware, or a potential Trojan horse. This anti-virus detects and removes spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware, and trackers from your hard disk.

Please note that it doesn’t matter what type of Windows version you are using. The IAStorlcon.exe errors can occur in any of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:

  • The Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows ME
  • Microsoft Windows 2000

Method 1: Use cleanmgr

Your Operating system may slow down because of the overloading of processes.

In this case, you can take advantage of the Disk Cleanup tool, which will help you fix any errors associated with this executable file in no time.

Here is what you should do:

  1. Hit the Windows key +Q. This command will open the search box.
  2. Type the word cmd in the search box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys simultaneously in order for it to run.
  3. Grant the administrator privileges when prompted
  4. After the CMD window/terminal opens, type in this command cleanmgr.
  5. Now press the enter key on the keyboard in order to initiate the clean process.

The error message should now be fixed.

Method 2: Use sfc/scannow

When you install an operating system on your PC, it will install an inbuilt system application which you can always use to find any bugs and errors on your PC.

The System File Checker (sfc) is one of those apps that you can use in Windows to scan for bugs.

To fix any errors associated with the IAStorIcon.exe, simply follow the steps that are described below. This should work with the latest version of Windows that: Windows 8 and Windows 10.

  1. Start by pressing Windows + Q keys on your keyboard in order to fire up the windows search box.
  2. In the search box type CMD and then simultaneously press of the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys.
  3. Click on the yes button in order to grant admin permissions for you to open the Command Prompt terminal.
  4. Now, type this command sfc/scannow into the command prompt window and then press the Enter key.
  5. Be patient for the process to finish and then proceed with the task that triggered the error and see if it is fixed.

Method 3: Use MSConfig

If you don’t know what the Msconfig command means, then don’t worry. It is nothing that can harm your PC or files.

What it means in less technical terms is that it is the Microsoft System Configuration Utility that you can use to solve problems regarding any issue.

In order to have only the most important and crucial Windows drivers, you can follow the given steps:

  1. Hit the Windows key + R on your keyboard in order to open the Run dialogue box
  2. In the text field, type in the word CMD and then click OK or hit the Enter button.
  3. The above steps will open the Command Prompt terminal. Now you need to type in this command msconfig 
  4. Afterward, press the enter key on your keyboard.
  5. Click on yes if you are asked for administrator permissions.
  6. Be patient and wait for the entire process to complete then text to see if the error associated with the IAStorIcon.exe file is fixed.


Well, now you are aware whether the IAStorIcon.exe file is a virus, or it is just a safe file for your computer.

If you have any queries regarding this article, feel free to comment we will try to answer all your queries as soon as possible.

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James Abuti is a Windows Technical expert and being a passionate Windows Blogger, he loves to troubleshoot system issues and help others. If you wish to contact him directly, you can do so at james@techzonar.xyz. He is also the founder of https://techzonar.xyz and https://affordany.com/blog.

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