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What is ielowutil.exe?

Ielowutil.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ielowutil.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Ielowutil.exe file information

The process known as Internet Low-Mic Utility Tool or Internet Explorer belongs to software Windows Internet Explorer or Internet Explorer by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Ielowutil.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The file ielowutil.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 222,720 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 115,712 bytes, 222,208 bytes, 339,968 bytes or 186,368 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/ielowutil.exe.html 
The file is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you are having problems with ielowutil.exe, you can remove the entire program VideoDownloader using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify ielowutil.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ielowutil.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ielowutil.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

IELowUtil.exe is the broker process that handles operations which require processing at a Low Integrity level.
  Elena   (further information)
Internet explorer check feeds and web slices for updates with this program. "internet options\content\feeds and web slices\settings". Unchecked "automatically check feeds and web slices for updates" to remove forever ;-)
  Thor   (further information)
Useless if IE is not your default browser. It hogs resources, especially on low end computers,
It runs even if you do not use IE...
Just opened computer and had about 8 open ielowutil.exe. started closing and they all dissappeared
  Tony Rasmus  
This process is a helper process for Internet Explorer's Protected Mode. It's just something to help the security of your computer.
  Motor   (further information)
it is low to medium integrity cookie it is not a virus. it only appears in windows 8.1 after opening internet explorer and can be ended manually after use from task manager. all it is is an extension of internet explorer to make browsing less secure sites 3rdparty cookie sites. reports of it loading even if not using internet explorer is because ie is now an intregated part of windows and can never be fully removed. if you want to stop the process running download a 3rd party process manager which then can either be monitored or disabled from the end user. or reset back to windows 8 which in my opinion is much quicker more responsive uses less cpu ram etc etc and less security issues hope this helps you paranoid guys thinking there is something untoward going on. if you still think there something wrong download malwarebites scan for any malware.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ielowutil.exe: based on 15 votes with 7 user comments.
2 users think ielowutil.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think ielowutil.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade ielowutil.exe ("not sure about it").

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