What does the ielowutil.exe file do?
The ielowutil.exe process is also known as Internet Low-Mic Utility Tool or, as the case may be, Internet Explorer and is a part of Windows Internet Explorer. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of ielowutil.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Internet Low-Mic Utility Tool has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Internet Low-Mic Utility Tool has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ielowutil.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ielowutil.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ielowutil.exe Internet Low-Mic Utility Tool
ielowutil.exe is part of Windows. The file ielowutil.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 222,720 bytes (57% of all these files), 115,712 bytes, 222,208 bytes or, as the case may be, 223,232 bytes.
This file is a Windows system file. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 2% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ielowutil.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about ielowutil?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
How to uninstall Windows Internet Explorer
To remove Internet Low-Mic Utility Tool from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Windows Internet Explorer in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ielowutil.exe (Internet Low-Mic Utility Tool) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Internet Low-Mic Utility Tool. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Internet Low-Mic Utility Tool or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.