What is IAStorIcon?


What is IAStorIcon?
IAStorIcon is an executable file, which Intel developed. It is a program file associated to Intel Rapid Recovery Technology. The file is meant to provide the user a fast and easy method in recovering data and bring back the system to a status, which is operational. Most people thought that IAStorIcon is a type of malware or virus. However, it is not for it is legitimately developed by Intel Corp. Moreover, various third-party software programs and hardware require the executable file. Therefore, it should not be disabled.

The problem most PC users encounter among system errors is the IAStorIcon.exe error. Since, most PC users think that IAStorIcon is a type of malicious program, they tend delete or disable the executable file. However, this is not always the case. There are times that the file may have been corrupted or infected by a virus. Once this file is deleted, corrupted or infected by some types of malware, an error message will pop up your screen.

When a user encounters a pop up IAStorIcon.exe error, it is because you tried to open a file that is associated to the executable file. The file is requiring the executable file but to no avail because it may be deleted, disabled, corrupted or infected. IAStorIcon may stop various programs and most commonly, some other programs will not correctly run. Moreover, the error may slow down the whole computer system. The error will result in the system’s poor performance. Therefore, it should be fixed immediately.

There are specific reasons why IAStorIcon.exe Error occurs. Below are some of possible causes of IAStorIcon.exe Error.

  • A program associated with IAStorIcon was deleted. Sometimes a program may remove the dll file through the process of uninstallation. The deleted dll file might be needed by the operating system or another program so an error will occur.
  • An older version of the dll file might have overwritten the dll file. This happens when new programs were installed.
  • Sometimes bad installation happens and it may cause an error to the IAStorIcon.
  • A user or another program might have mistakenly or maliciously deleted the dll or other associated files to IAStorIcon
  • A dll file may have been deleted by a Trojan or other types of malicious programs
  • There are times when the Windows registry is filled with incorrect or invalid dll entries. When this happens, an IAStorIcon.exe Error may pop up.
  • On the other hand, your PC will show signs or symptoms if there is something wrong with its system’s IAStorIcon.exe file. Below are signs that the executable file might need to be fixed.

  • IAStorIcon.exe is taking up too much of your system resources. This will result to an extremely slow computer.
  • Your computer system fails to launch various applications due to its association with the corrupted or missing exe file.
  • The most obvious is the pop up IAStorIcon.exe error that appears when you boot your system or when you launch an application.
  • Oftentimes, the computer freezes, crash or the BSOD apprears.
  • IAStorIcon.exe error is a common PC problem; however, this problem must be fixed. As for recommendation, it is not advised to fix this problem by your self. The better thing to do is to let a PC technician fix it for you. On the other hand, most of the time, the error is caused by a Windows registry error. This can be solved by using an application that fixes registry errors.

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    12 Responses

    1. James Close

      April 11, 2011 12:09 am

      I had IAstorIcon.exe error pop up on my screen as a result from a firefox.exe – Bad Image pop up on my screen which I an not get rid of. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Regards Jim

    2. peter Lulzsec

      June 22, 2011 4:11 pm

      It works to turn windows back in time if you get this error on boot up.

      start menu – search “System Restore” and click the first in the list name = system restore – follow steps and chose how long you will recover

      there you go 🙂 oh, and of course reset it to a time before you get the error

    3. Gabriel

      November 13, 2011 12:52 pm

      Whenever I logged on to my user id on a computer I share with a family member, I received an error message that IAstoricon could not be found; I was able to proceed with my logon, but my desktop background was blacked out, and I also had issues with IEv9 (constant default search provider error messages). The other users accounts worked fine (all have administrator rights). I beat my head against the wall trying to solve these issues, which seemed disconnected, but had both begun about the same time that I had changed a folder permission setting. All other suggestions I found on the Net involved registry changes, updating Intel drivers, and deleting a possibly corrupted user account.

      I initially tried to restore back to an earlier point where I knew my user account was working without problems. This didn’t solve any of my issues.

      I discovered the problem when I tried to download CCleaner to try to delete possible malware fragments or bad registry keys. IE9 wouldn’t download or allow me to view downloads; I tried to download from Firefox instead, which gave me an error message that IE9 should have given: unable to download due to changes not allowed in Temp folder.

      It turns out that I had changed my permissions for my user ID as a whole a few days earlier, instead of localizing the restricted permission to a specific folder/document, a change that in effect didn’t allow required access to system settings that were established through the primary administrator account at setup. All I had to do was navigate to my own folder (C:>users>myname), and change the share & permissions settings to include the primary administrator (the account that created my user account).

      That’s not exactly a highly technical or elegant way of stating the solution, but it’s what the issue was, and solved both the IAstoricon error message, my jacked up desktop appearance, and IE9 error problems (which included not being able to download programs or view downloads, since my Temp folder wouldn’t permit changes due to the bad share/permissions settings reflected in my User profile).

    4. galen

      November 15, 2011 12:08 pm

      second roll back still getting the error windows says Iastorlcon has stopped working and will look for solution ( Any help i would be great full ) sorry to say Adobe reader * wacked my pc bad cant roll back any farther er at least dont wana any fix i be happy to read thanks

      • Gabriela

        August 4, 2012 9:25 am

        how do I fix my computer Iastricom has stopped working and will look for a solution, pls help me my computer is very slow.

    5. An_dz

      November 19, 2011 11:40 am

      This program is not that useful as this article describes, in truth it just controls the tray icon.

      If you have hidden it in the Intel Rapid Storage Technology panel, remove it from starting with Windows. You’ll save your boot time and few RAM and CPU.

    6. lucky

      April 26, 2012 1:32 pm

      how can i solve iastoricon problem? it affects my laptop very badly it shows everytime a popup box that iastoricon is not working when i logon my laptop…so plz gave me some solutions for it..

    7. Johnny

      August 6, 2012 10:46 am

      am I blind? the article keeps referring to steps to fix this but never presents the actual steps… and this occurs the minute I boot up a new computer…. all I remove is the stupid norton internet security that comes with it….. and I get this stupid message when I reboot…..

    8. Meyer

      March 11, 2013 1:09 pm

      Go to add/remove programs and uninstall it. If you want it back go to Intel, download, and reinstall. I just uninstalled and the sky did not fall.

    9. Bad happens

      March 16, 2013 9:01 pm

      “Sometimes bad installation happens and it may cause an error to the IAStorIcon.”

      … u have *no* clue, do u?…. ur just babbling off random stuff and including this as ultimate fallback line? :p


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