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3% remove it97% keep it
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Global Rank #227
United States Rank #238
Reach 2.9561%
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 197.78 days

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Intel Matrix Storage Manager

What is Intel Matrix Storage Manager?  (from Intel)

Intel Matrix Storage Technology provides new levels of protection, performance, and expandability in 2008 for desktop and mobile platforms. Whether using one or multiple hard drives, users can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption. When using more than one drive the user can have additional...  Read more


Intel Matrix Storage Manager is a program developed by Intel. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Shell.exe. The software installer includes 267 files and is usually about 36.94 MB (38,730,693 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 47% of users of Intel Matrix Storage Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Uninstall\imsmudlg.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 36.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Matrix Storage Manager

Program executable:Shell.exe
Name:Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Shell.exe
Additional files:
  • RAIDWizCFE.dll - Create RAID Volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard
  • RAIDWizCFE_CSY.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_DAN.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_DEU.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_ELL.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_ESP.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_FIN.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_FRA.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_HUN.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_ITA.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_JPN.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_NLD.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_NOR.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_PLK.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_PTB.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_PTG.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_RUS.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_TRK.dll
  • PlugInRAID_CSY.dll - RAID Plug-in for Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
  • PlugInRAID_DAN.dll
  • PlugInRAID_DEU.dll
  • PlugInRAID_ELL.dll
  • PlugInRAID_ENU.dll
  • PlugInRAID_ESP.dll
  • PlugInRAID_FIN.dll
  • PlugInRAID_FRA.dll
  • PlugInRAID_HUN.dll
  • PlugInRAID_ITA.dll
  • PlugInRAID_JPN.dll
  • PlugInRAID_NLD.dll
  • PlugInRAID_NOR.dll
  • PlugInRAID_PLK.dll
  • PlugInRAID_PTB.dll
  • PlugInRAID_PTG.dll
  • PlugInRAID_RUS.dll
  • PlugInRAID_TRK.dll
  • PlugInSATA_CSY.dll - SATA Plug-in for Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
  • PlugInSATA_DAN.dll
  • PlugInSATA_DEU.dll
  • PlugInSATA_ELL.dll
  • PlugInSATA_ENU.dll
  • PlugInSATA_ESP.dll
  • PlugInSATA_FIN.dll
  • PlugInSATA_FRA.dll
  • PlugInSATA_HUN.dll
  • PlugInSATA_ITA.dll
  • PlugInSATA_JPN.dll
  • PlugInSATA_NLD.dll
  • PlugInSATA_NOR.dll
  • PlugInSATA_PLK.dll
  • PlugInSATA_PTB.dll
  • PlugInSATA_PTG.dll
  • PlugInSATA_RUS.dll
  • PlugInSATA_TRK.dll
  • ISDI.dll - Intel Storage Driver Interface Dynamic Lib
  • Shell.exe - Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
  • Shell_CSY.dll
  • Shell_DAN.dll
  • Shell_DEU.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Shell.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7C8E4111-6D94-4BB1-967B-46FD42AFE580}' (runs on registration).
  • IAAnotif.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FBADFBF2-871A-4219-93A3-ACE0DB84CEA6}' (runs on registration).
  • IAANTmon.exe runs as a service named 'IAANTMON' (IAANTMON).
Startup File (User Run)
  • IAAnotif.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'IAAnotif' and executes as C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • migrStatus.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'RAID_Migration_Status' which loads as C:\Program Files1\Intel\INTELM~1\MigrStatus.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • IAAnotif.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IAAnotif' which loads as C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Shell.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Shell.exe'.

How do I remove Intel Matrix Storage Manager?

Quickly and completely remove Intel® Matrix Storage Manager from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Intel Matrix Storage Manager from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Intel® Matrix Storage Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Intel Matrix Storage Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.96%
Windows Vista 18.27%
Windows 8 4.18%
Windows XP 1.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Windows 8.1 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.63%
Windows 7 Professional 8.04%
Windows 7 Starter 6.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.11%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.03%
  Germany 8.07%
  United Kingdom 7.16%
  France 4.40%
  Canada 3.79%
  Italy 3.31%
  Spain 1.84%
  Australia 1.82%
  Netherlands 1.79%
  Belgium 1.46%
  Brazil 1.43%
  Sweden 1.00%
  Japan 0.81%
  Poland 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.21%
Acer 24.29%
Toshiba 20.50%
Dell 13.66%
Samsung 8.01%
Sony 3.36%
Lenovo 2.26%
Medion 0.89%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 9.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.59%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.47%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com


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