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Intel Matrix Storage Manager and Intel Turbo Memory

What is Intel Matrix Storage Manager and Intel Turbo Memory?  (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

Overview

Intel Matrix Storage Manager and Intel Turbo Memory is a software program developed by Intel. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named shell.exe. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 20.54 MB (21,542,083 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 54% of users of Intel Matrix Storage Manager and Intel Turbo Memory come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada 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: 20.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Matrix Storage Manager and Intel Turbo Memory

Program executable:shell.exe
Name:Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
Path:C:\Program Files\intel\intel matrix storage manager\shell.exe
MD5:e25044edf184f72987062b69707eac5d
Additional files:
  • RAIDWizCFE.dll - Create RAID Volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard
  • RAIDWizCFE_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_NLD.dll
  • PlugInRAID_ENU.dll - RAID Plug-in for Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
  • PlugInRAID_NLD.dll
  • PlugInSATA_ENU.dll - SATA Plug-in for Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
  • PlugInSATA_NLD.dll
  • ISDI.dll - Intel Storage Driver Interface Dynamic Lib
  • Shell_ENU.dll - Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
  • Shell_NLD.dll
  • migrStatus.exe - RAID Plug-in Migration Status
  • MigrStatus_ENU.dll
  • MigrStatus_NLD.dll
  • RAIDWizR.dll - Rebuild RAID Volume Wizard
  • RAIDWizR_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizR_NLD.dll
  • RAIDWizC.dll - Create RAID Volume Wizard
  • RAIDWizC_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizC_NLD.dll
  • RAIDWizD.dll - Delete RAID Volume Wizard
  • RAIDWizD_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizD_NLD.dll
  • RAIDWizM.dll - Modify RAID Volume Wizard
  • RAIDWizM_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizM_NLD.dll
  • IAAMON_ENU.dll - RAID Event Monitor (Event Monitor User Notification Tool)
  • Iaamon_NLD.dll
  • IAAnotif.exe
  • RaidWizCnG.dll - Clone-n-Go Wizard
  • RAIDWizCnG_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizCnG_NLD.dll
  • PI_IMSM.dll - RAID CCU plug-in
  • IAANTmon.exe - RAID Monitor

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Shell.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7C8E4111-6D94-4BB1-967B-46FD42AFE580}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • 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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

IAAnotif.exe
Memory:2.46 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000117781%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000863%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000315%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:734
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average
IAANTmon.exe
Memory:2.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0001839246%
Kernel CPU:0.00008554%
User CPU:0.00009839%
CPU cycles/sec:25,658
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes

How do I remove Intel Matrix Storage Manager and Intel Turbo Memory?

Quickly and completely remove Intel® Matrix Storage Manager and Intel® Turbo Memory 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 and Intel Turbo Memory 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 and Intel® Turbo Memory, 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 and Intel Turbo Memory.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win Vista 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.58%
Windows Vista 18.32%
Windows 8 2.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 36.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.88%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.63%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.49%
Windows Vista Business 5.88%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.36%
  Canada 7.05%
  United Kingdom 5.81%
  Germany 3.32%
  BG 2.07%
  Croatia 2.07%
  United Arab Emirates 1.66%
  Australia 1.66%
  Spain 1.66%
  Poland 1.66%
  Romania 1.24%
  Saudi Arabia 1.24%
  Sweden 1.24%
  DK 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 73.98%
Toshiba 10.57%
Hewlett-Packard 4.07%
Acer 3.25%
Sahara 3.25%
ASUS 2.44%
Dell 2.44%
Common models
LENOVO 2081CTO 4.22%
LENOVO 4058CTO 4.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 4.22%
LENOVO 7448CTO 3.01%
LENOVO 2764CTO 3.01%
ASUSTeK N51Vf 2.41%

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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