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Should I remove Intel USB eXtensible Host Controller Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #228
United States Rank #254
Reach 2.9437%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.88 days
556.95 days >
Average installed length: 292.64 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.0.4.51 0.01%
4.0.3.49 0.01%
4.0.2.42 0.01%
4.0.1.40 0.03%
4.0.0.36 0.70%
4.0.0.29 0.00%
4.0.0.27 0.07%
3.0.5.69 0.64%
3.0.4.65 0.59%
3.0.3.60 0.55%
3.0.2.54 1.25%
3.0.1.41 2.16%
3.0.0.34 1.92%
3.0.0.33 0.38%
3.0.0.20 0.12%
3.0.0.19 1.05%
3.0.0.16r 0.00%
3.0.0.160 0.00%
3.0.0.16 4.28%
3.0.0.12 0.01%
2.5.4.40 2.40%
2.5.3.34 3.54%
2.5.2.32 0.87%
2.5.1.28 3.43%
2.5.1.26 0.00%
2.5.0.19+ 0.00%
2.5.0.19 13.82%
2.0.0.102 1.69%
2.0.0.100 1.31%
1.0.9.254 1.75%
1.0.8.251 3.62%
1.0.7.248 2.44%
1.0.6.245 2.55%
1.0.5.235 7.71%
1.0.4.225 6.77%
1.0.4.220 10.49%
1.0.3.214 10.70%
1.0.10.255 3.66%
1.0.1.209 6.11%
1.0.0.199 3.36%
1.0.0.178 0.00%
1.0.0.134 0.01%
1.0.0.105 0.00%

Other programs by Intel

Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver

What is Intel USB eXtensible Host Controller Driver?

eXtensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) is a computer interface specification that defines a register-level description of a Host Controller for Universal Serial bus (USB), which is capable of interfacing to USB 1.x, 2.0, and 3.0 compatible devices. The specification is also referred to as the USB 3.0 Host Controller specification. Support for Streams was added to the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed specification, primarily to enable high performance storage operations over USB.

Overview

The most used version is 2.5.0.19, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 4.01 MB (4,207,684 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Uninstall\setup.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 4.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver

  • iusb3hub.sys - USB 3.0 Device Driver (Intel(R) USB 3.0 Hub Driver)
  • iusb3xhc.sys - Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
  • Drv64.exe - Intel(R) Installation Framework (64 bit driver installer)
  • Setup.exe
  • iusb3mon.dll - Intel(R) USB 3.0 Monitor (iusb3mon)
  • iusb3mon.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • iusb3mon.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named USB3MON (2).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iusb3mon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'USB3MON' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • iusb3mon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

iusb3mon.exe
Memory:2.52 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000290885%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001454%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001454%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Intel USB eXtensible Host Controller Driver?

Quickly and completely remove Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver 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 USB eXtensible Host Controller Driver 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(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver, 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 USB eXtensible Host Controller Driver.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.95%
Windows 8 7.98%
Windows XP 0.07%
Windows Vista 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 36.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.20%
Windows 10 Pro 4.05%
Windows 10 Home 3.59%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.64%
  United Kingdom 4.91%
  France 4.40%
  Canada 3.36%
  Germany 2.96%
  Australia 2.80%
  Italy 1.95%
  Netherlands 1.82%
  India 1.75%
  Brazil 1.46%
  Sweden 1.35%
  Belgium 1.08%
  Russia 1.04%
  Spain 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.31%
Hewlett-Packard 21.98%
ASUS 15.46%
Acer 14.02%
Toshiba 7.60%
Lenovo 6.00%
Samsung 1.99%
MSI 1.61%
Alienware 1.56%
Sony 1.28%
Apple 0.71%
GIGABYTE 0.61%
Common models
ASUS All Series 15.29%
Dell Inspiron 5520 2.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.62%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.46%
HP ProBook 4540s 2.23%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.12%

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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