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Intel Matrix Storage Manager

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Intel Matrix Storage Manager 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named shell.exe. The setup package generally installs about 165 files and is usually about 10.51 MB (11,023,592 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 17% of users of Intel Matrix Storage Manager come from Italy, it is also popular in Germany and France.

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: 10.51 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_DEU.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_ESP.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_FRA.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_HEB.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_ITA.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_NLD.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_PLK.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_SVE.dll
  • PlugInRAID_DEU.dll - RAID Plug-in for Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
  • PlugInRAID_ENU.dll
  • PlugInRAID_ESP.dll
  • PlugInRAID_FRA.dll
  • PlugInRAID_HEB.dll
  • PlugInRAID_ITA.dll
  • PlugInRAID_NLD.dll
  • PlugInRAID_PLK.dll
  • PlugInRAID_SVE.dll
  • PlugInSATA_DEU.dll - SATA Plug-in for Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
  • PlugInSATA_ENU.dll
  • PlugInSATA_ESP.dll
  • PlugInSATA_FRA.dll
  • PlugInSATA_HEB.dll
  • PlugInSATA_ITA.dll
  • PlugInSATA_NLD.dll
  • PlugInSATA_PLK.dll
  • PlugInSATA_SVE.dll
  • ISDI.dll - Intel Storage Driver Interface Dynamic Lib
  • Shell_DEU.dll - Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
  • Shell_ENU.dll
  • Shell_ESP.dll
  • Shell_FRA.dll
  • Shell_HEB.dll
  • Shell_ITA.dll
  • Shell_NLD.dll
  • Shell_PLK.dll
  • Shell_SVE.dll
  • migrStatus.exe - RAID Plug-in Migration Status
  • MigrStatus_DEU.dll
  • MigrStatus_ENU.dll
  • MigrStatus_ESP.dll
  • MigrStatus_FRA.dll
  • MigrStatus_HEB.dll
  • MigrStatus_ITA.dll
  • MigrStatus_NLD.dll
  • MigrStatus_PLK.dll
  • MigrStatus_SVE.dll
  • RAIDWizR.dll - Rebuild RAID Volume Wizard
  • RAIDWizR_DEU.dll
  • RAIDWizR_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizR_ESP.dll
  • RAIDWizR_FRA.dll
  • RAIDWizR_HEB.dll
  • RAIDWizR_ITA.dll
  • RAIDWizR_NLD.dll
  • RAIDWizR_PLK.dll
  • RAIDWizR_SVE.dll
  • RAIDWizC.dll - Create RAID Volume Wizard
  • RAIDWizC_DEU.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Shell.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{17EAFC00-28A6-43AA-977A-4EE25809A5C7}' (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(R) Matrix Storage Manager from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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(R) 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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.38%
Windows Vista 16.34%
Windows XP 10.68%
Windows 10 8.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Starter 25.05%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.11%
Windows 7 Professional 5.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.90% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 16.90%
  Germany 14.07%
  France 9.81%
  United States 6.87%
  Brazil 6.22%
  Spain 5.23%
  Slovakia 3.71%
  Netherlands 2.94%
  Belgium 2.51%
  Austria 1.96%
  Slovenia 1.96%
  Mexico 1.85%
  Poland 1.74%
  Croatia 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.74%
Acer 33.85%
Lenovo 7.44%
Dell 4.62%
Medion 2.69%
Packard Bell 2.69%
Toshiba 2.56%
ASUS 1.15%
Intel 0.26%
Common models
HP Mini 210-1000 11.35%
HP Mini 110-3100 6.22%
HP Mini 210-2000 6.22%
Acer Aspire X3810 5.00%
Acer Aspire one 4.86%
Acer Aspire 6930G 4.59%

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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