What is IELowutil.exe? Should I remove it?

IELowutil.exe is a legitimate file, which can be found in Windows Vista and later OS. It is related to Internet Explorer, which uses this file to better handle Low Integrity level operations in it. In other words, it is needed for checking the feeds and web slices for updates and similar activities. However, there are hundreds of people who report that they can't use their computers normally because of Ielowutil.exe. They report about system slow downs and such error messages:

This application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

If you are also suffering from this issue, you can fix it by following these steps:

Go into Internet options by right-clicking on the IE icon
Here, go to Content → Feeds and web slices → Settings.
Now uncheck “Automatically check feeds and web slices for updates”.


IELowutil.exe can't be found on Windows XP systems, so if you noticed it there, it might be that this file is dangerous. Malware creators tend to use the same file names when giving names to their malicious processes so that they could hide their own viruses. In order to check the trustworthiness of IELowutil.exe, you should scan a PC with RegCure Pro.

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