Corruption of system files or any important file that helps in running an application leads to system errors. iusb3mon.exe system error is being faced by many people and if you are one of them and searching the ways to fix it, this guide will help you.
What is iusb3mon.exe
iusb3mon.exe is a software component file of Intel USB Version 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller, which is developed by Intel Corporation. iusb3mon is also known as Intel USB 3.0 monitor. It monitors the plug-and-play events of USB and shows pop-up notifications to the user.
The file has no importance as Windows 10 comes with a core USB Monitoring System. It is known to cause a few problems to the user. You can uninstall it anytime if it is creating issues for you. The file is usually located in a subfolder of C:\Program Files (x86)”—normally C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\
There are also some proven instances where some malware is camouflaged as iusb3mon.exe which is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. You need to check and remove it at any cost if it is located in the System32 folder.
Fix iusb3mon.exe system or application error
There are many errors that are associated with iusb3mon.exe. You might see any of the following errors.
- iusb3mon.exe Application Error
- iusb3mon.exe failed
- iusb3mon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience
- iusb3mon.exe is not a valid Win32 application
- iusb3mon.exe is not running
- iusb3mon.exe not found
- Cannot find iusb3mon.exe
- Error starting program: iusb3mon.exe
- Faulting Application Path: iusb3mon.exe
In order to fix the iusb3mon.exe system errors, first, you need to understand if it is a genuine component or is it a malware file camouflaged as iusb3mon.exe. The following are the fixes that can help you in doing so and fix the issue for good.
- Run Antivirus and Anti-malware programs
- Check for Driver Updates
- Reinstall Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
- Run System Restore
Let’s see the fixes in a detailed way, and see how we can use them to fix the iusb3mon.exe system error.
1] Run Antivirus and Anti-malware programs
The first thing we have to do when we are facing an iusb3mon.exe system error which has a proven history of malware camouflaging as a software component file is to run antivirus and anti-malware to detect if it is safe or not. Running them gives you an idea of what it is, and it will be automatically fixed by the antivirus or anti-malware programs if they find it harmful for your PC.
2] Check for driver updates
Since the isub3mon.exe is a part of Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver, check for its update and if there is any update available, install it to fix the error. Updating the driver will fix the error and save your PC from trouble.
3] Reinstall Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
If the error associated with iusb3mon.exe is still not fixed with the updates, you have to uninstall the driver completely and reinstall it. You can download the original driver file on intel.com and install it manually. This will be a fresh start for the driver and the error you are seeing with iusb3mon.exe should be resolved.
4] Reset your PC
Resetting your PC is the last measure that you should take if the iusb3mon.exe system error is not fixed with the above fixes. Your personal data will be safe even after the reset, but you will see factory settings of Windows 10/11 restored.
These are the possible ways to fix the iusb3mon.exe system error which is troubling a lot of PCs. If you have any doubts or suggestions, please do mention them in the comments section.
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