What is irw.exe in windows vista?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ameeps, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. ameeps macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2008
    I was looking to disable some startup programs in vista (thru bootcamp) and i noticed
    IRW.exe (C:\Windows\system32\IRW.exe).

    I looked it up online and most things i read said it was some sort of malware (probably a virus). I also found that it is made by apple. So is this part of bootcamp or is it a virus. (i dont see how it can be a virus because i just installed windows and have not downloaded anything at all yet).
  2. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    Boot Camp

    it's the IR control app. if you won't need the remote, you should be fine removing it from startup. best of luck.
  3. ameeps thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2008
    what remote?

    What remote? the apple remote that (used to) comes with your computer?
  4. jmadlena Guest

    Yes, the Apple Remote.

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