Along with Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller drivers, a utility called "iusb3mon.exe" (Intel USB 3.0 Monitor) was installed at startup.
Its apparent goal is to "monitor" some USB 3.0 functions. My questions are therefore:
- What USB 3.0 functions it monitors in particular?
- What functionality will I lose if I elect to terminate this process?
- Why did Intel deem it significant to run it on Startup?
To clarify the rationale for my question:
From what I can tell, all my USB devices work just fine without this process. When a kernel mode driver has an accompanying usermode process (that's a process within the session, not a service), it's usually to complement the kernel driver with some UI. Did anyone see any UI presented by iusb3mon?