Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service (IEEtwCollectorService) Defaults in Windows 8

ETW Collector Service for Internet Explorer. When running, this service collects real time ETW events and processes them.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service
Service name:IEEtwCollectorService
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\IEEtwCollector.exe /V
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IEEtwCollectorService
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeSystemProfilePrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service is a Win32 program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service is started, it runs as LocalSystem in its own process of IEEtwCollector.exe. If Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the IEEtwCollectorService service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_IEEtwCollectorService_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The IEEtwCollectorService service is using the IEEtwCollector.exe file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.