Windows 8 Services

Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service - Windows 8 Service

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

This service also exists in Windows 10.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core not exists Manual Manual
Pro not exists Manual Manual
Enterprise not exists Manual Manual

Default Properties

Display name:Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service
Service name:IEEtwCollectorService
Path:%WinDir%\system32\IEEtwCollector.exe /V
Error control:normal
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeSystemProfilePrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service runs as LocalSystem in its own process of IEEtwCollector.exe. It does not share its process with other services. If Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the IEEtwCollectorService service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreInternetExplorerETWCollectorServiceWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

Note. Make sure that the IEEtwCollector.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.

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