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.

The Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service does not exist in:

Default Settings

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

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config IEEtwCollectorService start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The IEEtwCollectorService service is using the IEEtwCollector.exe file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 8 installation media.