What is Intel Delayed launcher and does it need to be enabled at startup ? Thanks in advance
It is a system recovery measure that -- to simplify a bit -- allows you into your computer's operating system before any system files can be accessed by virus/malware. In a nutshell, if your system is attacked by a virus that loads during boot, you will be very thankful you have this enabled. On the other hand, it has a major impact on boot-time, so if you never end up using it, you'll have wasted about 30 seconds of your life every time you boot... Tough call to make, but I'd say if you consider your computer not very prone to virus exposure, don't bother, and if it is, keep it enabled.
The "iastoriconlaunch.exe" or Intel's "Delay Launcher" is a startup application that is part of the Intel Rapid Recovery Technology. It is recommended to keep this process enabled at startup.
Read more about this executable below...