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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
9.5.15.1730 25.00%
9.0.10.1372 25.00%
7.1.40.1161 25.00%
7.0.0.1144 25.00%

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Intel Management Engine Components

What is Intel Management Engine Components?  (from Intel)

IMEI is an interface that uses the Intel ME hardware features to enable an interaction between high- and low-level hardware systems in a system. With this Intel feature, the administrators can now handle the tasks without intervention of the human beings. This has simplified various tasks in a computer system. Manageme...  Read more

Overview

Intel Management Engine Components is a program developed by Intel. The most used version is 9.5.15.1730, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 24.66 MB (25,857,889 bytes). IntelWebAPIUpdaterActiveX.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 78% of users of Intel Management Engine Components come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?lang=eng&DwnldID=20078
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\Uninstall\setup.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 24.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Management Engine Components

  • PowerOperationsService.dll - Intel(R) Management and Security Application Local Manageability Service (Power Operations Service)
  • UNS.exe - Intel(R) Management and Security Application User Notification Service (User Notification Service)
  • WsmanClient.dll - Wsman Client
  • ComEventHandler.dll - Intel(R) Management and Security Application Local Management Service (Com event handler)
  • Common.dll - Common
  • Configurator.dll - Configurator
  • EventManager.dll - Event Manager
  • GmsCommon.dll - GMS Common
  • HistoryEventHandler.dll - History Event Handler
  • HostChangesNotificationService.dll - Host Changes Notification Service
  • IPRefreshService.dll - IP Refresh Service
  • LMS.exe - Intel(R) Local Management Service
  • NapNacService.dll - NapNac Service
  • PartialFWUpdateService.dll - Partial FirmWare Update Service
  • PortForwardingService.dll - Port Forwarding Service
  • SharedStaticIPService.dll - Shared Static IP Service
  • SoapServerService.dll - Soap Server Service
  • StatusEventHandler.dll - Status Event Handler
  • TimeSyncService.dll - Time Synchronization Service
  • WinLogEventHandler.dll - Win Log Event Handler
  • WMIEventHandler.dll - WMI Event Handler
  • MeProv.dll - Intel(R) Management Engine Provider Dynamic Link Library
  • JHI.dll - Intel(R) Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface (Intel(R) Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface DLL)
  • jhi_service.exe
  • JhiSharp.dll
  • PrivacyIconClient.exe - Intel(R) Management and Security Status
  • PrivacyIconClient.resources.dll
  • iha.dll - Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT Host Agent DLL)
  • IntelWebAPIIPTActiveX.dll - Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • IntelWebAPIUpdaterActiveX.dll - Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • iptWys.dll - Intel® IPT Protected Transaction Display DLL
  • npIntelWebAPIIPT.dll
  • npIntelWebAPIUpdater.dll
  • Setup.exe - Intel(R) Management Engine Components (Intel(R) Management Engine Components installer)
  • Drv64.exe - Intel(R) Installation Framework (64 bit driver installer)
  • StatusStrings.dll - StatusStrings Link Library (Intel(R) Active Management Technology StatusStrings DLL)
  • PIconStartup.exe - Intel(R) PIconStartup (PIcon startup utility)
  • IntelMeFWService.exe - Intel(R) ME Service
  • UpdateServiceCProxy.dll - UpdateServiceCProxy
  • AMT_SW_GUI.dll - AMT_SW_GUI

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npIntelWebAPIUpdater.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npIntelWebAPIUpdater.dll'.
  • npIntelWebAPIIPT.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npIntelWebAPIIPT.dll'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • npIntelWebAPIIPT.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'ipta' with a plugin key of [email protected]/Intel WebAPI ipt;version=3.5.29' for all users of the PC.
  • npIntelWebAPIUpdater.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'updater' with a plugin key of [email protected]/Intel WebAPI updater' for all users of the PC.
4 Services
  • LMS.exe runs as a service named 'LMS' (LMS) "Intel(R) Management and Security Application Local Management Service - Provides OS-related Intel(R) ME functionality.".
  • jhi_service.exe runs as a service named 'jhi_service' (jhi_service) "Intel(R) Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface Service - Allows applications to access the local Intel (R) DAL".
  • IntelMeFWService.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) ME Service' (Intel(R) ME Service) "Intel?Manageability Engine Service (Intel?ME Service)".
  • UNS.exe runs as a service named 'UNS' (UNS) "Intel(R) Management and Security Application User Notification Service - Updates the Windows Event Log with notifications of pre defined events received from the local Intel(R) Management and Security Application Device.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PIconStartup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IMSS' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IMSS\PIconStartup.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

UNS.exe
Memory:3.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0048150631%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00109485%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00372021%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,928
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:115 Bytes
435.61 KB average
LMS.exe
Memory:3.12 MB
Total CPU:0.0001058231%
Kernel CPU:0.00004960%
User CPU:0.00005622%
CPU cycles/sec:18,129
I/O reads/min:1.3 KB
jhi_service.exe
Memory:1.15 MB
Total CPU:0.0000224447%
Kernel CPU:0.00001864%
User CPU:0.00000381%
CPU cycles/sec:807
I/O reads/min:27 Bytes

How do I remove Intel Management Engine Components?

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Or, you can uninstall Intel Management Engine Components from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Intel Management Engine Components, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Intel Management Engine Components.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.78%
  France 11.11%
  Italy 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 66.67%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
ASUSTeK N53SV 25.00%
ASUSTeK G750JW 25.00%
Dell OptiPlex 790 25.00%
MSI MS-7811 25.00%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com

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