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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,664
United States Rank #1,907
Reach 0.2291%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.30 days
303.98 days >
Average installed length: 159.72 days

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Intel Active Management Technology

What is Intel Active Management Technology?  (from Intel)

Using integrated platform capabilities and popular third-party management and security applications, IntelĀ® Active Management Technology (IntelĀ® AMT) allows IT or managed service providers to better discover, repair, and protect their networked computing assets. Intel AMT enables IT or managed service providers to mana...  Read more


Intel Active Management Technology is a program developed by Intel. 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 main program executable is mesoludlg.exe. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 13.49 MB (14,149,733 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 65% of users of Intel Active Management Technology come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-active-management-technology.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\system32\mesoludlg.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 13.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Active Management Technology

Program executable:mesoludlg.exe
Additional files:
  • lms.exe - Intel(R) Management & Security Application Local Manageability Service (Local Manageability Service)
  • StatusStrings.dll - StatusStrings Link Library (Intel(R) Active Management Technology StatusStrings DLL)
  • atchksrv.exe - atchksrv (Displays state of Intel® Active Management Technology.)
  • atchk.exe - atchk
  • atchkARA.dll
  • atchkCHS.dll
  • atchkCHT.dll
  • atchkCSY.dll
  • atchkDAN.dll
  • atchkDEU.dll
  • atchkELL.dll
  • atchkESN.dll
  • atchkESP.dll
  • atchkFIN.dll
  • atchkFRA.dll
  • atchkHEB.dll
  • atchkHUN.dll
  • atchkITA.dll
  • atchkJPN.dll
  • atchkKOR.dll
  • atchkNLD.dll
  • atchkNOR.dll
  • atchkPLK.dll
  • atchkPTB.dll
  • atchkPTG.dll
  • atchkRUS.dll
  • atchkSKY.dll
  • atchkSLV.dll
  • atchkSVE.dll
  • atchkTHA.dll
  • atchkTRK.dll
  • UNS.exe - Intel(R) Active Management Technology User Notification Service (User Notification Service)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • LMS.EXE runs as a service named 'LMS' (LMS) "Intel(R) Management and Security Application Local Management Service - Allows applications to access the local Intel(R) Management and Security Application using its locally-available selected network interfaces.".
  • UNS.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Active Management Technology User Notification Service' (UNS) "Intel(R) Active Management Technology User Notification Service - Updates the Windows Event Log with notifications of pre defined events received from the local Intel(R) Active Management Technology Device.".
  • atchksrv.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Active Management Technology System Status Service' (atchksrv) "Intel(R) Active Management Technology System Status Service - Displays status of Intel(R) Active Management Technology".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • atchk.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'atchk' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\atchk.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:12.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000419791%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003346%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000852%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:12 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.16 MB
Total CPU:0.0002189567%
Kernel CPU:0.00008859%
User CPU:0.00013037%
CPU cycles/sec:53,801
I/O reads/min:110 Bytes
I/O writes/min:66 Bytes
Memory:1.23 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00002366%
CPU cycles/sec:139,113

How do I remove Intel Active Management Technology?

You can uninstall Intel Active Management Technology 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Intel® Active Management Technology, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Active Management Technology.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.32%
Windows 10 14.76%
Windows XP 11.73%
Windows Vista 8.10%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.27%
Windows 10 Pro 7.78%
Windows Vista Business 6.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.40%
  United Kingdom 4.43%
  Canada 3.78%
  Australia 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.34%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Brazil 1.03%
  Finland 0.99%
  Poland 0.99%
  India 0.91%
  Egypt 0.85%
  Belgium 0.81%
  Israel 0.76%
  DK 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 52.56%
Hewlett-Packard 29.80%
Lenovo 14.02%
Intel 2.44%
Acer 0.53%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 755 21.44%
Dell OptiPlex 780 11.49%
Dell OptiPlex 760 10.07%
Dell OptiPlex 960 5.28%
HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF ... 4.13%
HP EliteBook 6930p 4.10%

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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