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Intel Management Engine Interface

What is Intel Management Engine Interface?  (from Intel)

The IntelĀ® ME software components that need to be installed depend on the system's specific hardware and firmware features. The installer detects the system's capabilities and installs the relevant drivers and applications. If the IntelĀ® Management Engine (Intel ME) driver has not been successfully installed, you may ...  Read more


Intel Management Engine Interface is a software program developed by Intel. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named heciudlg.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 16.18 MB (16,966,672 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 68% of users of Intel Management Engine Interface come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Interface
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\system32\heciudlg.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 16.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Management Engine Interface

Program executable:heciudlg.exe
Additional files:
  • atchk.exe - atchk (Displays state of Intel® Active Management Technology.)
  • 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
  • StatusStrings.dll - StatusStrings Link Library (Intel(R) Active Management Technology StatusStrings DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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:1.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00002366%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:139,113
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Intel Management Engine Interface?

Quickly and completely remove Intel® Management Engine Interface from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Intel Management Engine Interface 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 Interface, 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 Interface.

Win XP 42%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 43.00%
Windows Vista 40.46%
Windows 7 14.76%
Windows 8 1.53%
Windows Server 2003 0.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 43.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.95%
Windows Vista Business 16.41%
Windows 7 Professional 5.13%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.45%
  Canada 4.24%
  United Kingdom 3.87%
  Australia 3.32%
  India 2.03%
  Belgium 1.85%
  Sweden 1.85%
  Brazil 1.29%
  Finland 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.11%
  South Africa 1.11%
  Malaysia 0.92%
  Croatia 0.74%
  Romania 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 26.06%
Dell 23.94%
Lenovo 22.73%
Hewlett-Packard 20.30%
Gateway 3.94%
Acer 1.52%
Compaq 0.91%
American Megatrends 0.61%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 755 21.99%
LENOVO 8702z 15.12%
HP Compaq dc5800 Microtow... 6.19%
HP Compaq dc5800 Small Fo... 4.12%
HP Compaq dc7800p Convert... 3.44%
Dell 'XPS A2010' 3.44%

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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