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7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #5,268
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Intel Network Connections

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What is Intel Network Connections?

Intel Network Connections the LAN driver for Intel® Desktop Boards with the Intel PRO Network Connection.

About  (from Intel)

The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides support for all network connections that are built into a motherboard and all OEM versions of network adapters. The drivers your computer manufacturer provides are validated to work with your system. Your computer manufacturer might have customized the drivers and soft...  Read more


Intel Network Connections 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 21.97 MB (23,038,300 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 48% of users of Intel Network Connections come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Intel.com
Help link: www.intel.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i{D2B1C10F-369B-40BC-B550-271F968C5EE0} ARPREMOVE=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Network Connections

  • LMS.exe - Intel(R) Active Management Technology Local Manageability Service (Local Manageability Service)
  • UNS.exe - Intel(R) Active Management Technology User Notification Service (User Notification Service)
  • atchksrv.exe - atchksrv (Displays state of Intel® Active Management Technology.)
  • atchk.exe - atchk
  • ncs2prov.exe - Intel (R) PROSet for Windows* Device Manager (NCS2Prov Module)
  • PROSetCL.exe - Intel(R) PROSet for Windows* Command Line
  • HeciServer.exe - Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service Interface

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Services
  • 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.".
  • LMS.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Active Management Technology Local Management Service' (LMS) "Intel(R) Active Management Technology Local Management Service - Allows applications to access the local Intel(R) Active Management Technology using its locally-available SOAP interfaces.".
  • 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".
  • HeciServer.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service Interface' (Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service Interface) "Version: 1.24.388.1".
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:2.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000965170%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003644%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006008%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:97,641
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:45 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 Network Connections?

Quickly and completely remove Intel(R) Network Connections from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Intel Network Connections 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(R) Network Connections, 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 Network Connections.

Win 7 (SP1) 87%
Win XP 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 90.07%
Windows 10 7.69%
Windows XP 1.45%
Windows Vista 0.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 39.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.59%
Windows 10 Pro 5.29%
Windows 10 Home 1.82%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.37%
  Germany 6.62%
  United Kingdom 6.33%
  France 5.21%
  Canada 4.53%
  Italy 3.65%
  Sweden 1.90%
  Australia 1.56%
  Brazil 1.51%
  Taiwan 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.36%
  Norway 1.31%
  DK 1.02%
  Switzerland 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.75%
ASUS 24.63%
Acer 15.56%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
Intel 6.62%
Lenovo 4.41%
Medion 1.59%
Alienware 0.74%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 7010 19.67%
Dell Latitude 6430U 9.21%
Dell OptiPlex 9010 8.16%
ASUSTeK BM6820_BM6620_BP6... 5.65%
Dell Latitude 3330 5.44%
ASUSTeK BM6835_BM6635_BP6... 4.39%

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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