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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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United States Rank #8,766
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Intel Network Connections

What is Intel Network Connections?

Intel Network Connections the LAN driver for IntelĀ® 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 23.3 MB (24,429,085 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 45% of users of Intel Network Connections come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Intel.com
Help link: www.intel.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i{D54ADF6B-2164-4394-AF70-2778422E9DD8} ARPREMOVE=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Network Connections

  • IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe - IAStorDataSvc
  • IAStorIcon.exe - IAStorIcon
  • IAStorHelp.exe
  • IAStorUI.exe
  • ITMService.exe
  • Setup.exe
  • HeciServer.exe - Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service Interface
  • ncs2prov.exe - Intel (R) PROSet for Windows* Device Manager (NCS2Prov Module)
  • PROSetCL.exe - Intel(R) PROSet for Windows* Command Line

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • IAStorUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{91810321-6917-438B-BCFC-9ED567507553}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe runs as a service named 'IAStorDataMgrSvc' (IAStorDataMgrSvc) "Provides storage event notification and manages communication between the storage driver and user space applications.".
  • 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)
  • IAStorIcon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IAStorIcon' which loads as C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0072379882%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00271974%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00451825%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:946,659
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.21 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.52 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:25.02 MB
Total CPU:0.0048427649%
Kernel CPU:0.00164368%
User CPU:0.00319909%
CPU cycles/sec:2,890,237
I/O reads/min:15.38 KB
I/O writes/min:4.95 KB
Memory:1.9 MB
Total CPU:0.0000103003%
Kernel CPU:0.00000629%
User CPU:0.00000401%
CPU cycles/sec:895
I/O reads/min:60 Bytes

How do I remove Intel Network Connections?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Network Connections.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.87%
Windows 10 22.03%
Windows Vista 2.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 30.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.20%
Windows 10 Pro 4.92%
Windows 8 Pro 4.22%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.11%
  Germany 9.08%
  France 4.39%
  Canada 4.39%
  United Kingdom 3.49%
  Italy 2.89%
  Netherlands 2.40%
  Brazil 1.90%
  Spain 1.60%
  Belgium 1.50%
  India 1.50%
  Sweden 1.40%
  Austria 1.40%
  Switzerland 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 22.61%
Dell 21.30%
Lenovo 20.87%
Acer 14.78%
Hewlett-Packard 11.74%
ASUS 5.43%
Medion 2.39%
Alienware 0.87%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.17%
INTEL DH77EB 3.17%
INTEL DZ77BH 3.17%
Dell Latitude E6510 2.71%
Acer Aspire M7811 2.71%
LENOVO 7052A9G 2.71%

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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