84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Intel Network Connections?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #11,359
United States Rank #10,614
Reach 0.0297%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.01 days
590.32 days >
Average installed length: 310.17 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Other programs by Intel

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. The primary executable is named ncs2prov.exe. The setup package is about 6.53 MB (6,846,298 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 45% of users of Intel Network Connections come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Intel.com
Help link: www.intel.com/support/sp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i{11107A2A-AD44-4BC8-ABB5-E88E63BCA785} ARPREMOVE=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Network Connections

Program executable:ncs2prov.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS2\WMIProv\ncs2prov.exe

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) 68%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.45%
Windows XP 14.85%
Windows 10 5.80%
Windows Vista 2.73%
Windows Server 2003 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.92%
Windows 7 Professional 14.75%
Windows 7 Starter 3.95%
Windows 10 Home 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.24%
  India 6.07%
  Germany 5.79%
  Canada 4.83%
  Mexico 3.59%
  United Kingdom 3.03%
  Brazil 2.76%
  Australia 2.21%
  Israel 2.21%
  Italy 2.21%
  France 1.66%
  Argentina 1.38%
  Spain 1.38%
  Peru 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 27.52%
Alienware 24.44%
Intel 23.20%
Dell 10.47%
ASUS 5.13%
Acer 4.52%
Hewlett-Packard 2.05%
American Megatrends 1.23%
NEC 0.62%
Common models
Alienware M15x 19.48%
LENOVO Lenovo C200 17.48%
Alienware M17x 14.90%
LENOVO IdeaCentre A700 10... 9.74%
LENOVO 10040 5.73%
Dell Latitude E6400 4.87%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.