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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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 7.1 MB (7,448,490 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 36% of users of Intel Network Connections come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Intel.com
Help link: www.intel.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i{D5558268-0050-4B95-AD5E-426960E1EFE1} ARPREMOVE=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Network Connections

  • UNS.exe - Intel(R) Management & Security Application User Notification Service (User Notification Service)
  • LMS.exe - Intel(R) Active Management Technology Local Manageability Service (Local Manageability Service)
  • Setup.exe
  • TVWizard.exe
  • TvWizard2ft.exe
  • ncs2prov.exe - Intel (R) PROSet for Windows* Device Manager (NCS2Prov Module)
  • PROSetCL.exe - Intel(R) PROSet for Windows* Command Line
  • dpinst32.exe (by Microsoft)
  • iduAbout.exe
  • iduServ.exe
  • intelmain.exe
  • iprodifx.exe
  • iptray.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dpinst32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D1C5DD5F-EA89-4604-8D19-25846AC0DEB5}'.
3 Services
  • iduServ.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Desktop Utilities Service' (IduService) "Manages IDU component communication and alerts".
  • LMS.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Management and Security Application Local Management Service' (LMS) "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) Management & Security Application User Notification Service' (UNS) "Intel(R) Management and Security Application User Notification Service - Updates the Windows Event Log with notifications of pre defined events received from the local Intel(R) Management and Security Application Device.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iptray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ipTray.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Desktop Utilities\ipTray.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • intelmain.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Desktop Utilities\intelmain.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006092041%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00036131%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00024790%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:388,024
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:242 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:161 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.59 MB
Total CPU:0.0001459723%
Kernel CPU:0.00009206%
User CPU:0.00005391%
CPU cycles/sec:250,931
I/O reads/min:13 Bytes
I/O writes/min:23 Bytes

How do I remove Intel Network Connections?

Quickly and completely remove Intel(R) Network Connections 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 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) 60%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.89%
Windows XP 15.87%
Windows 10 4.37%
Windows Vista 3.56%
Windows Server 2003 0.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.52%
Windows 7 Professional 22.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.95%
Windows 10 Pro 2.66%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.10%
  India 15.72%
  Brazil 3.71%
  Canada 3.71%
  Australia 3.63%
  Israel 3.28%
  United Kingdom 2.59%
  Germany 2.33%
  Peru 2.33%
  Italy 1.90%
  BD 1.21%
  Belgium 1.04%
  Netherlands 1.04%
  South Africa 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 65.44%
ASUS 16.75%
Dell 5.54%
Acer 5.41%
Hewlett-Packard 5.01%
Lenovo 0.66%
Medion 0.40%
Common models
INTEL DP43TF 9.91%
INTEL DG43NB 5.41%
Equus Computer Systems No... 4.50%
INTEL DG43GT 3.60%
INTEL DP45SG 3.60%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.60%

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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