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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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United States Rank #12,032
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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 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. 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 programs's main executable is IPROSetMonitor.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.32 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 7.52 MB (7,888,016 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 47% of users of Intel Network Connections come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada 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{645AE9CF-AF1B-4FBB-9B9D-17A23D03AF10} ARPREMOVE=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Network Connections

Program executable:IPROSetMonitor.exe
Name:Intel® PROSet Monitoring Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\DMIX\IPROSetMonitor.exe
Additional files:
  • IPROSetMonitor.exe - Intel® PROSet Monitoring Service
  • ncs2prov.exe
  • PROSetCL.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • IPROSetMonitor.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) PROSet Monitoring Service' (Intel(R) PROSet Monitoring Service) "The Intel(R) PROSet Monitoring Service actively monitors changes to the system and updates affected network devices to keep them running in optimal condition. Stopping this service may negatively affect the performance of the network devices on the system.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00002942%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,619
8,062,084 average

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.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.67%
Windows 10 7.85%
Windows XP 3.36%
Windows Vista 1.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.47%
Windows 7 Professional 29.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.77%
Windows 10 Pro 5.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.39%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.45%
  Canada 6.36%
  Brazil 4.73%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Germany 4.00%
  France 3.82%
  Taiwan 3.45%
  Italy 3.45%
  Australia 3.09%
  Netherlands 2.18%
  Belgium 2.00%
  Sweden 1.45%
  Spain 1.45%
  DK 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 27.04%
Intel 23.47%
Lenovo 18.37%
Acer 10.71%
Dell 10.20%
Hewlett-Packard 7.65%
American Megatrends 1.02%
Alienware 0.51%
Common models
ASUSTeK BM6630_BM6330_BP6... 20.00%
LENOVO Lenovo H420 11.82%
LENOVO 7075H3G 5.45%
LENOVO 7075B5G 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 530s 1.82%
LENOVO 7075H1U 1.82%

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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Big Daddyover a year ago
Does this program ever need an update? When I went on intels' website I couldn't find any updates or information that it even existed.