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Should I remove Intel Network Connections?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,701
United States Rank #7,090
Reach 0.0624%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 412.81 days
1194.50 days >
Average installed length: 627.62 days


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 program developed by Intel. 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 software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 13.92 MB (14,594,287 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 45% 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{90899269-554B-4672-9F8D-4A2A0D0AF5B5} ARPREMOVE=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Network Connections

  • IPROSetMonitor.exe - Intel® PROSet Monitoring Service
  • Setup.exe
  • ncs2prov.exe
  • PROSetCL.exe
  • HeciServer.exe - Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service Interface

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • 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.".
  • HeciServer.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service Interface' (Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service Interface) "Version: 1.24.388.1".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00001283%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:144
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.65 MB
Total CPU:0.0000032855%
Kernel CPU:0.00000084%
User CPU:0.00000244%
CPU cycles/sec:192

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) 89%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.26%
Windows XP 3.08%
Windows 8 2.96%
Windows Vista 1.48%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.65%
Windows 7 Professional 28.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.21%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.86%
Windows 10 Pro 0.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.98%
  Germany 6.63%
  United Kingdom 4.73%
  France 4.45%
  Australia 4.36%
  Canada 3.98%
  Brazil 2.27%
  Netherlands 2.18%
  Sweden 1.89%
  Belgium 1.70%
  Switzerland 1.52%
  Italy 1.52%
  Finland 1.33%
  Hong Kong 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.46%
Intel 22.35%
Acer 22.07%
ASUS 18.16%
Dell 8.66%
Medion 1.40%
Alienware 1.12%
American Megatrends 0.56%
Samsung 0.56%
Common models
Gigabyte Tecohnology Co.,... 8.57%
HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT ... 7.14%
HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF ... 6.43%
MSI MS-7760 5.00%
HP Compaq 6200 Pro MT PC 5.00%
HP Compaq 6200 Pro SFF PC 3.57%

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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