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5% remove it95% keep it
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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 program developed by Intel. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is ncs2prov.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 34.07 MB (35,729,003 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 38% of users of Intel Network Connections come from India, it is also popular in the United States and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Intel.com
Help link: www.intel.com/support/tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i{0006AB1D-9B22-43DF-8D14-6EBD18DED4EE} ARPREMOVE=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 34.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Network Connections

Program executable:ncs2prov.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS2\WMIProv\ncs2prov.exe
Additional files:
  • UNS.exe - Intel(R) Management and Security Application User Notification Service (User Notification Service)
  • LMS.exe - Intel(R) Active Management Technology Local Manageability Service (Local Manageability Service)
  • IPROSetMonitor.exe - Intel® PROSet Monitoring Service
  • IntelControlCenter.exe
  • IntelEFSVCMon.exe
  • Setup.exe
  • SetupICC.exe
  • AlertService.exe
  • CCU_Engine.exe
  • CCU_TrayIcon.exe
  • IntelDH.exe
  • IntelDHDummySvc.exe
  • issm.exe
  • MCLServiceATL.exe
  • mediaserver.exe (by Mediabolic)
  • PROSetCL.exe
  • QualityManager.exe
  • Remote UI Service.exe
  • RUISession.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • IntelControlCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED76B986-35A7-45B7-8731-EBF4C7B4CB3F}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • LMS.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Con. Management Engine Local Manageability Service' (LMS) "Intel(R) Con. Management Engine Local Manageability Service".
  • UNS.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Management and 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.".
  • 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.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • IntelControlCenter.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Magix PCCT IntelControlCenter.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Control Center\IntelControlCenter.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CCU_TrayIcon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CCUTRAYICON' which loads as C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.06 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0079618442%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00152276%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00643909%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:55,509
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:552 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.03 MB
Total CPU:0.0024360352%
Kernel CPU:0.00130589%
User CPU:0.00113015%
CPU cycles/sec:1,297,027
I/O reads/min:79 Bytes
Memory:1.22 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00002417%
CPU cycles/sec:6,135

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) 58%
Win 7 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 83.71%
Windows XP 11.00%
Windows 10 3.43%
Windows Vista 1.71%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 49.93%
Windows 7 Professional 17.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.19%
Windows 10 Pro 1.87%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.60% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 37.60%
  United States 16.71%
  Israel 7.41%
  BD 4.31%
  Peru 2.70%
  Brazil 2.56%
  Philippines 1.89%
  Ecuador 1.75%
  United Kingdom 1.75%
  Germany 1.48%
  Canada 1.35%
  United Arab Emirates 1.35%
  Australia 1.21%
  Spain 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 40.83%
ASUS 21.53%
Acer 14.04%
Hewlett-Packard 11.16%
Dell 9.89%
Lenovo 1.28%
American Megatrends 0.48%
Medion 0.48%
Samsung 0.32%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6400 3.80%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.80%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.53%
LENOVO 7458R22 2.53%
HP Compaq dc7800p Convert... 2.53%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.53%

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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