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Should I remove Intel Network Connections?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,567
United States Rank #5,296
Reach 0.1152%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 147.62 days
454.79 days >
Average installed length: 238.96 days


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. 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 2.23 MB of memory. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 7.26 MB (7,610,902 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 37% 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{BCCC97EE-E162-448C-8847-59718FF29B04} ARPREMOVE=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.26 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 - Intel (R) PROSet for Windows* Device Manager (NCS2Prov Module)
  • PROSetCL.exe - Intel(R) PROSet for Windows* Command Line

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:2.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000013461%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000044%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000091%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,448
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.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.59%
Windows 10 6.86%
Windows XP 2.29%
Windows Vista 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.42%
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.24%
Windows 7 Professional 24.82%
Windows 10 Pro 3.19%
Windows 10 Home 2.96%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.99%
  Germany 6.51%
  United Kingdom 5.50%
  France 5.17%
  Canada 4.61%
  Australia 2.81%
  Italy 2.66%
  Sweden 2.32%
  Israel 2.32%
  India 2.28%
  Netherlands 2.10%
  Belgium 1.76%
  Norway 1.72%
  Taiwan 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 36.12%
Acer 22.38%
ASUS 21.63%
Hewlett-Packard 7.89%
Dell 5.29%
Medion 3.62%
Lenovo 1.49%
Alienware 0.46%
Samsung 0.37%
Toshiba 0.19%
Sony 0.19%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7707 16.02%
ASUSTeK BM6660(BM6360) 12.14%
Acer Aspire X3960 5.34%
Acer Aspire M3920 3.88%
Packard Bell imedia S3840 3.40%
Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 2.43%

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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