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Should I remove Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi-Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,047
United States Rank #20,900
Reach 0.0765%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.98 days
383.03 days >
Average installed length: 201.26 days


15.05.7000.1763 0.20%
15.05.7000.1709 1.26%
15.05.6000.1657 2.98%
15.05.6000.1620 6.50%
15.05.5000.1660 0.07%
15.05.5000.1621 0.40%
15.05.5000.1567 0.93%
15.05.4000.1515 0.73%
15.05.4000.1513 0.07%
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15.05.2000.1462 2.06%
15.05.1000.1411 5.17%
15.05.0000.1352 0.60%
15.03.1000.1637 17.97%
15.03.0000.1472 0.07%
15.03.0000.1466 0.20%
15.02.0000.1258 14.92%
15.01.1500.1034 3.91%
15.01.1000.0927 6.56%
15.01.0500.0903 1.26%
15.01.0500.0875 0.27%
15.01.0000.0830 10.68%
15.00.0000.0708 10.15%
15.00.0000.0682 0.20%
15.00.0000.0642 12.73%
14.05.0000.0515 0.07%

Other programs by Intel

Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi-Software

What is Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi-Software?  (from Intel)

The IntelĀ® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility lets you easily manage your laptop connections to Wi-fi networks. Connecting to Wi-fi is simple, and the utility keeps track of available networks and can connect to them automatically. It is a;sp completely configurable. The Wi-fi adapter and connection can be easily ...  Read more


Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi-Software is a software program developed by Intel. The most common release is 15.03.1000.1637, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 ZeroConfigService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.92 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 501.8 KB (513,839 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 78% of users of Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi-Software come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com/support/go/wireless_support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{ECE5B218-A086-4E18-A362-D11181681457}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 501.8 KB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi-Software

Program executable:ZeroConfigService.exe
Name:Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Zero Configure Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\ZeroConfigService.exe
Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Zero Configure Service is used to set up, edit, and manage network profiles to connect to a network. It also includes advanced settings such as power management and channel selection for setting up ad-hoc...
Additional files:
  • BTHSAmpPalService.exe
  • DrvInst.exe
  • iconvrtr.exe
  • BTHSSecurityMgr.exe
  • dpinst64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • EvtEng.exe
  • iChain.exe
  • iprodifx.exe
  • iWrap.exe
  • PanDhcpDns.exe
  • ZeroConfigService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Services
  • BTHSSecurityMgr.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) + High Speed Security Service' (BTHSSecurityMgr) "Manages the 802.1x security between two Bluetooth(R) High Speed connections.".
  • PanDhcpDns.exe runs as a service named 'Wireless PAN DHCP Server' (MyWiFiDHCPDNS).
  • EvtEng.exe runs as a service named 'EvtEng'.
  • BTHSAmpPalService.exe runs as a service named 'AMPPALR3'.
  • ZeroConfigService.exe runs as a service named 'ZeroConfigService'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.92 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002492578%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016152%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008774%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:48,073
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:9 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.04 MB
Total CPU:0.0001146335%
Kernel CPU:0.00011340%
User CPU:0.00000124%
Memory:2.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0006886797%
Kernel CPU:0.00057293%
User CPU:0.00011575%
CPU cycles/sec:885
I/O reads/min:260 Bytes

How do I remove Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi-Software?

You can uninstall Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi-Software 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® PROSet/Wireless WiFi-Software, 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 PROSet/Wireless WiFi-Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 1%
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 70.64%
Windows 10 29.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.69%
Windows 7 Professional 26.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.00%
Windows 8.1 6.94%
Windows 8 5.34%
Windows 10 Home 4.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.50% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 77.50%
  Austria 7.50%
  United States 6.42%
  Switzerland 3.51%
  Netherlands 0.74%
  United Kingdom 0.47%
  Italy 0.41%
  China 0.27%
  Saudi Arabia 0.20%
  France 0.20%
  MA 0.20%
  Brazil 0.14%
  Hungary 0.14%
  Sweden 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.45%
Medion 18.96%
Lenovo 18.58%
Samsung 12.51%
Hewlett-Packard 6.92%
Acer 6.07%
ASUS 4.74%
Sony 2.94%
MSI 2.27%
Toshiba 1.33%
Alienware 1.23%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 7720 5.23%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 4.36%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.74%
Medion E7222 2.99%
Medion E1230 2.37%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.37%

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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