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Should I remove Intel Smart Connect Technology?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,124
United States Rank #7,268
Reach 0.0307%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.78 days
749.33 days >
Average installed length: 393.71 days


1.0.1066.0 0.83%
1.0.717.0 24.75%
1.0.698.0 74.42%

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Intel Smart Connect Technology 1.0

What is Intel Smart Connect Technology?  (from Intel)

With IntelĀ® Smart Connect Technology,1 stay current with automatic, no-wait updates to your e-mail, social networks, news, and more. While your system is in standby, it will periodically wake up to update the applications that are open. When you return to your system and open the lid, the latest content will be at your...  Read more


Intel Smart Connect Technology 1.0 is a software program developed by Intel. The most common release is 1.0.698.0, 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 setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 5.83 MB (6,117,888 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 70% of users of Intel Smart Connect Technology come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/smart-connect-technology.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\intel\intel(r) smart connect technology agent
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0A918A9E-74F2-41CB-969F-FB0CB9A51DD8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.83 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Smart Connect Technology 1.0

  • isctcontrol.exe - Intel® Smart Connect Technology (Intel® Smart Connect Technology Configuration)
  • isctcontrol.resources.dll
  • packet.dll (by CACE Technologies) - WinPcap Professional (WPRO_41_2001) (packet.dll Wrapper Dynamic Link Library)
  • wpcap.dll (by CACE Technologies) - wpcap.dll Dynamic Link Library - based on libpcap 1.0rel0b branch (20091008)
  • isctconnect.dll - ISCT Connect Dynamic Link Library (ISCT Connet Dynamic Link Library)
  • iscthidmonitor.exe - ISCT HID Monitor Application
  • isctagent.exe - ISCT Agent Application
  • networkheuristic.dll - NetworkH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • isctagent.exe runs as a service named 'ISCT Always Updated Agent' (ISCTAgent) "Refreshes online content while system is asleep.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.31 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019995233%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00109629%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00090323%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:248,022
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:88 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:6.55 MB
Total CPU:0.0005584784%
Kernel CPU:0.00034336%
User CPU:0.00021512%
CPU cycles/sec:106,963
I/O reads/min:93 Bytes

How do I remove Intel Smart Connect Technology?

You can uninstall Intel Smart Connect Technology 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) Smart Connect Technology 1.0, 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 Smart Connect Technology.

Win 7 (SP1) 87%
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 88.30%
Windows 10 11.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 73.51%
Windows 7 Professional 9.60%
Windows 10 Home 6.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.64%
Windows 10 Pro 1.49%
Windows 8 Pro 1.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.27%
  United Kingdom 2.90%
  Australia 2.56%
  Canada 2.56%
  Mexico 2.21%
  France 1.39%
  Germany 1.28%
  Chile 1.16%
  Singapore 1.05%
  India 0.93%
  Spain 0.81%
  Thailand 0.70%
  Brazil 0.58%
  Taiwan 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.80%
ASUS 0.34%
Samsung 0.17%
Toshiba 0.17%
Acer 0.17%
Dell 0.17%
Alienware 0.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 51.67%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 11.04%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 10.70%
HP Folio 13 Notebook PC 10.70%
HP Folio 13 - 2000 Notebo... 7.53%
HP ENVY 14 SPECTRE Notebo... 5.02%

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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