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Should I remove Intel Smart Connect Technology?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #721
United States Rank #640
Reach 0.9486%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.01 days
177.35 days >
Average installed length: 93.18 days


VersionDistribution 0.03% 7.68% 2.46% 4.03% 0.86% 0.04% 3.24% 2.24% 0.03% 3.40% 30.20% 6.49% 2.75% 0.13% 0.01% 4.43% 1.44% 16.43% 12.06% 1.12% 0.68% 0.20% 0.05%

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Intel Smart Connect Technology

What is Intel Smart Connect Technology?  (from Intel)

With Intel® 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 is a software program developed by Intel. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 43 files and is usually about 13.22 MB (13,864,960 bytes). The installed file isctoutlookupdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 57% of users of Intel Smart Connect Technology come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

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{204A814E-3B4F-4B41-A521-9E9531CAA4EB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Smart Connect Technology

  • isctensdata.dll - Intel® Smart Connect Technology (ISCT ENS Module)
  • isctmodernui.controls.dll - ISCT Modern UI Controls
  • isctmodernui.core.dll - ISCT Modern UI Core
  • isctmodernui.data.dll - ISCT Modern UI Data
  • isctmodernui.exe - ISCT Modern UI
  • isctmodernui.localization.dll - ISCT Modern UI Localization
  • isctmodernui.views.dll - ISCT Modern UI Views
  • isctnetdetect.dll - ISCT Net Detect Module
  • isctoutlookupdater.exe - Intel® Outlook Synchronizer
  • isctplatformcheck.dll - Intel Smart Connect Technology Platform Check Module
  • isctremotewake.dll - ISCT Always Reachable Module
  • isctrwhelper.dll - ISCT Always Reachable Module Library
  • isctsoftwareupdate.dll - ISCT Software Update Library
  • isctversionchecker.exe - ISCT Version Check Application
  • lserv.dll - Log Server
  • remotewakeagentapi.dll - Intel Smart Connect Technology Always Reachable Application Interface
  • isctsystray8.exe - ISCTsysTray (ISCT SysTray)
  • isctmodernui.localization.resources.dll
  • isctmodernui.resources.dll
  • isctconnect.dll - ISCT Connect Dynamic Link Library
  • isctagent.exe - ISCT Agent Application
  • isctnetmon.dll - ISCT Network Packet Filter Module
  • networkheuristic.dll - NetworkH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • isctsystray8.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • isctagent.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology Agent' (ISCTAgent) "Refreshes online content while system is asleep.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • isctsystray8.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ISCT Tray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology Agent\iSCTsysTray8.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.06 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003793169%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00028449%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009483%
0.015104% average

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, 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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 86.57%
Windows 7 13.42%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 45.66%
Windows 10 Home 18.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.67%
Windows 7 Professional 7.05%
Windows 10 Pro 5.82%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.63%
  United Kingdom 5.22%
  France 4.54%
  Germany 3.66%
  Italy 3.57%
  Canada 2.65%
  Australia 2.14%
  Netherlands 2.03%
  Sweden 1.05%
  India 0.99%
  Spain 0.96%
  Belgium 0.89%
  Norway 0.84%
  DK 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 52.34%
Lenovo 15.38%
Dell 11.49%
ASUS 8.46%
Acer 4.18%
Toshiba 3.59%
Sony 2.12%
Samsung 1.94%
MSI 0.51%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 9.09%
LENOVO 20266 8.36%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 6.02%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 4.45%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 4.28%
HP Pavilion 11 x360 PC 3.31%

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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