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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,442
United States Rank #3,588
Reach 0.1191%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.72 days
345.85 days >
Average installed length: 181.72 days


VersionDistribution 95.02% 4.98%

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Intel Smart Connect Technology 4.0 x64

What is Intel Smart Connect Technology x64?  (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 4.0 x64 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 registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 24 files and is usually about 14.79 MB (15,507,456 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 60% of users of Intel Smart Connect Technology x64 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\intel\intel(r) smart connect technology agent
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5D1D65C3-E6D3-4751-AEFD-CAB4E3EB85F2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.79 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Smart Connect Technology 4.0 x64

  • lserv.dll - Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology (Log Server)
  • remotewakeagentapi.dll - Intel Smart Connect Technology Always Reachable Application Interface
  • isctcontrol.exe - Intel® Smart Connect Technology (Intel® Smart Connect Technology Settings)
  • isctoutlookupdater.exe - Intel® Outlook Synchronizer
  • isctsystraycontextmenu.exe - Intel® Smart Connect Technology System Tray Notify Icon
  • iscttroubleshooter.exe - Intel® Smart Connect Technology Troubleshooter
  • isctwizard.exe - Intel® Smart Connect Technology Configuration Wizard
  • isctplatformcheck.dll - Intel Smart Connect Technology (Intel Smart Connect Technology Platform Check Module)
  • isctremotewake.dll - ISCT Always Reachable Module
  • isctnetdetect.dll - ISCT Net Detect Module
  • isctensdata.dll - ISCT ENS Module
  • isctsystray.exe - ISCTsysTray (ISCT SysTray)
  • isctsystray8.exe
  • isctcontrol.resources.dll
  • isctsystraycontextmenu.resources.dll
  • iscttroubleshooter.resources.dll
  • isctwizard.resources.dll
  • packet.dll (by CACE Technologies) - WinPcap Professional (WPRO_41_2001) (packet.dll Wrapper Dynamic Link Library)
  • isctconnect.dll - ISCT Connect Dynamic Link Library
  • isctagent.exe - ISCT Agent Application
  • networkheuristic.dll - NetworkH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • isctsystray8.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
  • isctagent.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology Agent' (ISCTAgent) "Refreshes online content while system is asleep.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00001757%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:72
8,062,084 average
Memory:6.06 MB
Total CPU:0.0000511534%
Kernel CPU:0.00004800%
User CPU:0.00000316%
CPU cycles/sec:158
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes

How do I remove Intel Smart Connect Technology x64?

You can uninstall Intel Smart Connect Technology x64 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 4.0 x64, 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 x64.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 85.14%
Windows 7 14.81%
Windows XP 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 45.68%
Windows 8 14.96%
Windows 10 Home 13.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.87%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.48%
  Canada 5.29%
  Italy 3.68%
  France 3.19%
  United Kingdom 3.12%
  Germany 2.73%
  Australia 2.10%
  Sweden 2.03%
  Belgium 1.37%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Switzerland 0.88%
  Brazil 0.74%
  Spain 0.74%
  New Zealand 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 88.87%
Dell 6.24%
ASUS 2.42%
Acer 1.34%
MSI 0.98%
Toshiba 0.05%
Intel 0.05%
Common models
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 23.58%
HP ENVY TS 15 Notebook PC 16.81%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 16.30%
HP ENVY TS 17 Notebook PC 9.09%
HP ENVY TS m7 Notebook PC 5.96%
MSI MS-7821 5.23%

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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