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Windows 7: Lms.exe and uns.exe? SHould I remove these?

04 Dec 2011   #1
pv777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Lms.exe and uns.exe? SHould I remove these?

Hello - New here, but love the forums. Its answered a lot of my questions in the past.

Anyway, I was looking at all my processes today and I noticed two Intel proccesses lms.exe and uns.exe.

Ive done some research, and I cant exactly figure out what these do, but most people are saying the arent needed and to remove them. However, when I try to remove/stop the process, it says "access denied" and wont allow me to stop them.

Ive run multiple scans; Norton, Avg, anti-malware, superspyware, etc and my system appears clean. However, I still see these processes running and cant seem to stop them. Some research I did say they can be malicious, some say they arent be reccomend removing them.

So, my main questions are:

1.) What are these processes, and are they sending information out of my local computer/network?

2.) How do I stop these since Im getting access denied? I am the administrator and only user on my PC.

Lastly, Ive read I can uninstall Intel(R) Active Management Technology User Notification Service, but I dont even see that in my program list to remove. Instead I see: "Intel Management Engine Components". Im afraid if I uninstall that it may have adverse affects on my PC.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

BTW, these processes dont have high CPU usage (to my knowledge), I just notice them in processes.


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05 Dec 2011   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums pv777. Lms.exe and uns.exe are often used in a business environment. Is this a company PC? If so, leave it be If it is your PC, and only used in a home environment, it can be removed. It should be located in one of your program files folders (program files, or program files (x86) ). If it's in your documents folder, or system32 folder, it's likely malware of some sort.

It is indeed the Intel Management Engine Components on your system. It is a monitoring tool for intel components, often installed by manufacturers.

Again, if this is a business PC, leave it be.

You can also upload the files individually for analysis at Virus Total. A Guy
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05 Dec 2011   #3
pv777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums pv777. Lms.exe and uns.exe are often used in a business environment. Is this a company PC? If so, leave it be If it is your PC, and only used in a home environment, it can be removed. It should be located in one of your program files folders (program files, or program files (x86) ). If it's in your documents folder, or system32 folder, it's likely malware of some sort.

It is indeed the Intel Management Engine Components on your system. It is a monitoring tool for intel components, often installed by manufacturers.

Again, if this is a business PC, leave it be.

You can also upload the files individually for analysis at Virus Total. A Guy
First of all, I love your avatar/sig pic. Made me laugh!

Anyway, this is a personal PC. Im kind of new to computers (at least with processes and that sort of thing). Can you tell me how to check the system32 and documents folder? I think I checked the system32 folder correctly, and did not see anything labled lms or uns. But how come I cant stop the processes? Also, can I uninstall the Intel Management Engine Components all together, or would that mess up my PC? And would that even get rid of those two?
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05 Dec 2011   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Its just as easy to stop the processes from loading during the boot process ... from the startbar type "msconfig" and go to the startup tab and untick the process that you dont want/need .. reboot, problem solved!
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05 Dec 2011   #5
pv777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Its just as easy to stop the processes from loading during the boot process ... from the startbar type "msconfig" and go to the startup tab and untick the process that you dont want/need .. reboot, problem solved!
I just tried that, but I dont see lms or uns listed...What should I be looking for? Sorry for my ignorance.
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05 Dec 2011   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I'm curious ... did you purchase your computer new, or used?? This is definitely not software that you would see in a retail machine...
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05 Dec 2011   #7
pv777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I'm curious ... did you purchase your computer new, or used?? This is definitely not software that you would see in a retail machine...
New. Its a laptop. Ive searched all over the net and many other people mention having it, so I think its common.

How do I stop this? Can I uninstall the intel management componets entirely? What does this monitor?
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05 Dec 2011   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

To be honest, I couldn't find any of that out ... you could create a system restore point, uninstall the program and see if it has any adverse effects ... if not you're good to go. If it does you can restore it... Let us know how it comes out!
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05 Dec 2011   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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05 Dec 2011   #10
pv777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Thanks for the info. I now see that it was installed by default which makes me feel better, but Id still like to stop the lms and uns since it appears to have a risk for malware. Does anyone know why I get and "access denied" message when I try to stop the process and how to get around it? From what Ive been reading, uninstalling the Intel managment componets entirely is not a good idea.
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