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What is EvtEng.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the EvtEng.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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EvtEng.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with EvtEng
EvtEng.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Intel® PROSet/Wireless Event Log or EvtEng Module or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Event Log Service

belongs to software Intel® PROSet/Wireless Event Log or EvtEng Module or Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software or mCorev32.ism_new or Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi or Intel® PROSet/Wireless or support.intel.com/support/index.htm or Intel® Network Connections

by Intel (www.intel.com).

Description: EvtEng.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. EvtEng.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—common is C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 86,016 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 114,753 bytes and 44 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/evteng.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. EvtEng.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with EvtEng.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > mCore / Wireless WiFi), visit the www.intel.com support page or update the program.

Recommended: Identify EvtEng.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as EvtEng.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the EvtEng.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

EvtEng.exe belongs to EvtEng Module to provide additional support to your Intel Wireless hardware. If you're not using your wireless hardware feel free to remove this.
  Silver Sloth  
EvtEng.exe is a process belonging to EvtEng Module which offers additional support to yoru Intel wireless LAN hardware. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
  Rohn Wood  
EvtEng.exe is a process belonging to EvtEng Module which offers additional support to your Intel wireless LAN hardware. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
  Craig  
You can terminate this process with no problems, but let it start up when the computer boots, otherwise you can't get online
   
Installed by default on Dell Latitude D510 laptops
   
Process Intel Wireless
  Ted  
EvtEng.exe is a process belonging to EvtEng Module which offers additional support to your Intel wireless LAN hardware. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. You can terminate this process with no problems, but let it start up when the computer boots, otherwise you can't get online!!! :(
  Lee   (further information)
Showed up on my IBM Laptop, not my Lenovo, nor HP. Deactivated after boot. No Problems yet.
  TomCat ServicesLLC  
Intel, WiFi process on laptop Acer
  Eska  
It's safe to set this to manual startup, rather than the default automatic in the services listing.
  Jeff  
Appeared after I created a bridge from my LAN to my wireless allowing for a wireless network withought a wireless modem. Appeared to shot down my bridge after I ended the process. Safe
  Sebastian  
Saw in the Processes tab in windows task manager on my Toshiba Satellite laptop w/Win7-64bit. I went to services.msc (Start Run services.msc) and changed it (it's listed as "Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Event Log") from Automatic to Manual, stopped the service, brought up my browser and got online no problem. I then rebooted and again, no problems getting online. It's not necessary so you can safely disable it or just change it to manual in case it's ever called upon, it'll come up if need be. Judging by the title, it must just keep a log of wireless events which I don't think is needed.
  Lee  
eats lots of cpu power with wifi turned of by hw switch
   

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Summary: Average user rating of EvtEng.exe: based on 19 votes with 13 user comments. 16 users think EvtEng.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks EvtEng.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade EvtEng.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving EvtEng issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with EvtEng. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the EvtEng.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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