What is iFrmewrk.exe?

The genuine iFrmewrk.exe file is a software component of Intel PROSet/Wireless by Intel Corporation.
"iFrmewrk.exe" is the Intel Framework MFC Application, in "C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin." It loads at startup and controls the built-in Intel Wireless card's ability to locate and connect to WiFi networks. A taskbar icon next to the clock causes the visible window to appear to adjust WiFi settings. Before disabling the startup of this Intel process (via the Services console or "msconfig.exe"), or uninstalling it via the Control Panel, settings must be adjusted to give control to Windows native WiFi or the wireless card may be unable to connect to WiFi either automatically or manually. "MFC" means that Intel's programmers used the Microsoft Foundation Class Library, a step in developing the .NET Framework, de-emphasized but still supported and often used, so operation of "iFrmewrk.exe" requires installation of a version of "mfcxx.dll" by a Microsoft Redistributable release. Intel is the world's largest and highest-valued semiconductor manufacturer, based in Santa Clara, CA, USA.

IFrmewrk stands for Intel Framework MFC Application

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 iFrmewrk.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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IFrmewrk.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with iFrmewrk
IFrmewrk.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Intel Framework MFC Application or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Framework belongs to software Intel PROSet/Wireless or Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software or Intel Corporation - Mobile Wireless Group or Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi or Intel Corporation-Wireless Connectivity by Intel (

Description: IFrmewrk.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. IFrmewrk.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 602,182 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 385,024 bytes and 7 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The iFrmewrk.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. IFrmewrk.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Intel provides a website for help and for updates. There is also an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless or Logiciel Intel(R)/mCore).

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If iFrmewrk.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 17% dangerous. The file size is 1,935,120 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 1,933,584 bytes and 12 more variants. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It is not a Windows core file. The file is digitally signed. The program is not visible. IFrmewrk.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as iFrmewrk.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the iFrmewrk.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.


User Comments

I just repaired it at the control panel, instead of removing, and wifi works fine.
First,set your WIFI Settings to be controlled by Windows. Then Kill the process.
Killed the process, WiFi still works. I restarted WiFi with key combination and it still works. Card: Intel N1030 (Dell Inspiron N5110), Windows 7 64-bit. Safe to remove from startup!
Takes up alot of system resources appeares clean.
hasn't caused me any problems...
I play a lot of online games and use a program called GameBooster that shuts down unnecesary programs temporarily. I checked this one off and nothing adverse seems to happen.
I just use the Windows wireless management service so I disabled thgis in the services console with no adverse effects. It got rid of the annoying system tray icon!
Although the statement above says "Stopping or removing this program will not adversely affect the operation of your network card", I found this to be ABSOLUTELY WRONG! Unchecking this process on/from the startup menu on my Dell Inspiron E1505 Laptop caused my built-in Intel Wireless Card to be unable to automatically, or manually, connect to my home WiFi network. The Intel Wireless icon also disappeared from the lower-right taskbar. I would strongly suggest NOT removing or inactivating this process if you want to be able to connect your computer via its WiFi card.
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Summary: Average user rating of iFrmewrk.exe: based on 31 votes with 9 reviews. 19 users think iFrmewrk.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users don't grade iFrmewrk.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving iFrmewrk issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with iFrmewrk. 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 iFrmewrk.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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