The genuine Intel.exe file is a software component of Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft.
Whilst Intel is one of the world's largest manufacturer of computer chips it has been fiercely challenged by AMD and Cyrix for the PC microprocessor market. The majority of PCs are based on Intel's x86 architecture. Intel was founded in 1968 by Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore. It is closely allied with Microsoft because the Windows 3.x and 95 operating systems are designed for x86 microprocessors. The popularity of Windows creates a demand for Intel or Intel-compatible microprocessors.
Intel stands for Intelligence
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 Intel.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.
Description: Intel.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Intel.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 359,424 bytes.
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The Intel.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If Intel.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 6,306,438 bytes. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Intel.exe is able to monitor applications.
If Intel.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 56,345 bytes. The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. Some people think it is dangerous. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows core file.
If Intel.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 750,320 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Intel.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Backdoor.Robofo (detected by Symantec), and Trojan.Win32.Agent.aukd (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the Intel.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Intel. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the Intel.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.