What is intelcphecisvc.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 intelcphecisvc.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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Intelcphecisvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with intelcphecisvc
Intelcphecisvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as IntelCpHeciSvc Executable belongs to software IntelCpHeciSvc Executable or IntelĀ® Content Protection HECI Service by Intel (

Description: Intelcphecisvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file intelcphecisvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 291,744 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 279,000 bytes and 12 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The intelcphecisvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 6% dangerous.

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If intelcphecisvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 7% dangerous. The file size is 277,616 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 280,696 bytes. The intelcphecisvc.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. Intelcphecisvc.exe is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as intelcphecisvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the intelcphecisvc.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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Best practices for resolving intelcphecisvc issues

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

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