What is IntelMEM.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 IntelMEM.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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IntelMEM.exe file information

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

The process known as Modem Event Monitor Application belongs to software Intel Modem Event Monitor Application by Intel (

Description: IntelMEM.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. IntelMEM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (typically C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 221,184 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. IntelMEM.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with IntelMEM.exe, you may want to go to the support area of the Intel website, make sure that you have installed the latest version or remove the entire program Intel Modem Event Monitor or Intel(R) Network Connections using Windows Control Panel.

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

This came with my computer, I think it just watches the modem in case anything happens.
Intel Modem Event Monitor provides certain features for your modem, such as detecting when the phone line is in use and you are trying to use the modem.
  aVoyeur   (further information)
it blocks the modem from dialing
present in the list of process in task manager in the computer that is only made by dell.
Only Microsoft knows, ET used it to call home!
This program controls modems with INTEL chips. If you have a modem you should NOT stop or kill this process.
Only needed if you have dial-up/any internet connection throught the phone line

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of IntelMEM.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 2 users think IntelMEM.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks IntelMEM.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving IntelMEM issues

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