The genuine UNS.exe file is a software component of Intel® Active Management Technology by Intel Corporation.
The User Notification System (UNS.exe) was introduced in Release 7.0 of Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) to replace “atchk.exe” for showing a system tray Privacy Icon and a popup screen at startup, indicating whether AMT is present and active. In Releases 7.x and 8.x of AMT it also routes application messages using special port numbers to AMT and records alerts from AMT in the OS system log. (These functions became the Local Manageability Service (LMS.exe) in Release 9.0.) “UNS.exe” can be disabled by changing its startup status in “msconfig,” although this may affect interaction of the Windows OS with the AMT ME processor that allows an enterprise system administrator remote access to diagnose and repair the local system, even when inactive.
UNS stands for Intel® Active Management Technology User Notification Service
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 UNS.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.
The process known as User Notification Service or UsenetServer VPN
belongs to software Intel® Management and Security Application User Notification Service or Intel® Management & Security Application User Notification Service or Intel® Active Management Technology User Notification Service or Intel® Management Engine or UsenetServer VPN
by Intel (www.intel.com) or UsenetServer VPN.
Description: UNS.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file UNS.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,314,240 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 2,320,920 bytes and 25 more variants.
The program is not visible. UNS.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. UNS.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify UNS.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as UNS.exe. Therefore, you should check the UNS.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 UNS. 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 UNS.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.