What is HeciServer.exe?

The genuine HeciServer.exe file is a software component of Intel Trusted Connect Service Client by Intel Corporation.
The Intel® Host Embedded Controller Interface (HECI) Server is one of two executable components of the Intel® Capability Licensing Service Interface (iCLS) which enables the Windows OS to use the HECI bus to communicate directly with the Intel® Management Engine in computers equipped with Intel® vPro Technology. It is also associated with the Intel® Trusted Execution Engine (TXE). It should reside in "C:\Program Files\Intel\" in either of two subpaths: "\iCLS Client" or "\TXE Components\TCS." Theoretically it can be removed as either "Intel® Trusted Connect Services Client" or "Intel® Trusted Execution Engine" via the Control Panel's "Uninstall a Program" applet but this is strongly not recommended

HECIServer stands for Intel® Host Embedded Controller Interface Server

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 HeciServer.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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HeciServer.exe file information

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

The process known as Intel® Capability Licensing Service Interface belongs to software Intel Trusted Connect Service Client or Intel® Trusted Execution Engine or Intel® Capability Licensing Service Interface or Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software or Intel® Network Connections or Intel® Trusted Connect Service or Intel® Trusted Connect by Intel® (

Description: HeciServer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file HeciServer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 733,696 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 635,104 bytes and 20 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The HeciServer.exe file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could remove the entire program Intel® Trusted Connect Service Client or Intel(R) Trusted Execution Engine using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify HeciServer.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HeciServer.exe. Therefore, you should check the HeciServer.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 don't know if its malware but on my system I found the process running in this program witch I forgot what it is called but it was HeciServer.exe. I couldn't kill it in that program so I went to task manager to look for it but it was not there (suspicious). I then made a batch file to kill it repeatietly. I had to run it as administrator but it HeciServer.exe wouldn't die it cept saying "SUCCESS: Process HeciServer.exe terminated" or something so I ran like 10 of them at the same time and finally it would say the process was not found so now its not running (or at least I think). I think it was malware or a Remote Administration Tool server or something like that.
This executable is part of the Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service Interface - connected with the Intel® Anti-Theft Technology for mobile devices, laptops etc.
    (further information)
it won't uninstall, is not listed, most likely of criminal intent
I'm running a home built desktop. Don't know where this came from but it's certainly not what it's pretending to be. According to intel this stopped being used in January of this year - see link provided.
  Pete   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of HeciServer.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving HeciServer issues

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