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What is UNS.exe?

UNS.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if UNS.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

UNS.exe file information

The process known as User Notification Service belongs to software Intel® Management & Security Application User Notification Service or Intel® Management and Security Application User Notification Service or Intel® Active Management Technology User Notification Service or Intel® Management Engine by Intel (www.intel.com).

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 7/XP are 2,314,240 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 2,320,920 bytes and 18 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/uns.exe.html 
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 also read the users reviews.
There is a possibility to completely remove Intel(R) Management Engine Components or Intel(R) Management Engine (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Recommended: Identify UNS.exe related errors

If UNS.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 2,058,776 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 2,066,968 bytes, 2,054,680 bytes or 2,052,096 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. UNS.exe is able to monitor applications.

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.


User Comments

UNS.exe is a process from Intel Corporation and part of Active Management Technology User Notification Service. This process can be closed to free up resources. The UNS receives messages from Intel AMT and write them to the local OS event log for the purpose of notifying end users of predefined events such as when critical System Defense policies are applied by the ME Firmware. The service is meant to be run as a daemon. Messages from the service will be sent to the system syslog. All UNS messages will be marked with a source of "Intel® AMT".
  Jon   (further information)
Windows 7 size: 2,322,432 bytes
  Jerry Kyle  
I have it in C:/program files/(x86)/intel/intel® management engine components/UNS/UNS.exe and AVG 2011 gives an alarm on it. I believe it's false positive. After update an alarm disappeared.
Intel Managment Component
  Cammel   (further information)
Intel software licence agreement * (OEM / IHV / ISV Distribution & * Single User)
Intel(R) Management and Security Application User Notification Service - Updates the Windows Event Log with notifications of pre defined events received from the local Intel(R) Management and Security Application Device.
It causes crashes on Company of Heroes
  Mark Jordan  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of UNS.exe: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments.
3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks UNS.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade UNS.exe ("not sure about it").

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