What does the IntelMEM.exe file do?
The IntelMEM.exe process is also known as Modem Event Monitor Application and is a part of Intel Modem Event Monitor Application. This software is produced by Intel (www.intel.com). An obsolete or defective version of IntelMEM.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Modem Event Monitor Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Modem Event Monitor Application has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IntelMEM.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module IntelMEM.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about IntelMEM.exe Modem Event Monitor Application
IntelMEM.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. IntelMEM.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\).
The file size is 221,184 bytes.
The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. IntelMEM.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 49% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves IntelMEM.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about IntelMEM?
|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. |
|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 |
Summary: 2 users judge IntelMEM.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted IntelMEM.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Intel Modem Event Monitor Application
To remove Modem Event Monitor Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Intel Modem Event Monitor Application in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if IntelMEM.exe (Modem Event Monitor Application) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Modem Event Monitor Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Modem Event Monitor Application or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or IntelMEM.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.