What does the ismagent.exe file do?
The ismagent.exe process is also known as Intel Services Manager and is a part of Intel AppUp(SM) center or, as the case may be, Intel AppUp® center. This software is produced by Intel (www.intel.com). An obsolete or defective version of ismagent.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Intel Services Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Intel Services Manager 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)
- ismagent.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ismagent.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ismagent.exe Intel Services Manager
ismagent.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ismagent.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 156,000 bytes (52% of all these files), 155,488 bytes, 648,544 bytes, 648,512 bytes or, as the case may be, 268,552 bytes.
The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 42% 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 ismagent.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 ismagent?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Intel AppUp center or Intel AppUp® center
To remove Intel Services Manager 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 AppUp center or Intel AppUp® center in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ismagent.exe (Intel Services Manager) 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 Intel Services Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Intel Services Manager 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 ismagent.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.