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What does the UNS.exe file do?

The UNS.exe process is also known as User Notification Service or, as the case may be, UsenetServer VPN and is a part of Intel® Management and Security Application User Notification Service or, as the case may be, Intel® Management & Security Application User Notification Service. This software is produced by Intel (www.intel.com) or, as the case may be, UsenetServer VPN. An obsolete or defective version of UNS.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about UNS.exe User Notification service

UNS.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file UNS.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,656,280 bytes (20% of all these files), 2,314,240 bytes as well as 21 other variants.
This UNS program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The UNS file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. UNS.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 31% 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 UNS.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 UNS?

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". (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 (further information...)
Intel software licence agreement * (OEM / IHV / ISV Distribution & * Single User)

Summary: 3 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted UNS.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Intel® Management and Security Application User Notification Service or Intel® Management & Security Application User Notification Service

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To remove User Notification service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Intel® Management and Security Application User Notification Service or Intel® Management & Security Application User Notification Service in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if UNS.exe (User Notification service) 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 User Notification service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for User Notification service 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 UNS.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.

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