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:
- User Notification service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- User Notification service 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)
- UNS.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module UNS.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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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.
- A UNS.exe file has a 33% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 2,058,776 bytes (47% of all these files), 2,066,968 bytes, 2,054,680 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,071,064 bytes. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The application is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. UNS.exe is capable of monitor other applications.
- A UNS.exe file has a 16% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 858,448 bytes. This particular software is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This UNS program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: User Shell Folders). UNS.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
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 |
|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
To remove User Notification service 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® Management and Security Application User Notification Service or Intel® Management & Security Application User Notification Service in the list of available programs.
- 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.