What does the updateui.exe file do?
The updateui.exe process is also known as Intel® Manageability Engine Firmware Recovery Agent or, as the case may be, Intel® Update Manager and is a part of Intel® Manageability Engine Firmware or, as the case may be, Intel® Update Manager. This software is produced by Intel (www.intel.com). An obsolete or defective version of updateui.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- updateui.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- updateui.exe 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)
- updateui.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module updateui.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about updateui.exe updateui.exe
updateui.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Updateui.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 119,808 bytes (96% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 278,816 bytes.
It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. This updateui.exe process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. 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 updateui.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 updateui?
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® Manageability Engine Firmware or Intel® Update Manager
To remove updateui.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Intel® Manageability Engine Firmware or Intel® Update Manager in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if updateui.exe (updateui.exe) 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 updateui.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for updateui.exe 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 updateui.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.