"jhi_service.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "jhi_service.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "jhi_service.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "jhi_service.exe" process?

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A

"jhi_service.exe" process represents "Intel(R) Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface" program.

"jhi_service.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "services" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         jhi_service

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "jhi_service.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
jhi_service.exe           4,660 K   Intel(R) Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface

Additional information about "jhi_service.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL\jhi_service.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: jhi_service.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL\jhi_service.exe
   Description: Intel(R) Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface
   Version: 11.0.0.1173
   Size: 207648 bytes
   Last modified: 10/16/2015 9:15:54 AM
   Company Name: Intel Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64win.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\USER32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\GDI32.dll

"jhi_service.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "jhi_service.exe" process.

 

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