"LMS.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"LMS.exe" process represents "Intel(R) Local Management Service" program.

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         LMS

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
LMS.exe                  10,184 K   Intel(R) Local Management Service

Additional information about "LMS.exe" process:

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

Programe file information:
   Name: LMS.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe
   Description: Intel(R) Local Management Service
   Version: 11.0.0.1173
   Size: 415520 bytes
   Last modified: 10/16/2015 9:14:56 AM
   Company Name: Intel Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Gms.log
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\crypt32.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKCR\AppID\{545C8D56-7A88-492D-B38D-559657A3DD4C}
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\crypt32

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:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\SysWOW64\WSOCK32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\WS2_32.dll

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

 

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