"SocketHeciServer.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"SocketHeciServer.exe" process represents "Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service TCP IP Interface" program. "SocketHeciServer.exe" process is created by the service: "Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service TCP IP Interface".

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         SocketHeciServer

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
SocketHeciServer.exe      5,396 K   Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service TCP IP Interface

Additional information about "SocketHeciServer.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\SocketHeciServer.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: SocketHeciServer.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\SocketHeciServer.exe
   Description: Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service TCP IP Interface
   Version: 1.42.17.0
   Size: 881152 bytes
   Last modified: 5/22/2015 4:24:00 AM
   Company Name: Intel(R) Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\ProgramData\Intel\iCLS Client\socketheciserver.log

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\Control\Nls\Locale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\WS2_32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\NSI.dll
C:\windows\system32\SETUPAPI.dll
C:\windows\system32\CFGMGR32.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll

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

 

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