"LMS.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "LMS.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "LMS.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "LMS.exe" process?

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A

"LMS.exe" process represents "Local Manageability Service" program.

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

Boot
   LMS

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
LMS.exe                   3,056 K   Local Manageability 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: Local Manageability Service
   Version: 8.1.0.1252
   Size: 277824 bytes
   Last modified: 7/17/2012 4:57:20 PM
   Company Name: Intel Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\log.txt

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Ids
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\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\SETUPAPI.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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