"UNS.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

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

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A

"UNS.exe" process represents "User Notification Service" program.

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

Boot
   UNS

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
UNS.exe                   5,988 K   User Notification Service

Additional information about "UNS.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe -Embedding

Programe file information:
   Name: UNS.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\UNS\UNS.exe
   Description: User Notification Service
   Version: 8.1.0.1252
   Size: 365376 bytes
   Last modified: 7/17/2012 4:57:22 PM
   Company Name: Intel Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WindowsRuntime\CLSID
HKCR\ActivatableClasses\CLSID
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Ids
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKCR\AppID\{545C8D56-7A88-492D-B38D-559657A3DD4C}
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International

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\WSOCK32.dll
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ADVAPI32.dll

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

 

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