What is the "piconstartup.exe" ?

Our database contains 142 different files for filename piconstartup.exe . This files most often belongs to product Intel(R) PIconStartup. and were most often developed by company Intel Corporation. This files most often have description PIcon startup utility. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 1 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process piconstartup.exe.

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To understand the purpose of PIconStartup.exe, you need to know that Intel has something called Active Management Technology (AMT) built into its chips that will allow IT administrators to remotely support and manage a user’s computer, even if the user is not present or has turned off the computer. So Intel wanted to provide a way for the end user to tell if AMT was enabled on the system or not, and this is the IMSS (Intel Management and security Status) icon application. When PIconStartup.exe is in the startup of msconfig, an IMSS icon will show in the system tray. If you click on the icon, you can see if AMT is on or off and turn it off if you want to. In Windows7, this icon looks like a small blue key in a box outlined in blue. Removing PIconStartup.exe from startup just means the icon won't show up in the system tray and give a shortcut to the application interface for end user control of this AMT software. Removing PIconStartup.exe will not cause harm to the system.

piconstartup.exe Process

File details of most used file with name "piconstartup.exe"

Product:
Intel(R) PIconStartup
Company:
Intel Corporation
Description:
PIcon startup utility
Version:
8.1.0.1281
MD5:
4c7c4cadd2515329d9d40d7dc91c5930
SHA1:
ea261ea4272825dc631a284aa8414085b4b39655
SHA256:
7f0bb59df698c949217036f12579ffeddd3444cfa26376824314e88e563eef0d
Size:
133440
Directory:
%PROGRAMFILES%\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IMSS
Operating System:
Windows 7
Discovered:
August 19, 2012
Occurence:
Medium oc1
Digital Signature:
Intel Corporation

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Latest new variant of the file with name "piconstartup.exe" was discovered 30 days ago. Our database contains 34 variants of the file "piconstartup.exe" with final rating Safe and zero variants with final rating Threat . Final ratings are based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.

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  • SAFErating from user gaiusgracchus for file %COMMONFILES%\INTEL\PRIVACY ICON\PICONSTARTUP.EXE (Variant: 8692017)

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    To understand the purpose of PIconStartup.exe, you need to know that Intel has something called Active Management Technology (AMT) built into its chips that will allow IT administrators to remotely support and manage a user’s computer, even if the user is not present or has turned off the computer. So Intel wanted to provide a way for the end user to tell if AMT was enabled on the system or not, and this is the IMSS (Intel Management and security Status) icon application. When PIconStartup.exe is in the startup of msconfig, an IMSS icon will show in the system tray. If you click on the icon, you can see if AMT is on or off and turn it off if you want to. In Windows7, this icon looks like a small blue key in a box outlined in blue. Removing PIconStartup.exe from startup just means the icon won't show up in the system tray and give a shortcut to the application interface for end user control of this AMT software. Removing PIconStartup.exe will not cause harm to the system.