What is Intel Security Assist and Should it be Disabled?

There have been many reports by users who have observed a function called Intel Security Assist running in the background while using their computers. This sparks controversy as it doesn’t seem to serve any function and is seen to run actively in the background.

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What is Intel Security Assist?

Intel Security Assist is a component of Intel’s Active Management Technology. The true purpose of the component hasn’t been declared. But it is rumored that the component collects some information from your computer and passes it on to the manufacturer for unknown purposes. This “Claim” however, is just a rumor and there haven’t been any reports confirming it.

Intel Security Assist Installed as a Component of Intel’s Management Engine

It is to be noted that most of the intel’s post-2006 started including a hardware component that can be used remotely to control certain functions of the computer. This hardware component is said to be the reason such extensive control could be provided to IT managers on their networks. It allowed IT managers to access the Video, Keyboards and Mouse functions of the computers on their networks.

Since Active Management Technology is mostly only used by enterprises and offices which consist of huge networks of computers, it is unlikely that the hardware component has been enabled on your Personal Computer. Therefore, if you are not connected to a large computer network it is safe to say that you don’t have any use for Active Management Technology and the Intel Security Assist component that comes with it.

Should it be Disabled?

The real reason most of the users might be inquiring about Intel Security Assist is to check if it is safe to disable it or even uninstall it completely from the computer. According to our reports, it is completely safe to uninstall the component from your computer and it doesn’t have any side effects on the computer. If you feel uncomfortable uninstalling it, it can always be blocked through the firewall which will prevent most of its functionality and it can always be unblocked.

How to Uninstall Intel Security Assist?

Since it is completely safe to uninstall Intel Security Assist from your computer, in this step, we will be completely removing it. For that:

  1. Press “Windows” + “R” to open the Run prompt.
  2. Type in “Control Panel” and press “Enter”.
    Typing in Control Panel and pressing Enter
  3. Click on the “Uninstall a Program” option below the “Programs” heading.
  4. Click on “Intel Security Assist” and select “Uninstall“.
    Clicking on Intel Security Assist and selecting Uninstall
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to completely remove the program from your computer.
Kevin Arrows
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