Intel Bloatware

Correct Steps to Remove Intel Management Engine Components on PC

Posted Sep 29,2018

“Hi I’m trying to remediate the Intel SSA threat. Part of it requires I remove Intel Management Engine Components.
This command does not work if I uninstall it through PDQ. I need to be able to uninstall this remotely for about 30 computers. Does anyone have another way of doing this?
Below is the command it fails to run:
“C:\ProgramData\Intel\Package Cache\{1CEAC85D-2590-4760-800F-8DE5E91F3700}\Setup.exe” –uninstall”


This program provides the Intel Management Engine Components for supported notebooks with supported operating systems. The Intel management Components monitor the installed Intel hardware, such as chip sets, storage, and other components. They will notify you if there are problems, updated drivers, and other information about those components.

Correct Steps to Remove Intel Management Engine Components

If you have problem to remove Intel Management Engine Components from PC, try to read this page for proper solutions to solve the problem easily, and follow the instruction we offer to successfully uninstall Intel Management Engine Components step by step.

Before removal, do this…

  1. Make sure you have logged in the Save Mode of the computer.
  2. Log in your computer system as administrator.
  3. End task of Intel Management Engine Components
  • Launch the Windows Task Manager by pressing shortcuts Ctrl +Alt +Delete;
  • Select all process related Intel Management Engine Components running in Manager, or any process relate to it;
  • Hit “End Task” to close them.

Launch the Apps and Features to Remove Intel Management Engine Components

The Control panel will delete the unwanted software in Windows, which you can launch it and select the target to run uninstall process by manual. Now, let’s take a look on how it works to remove Intel Management Engine Components from computer.

  • Click “Start” button on the left bottom, then select the first option “Apps and Features”;


  • Then you will turn to the Sitting window;
  • Scroll down the cursor until you find the target;
  • Click on the Intel Management Engine Components, then click Uninstall;


  • Click Uninstall again;

uninstall 2

  • Click Yes to run the auto uninstall process;
  • Wait for a while until the process finish;
  • Reboot your device now / later;

Next, you need to clean the leftovers of Intel Management Engine Components from computer, follow the steps to do it correctly.


  • Delete leftover registry value: Click Start-Run, type in regedit to activate registry editor, locate the below registry keys and values and delete them from the list:


(HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Intel Management Engine Components)
(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software Intel Management Engine Components)
(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Dell\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\eg ui)

  • Or put the key word Intel Management Engine Components on the search box to begin the searching, once it has showed out, delete it.


  • Delete leftover files: Click on the Start, choose the Control Panel, and double click Folder Options, select “Show Hidden Files and Folders”, then locate the blew folders and delete them directly:

(C:\Program Files\)
(C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Application Data\)
(C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\Application Data\)

If you think this is difficult to clean up all the leftovers of Intel Management Engine Components, or you have problem to remove Intel Management Engine Components, then there’s a quicker way to completely uninstall Intel Management Engine Components thoroughly.

Download Bloatware Uninstaller to Remove Intel Management Engine Components

To avoid the problem during the removal, or remove Intel Management Engine Components safely & fast, you need a third party remover to help you. Bloatware Uninstaller is actually working for any unwanted software in Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8.1/Windows 10 (32bit&64bit), so try it now.

Step 1. Launch Bloatware Uninstaller, find out and select Intel Management Engine Components on the right hand list, then click “Run Analysis” button.

step 1

Step 2. The Uninstaller will review the Intel Management Engine Components related files and registry entries, then click “Complete Uninstall” button, click “Yes” to start uninstalling it.

Step 3. Wait for the standard uninstall process completed. Click “Scan Leftovers” button. The Uninstaller has now fully uninstalled Intel Management Engine Components and deleted all its files and extensions. Click OK to finish.

For more details to remove Intel Management Engine Components, watch this video:

More tips: Intel ME can be disabled, courtesy of the NSA

What Positive Technologies experts discovered is nothing short of miraculous, as firmware experts have been searching for a way to disable ME for years.

According to a highly technical blog post, Positive Technologies experts revealed they discovered a hidden bit inside the firmware code, which when flipped (set to “1”) it will disable ME after ME has done its job and booted up the main processor.

The bit is labelled “reserve_hap” and a nearby comment describes it as “High Assurance Platform (HAP) enable.”

High Assurance Platform (HAP) is an NSA program that describes a series of rules for running secure computing platforms.

Researchers believe Intel has added the ME disabling bit at the behest of the NSA, who needed a method of disabling ME as a security measure for computers running in highly sensitive environments. ME or any vulnerabilities in its firmware could lead to leaks of highly dangerous information, hence the reason why the NSA did not want to take the risk.



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