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What’s CSME-Version-Detection-Tool-console.exe (Intel(R) Intel-CSME-Version-Detection-Tool-CLI)? Is it safe or a virus?

The CSME-Version-Detection-Tool-console.exe by Intel Corporation is a command line tool that is designed to detect the version of the Intel Converged Security and Management Engine (CSME) firmware running on a system. CSME is a critical component of Intel platforms that provides security and manageability features. The tool allows users to check the CSME firmware version to ensure that it is up to date and secure. It provides valuable information for system administrators and users who need to verify the status of their CSME firmware. This can help in identifying potential security vulnerabilities and ensuring the overall stability and security of the system.

While researching this executable, I found this quote on the Intel website about the CSME software "The Intel® Converged Security and Management Engine Version Detection Tool (Intel® CSMEVDT) assists with detection of the security vulnerabilities described in recent Intel security advisories.".

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the CSME-Version-Detection-Tool-console.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find CSME-Version-Detection-Tool-console.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior

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Who makes CSME-Version-Detection-Tool-console.exe (Intel(R) Intel-CSME-Version-Detection-Tool-CLI)?

We’ve found Intel Corporation should be the publisher of CSME-Version-Detection-Tool-console.exe.

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The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: May 27, 2024

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