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

CSME-Version-Detection-Tool.exe is a program developed by Intel Corporation that is designed to detect the version of Intel's Converged Security and Management Engine (CSME) on a user's system.

The CSME is an important component of Intel's platform security architecture, responsible for a range of security and management functions. The tool provides users with information about the version of CSME installed on their system, allowing them to ensure that their system is running the latest and most secure version of the technology. This can help to protect against security vulnerabilities and ensure the overall security and stability of the system.

While researching CSME in relation to Intel, I found that their official website says "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.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find CSME-Version-Detection-Tool.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.exe (Intel(R) Intel-CSME-Version-Detection-Tool)?

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

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

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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