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What is zeroconfigservice.exe?

Part of Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless by Intel®

What is it?

Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Zero Configure Service is used to set up, edit, and manage network profiles to connect to a network. It also includes advanced settings such as power management and channel selection for setting up ad-hoc networks. The WiFi Connection Utility lets users view the current connection details (signal quality, speed and current network name), scan for available WiFi networks and troubleshoot wireless connection problems.
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How does zeroconfigservice.exe run?

Service - zeroconfigservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'ZeroConfigService' (Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Zero Configuration Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Zero Configuration Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the zeroconfigservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of zeroconfigservice.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is zeroconfigservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU316.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.93 MB RAM18.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\intel\wifi\bin\zeroconfigservice.exe

Are there other versions of Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

About Intel® Corporation

Intel is best known for producing the microprocessors found in many personal computers. The company also makes a range of other hardware including network cards More...
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File details

File name: zeroconfigservice.exe
Publisher: Intel® Corporation (verified)
Name: Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless
Description: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Zero Configure Service
Version: 16, 6, 0, 0
Size: 3.5 MB
Original file name: ZeroConfigService.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Intel Corporation

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001897718%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001581431%
User CPU: 0.00003162862930%
Privileged CPU time: 2625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,963,966,273
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 97.26 MB
Peak committed memory: 104.11 MB
Paged memory: 3.93 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.04 MB
Paged system memory: 185.37 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.33 KB
Working set memory: 10.84 MB
Peak working set memory: 12.68 MB
Min working set memory: 10.82 MB
Private memory: 3.93 MB
Page faults: 19,141
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 771
Total read transfer: 35.41 KB
Total write operations: 240
Total write transfer: 5.59 KB
Total other operations: 4,560
Total other transfer: 22.46 KB
Handle count average: 250
Thread count average: 11

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\ZeroConfigService.exe"

Service details

Name: Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Zero Configuration Service
Service name: ZeroConfigService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Manages the zero configuration service for all the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software components.”

Image hashes

MD5: c4c5c3198c3261bec89e6c3631047baf
SHA-1: af9ec262809b177ca877fd97e84d3cdf381e6817

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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