What is ncs2prov.exe? Virus or Safe? How to Fix it?

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NCS2Prov.exe is an application used by Device Manager. Common errors include high CPU usage, however its not a virus or malware. ncs2prov.exe initiated when it need to communicate with the Device Manager in Windows 10/8/7/XP.


What is ncs2prov.exe?

NCS2Prov.exe is a small software that belongs to Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager software. This process is associated with Ethernet network adapter card drivers. With this process active, the adapter acts as a managed object due to the alteration in its configuration made by the remote management software.

What is the function of NCS2Prov.exe on my computer?

This remote management software is designed according to the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standards using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

When the remote management software issues WMI requests to the adapter card, NCS2Prov.exe send the required information to the remote software. NCS2Prov.exe gets started automatically when the information is required and it stops automatically when it remains active for even a short period of time.

File Location and Size

The default location of NCS2Prov.exe is C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS2\WMIProv.

The average file size in all windows versions is 185,550 bytes.

Common NCS2Prov.exe Error Message

Following are few common system / application errors that you might see on your computer:

  • ncs2prov.exe is missing
  • ncs2prov.exe not found
  • ncs2prov.exe failed to load

Associated Errors

This is not a core file of the Windows system and is not likely to give any errors. However, in some cases, some malware or virus can be named after an executable file and get into your system. In case NCS2Prov.exe is giving you any errors, please find the location of the file. If the file is located anywhere else apart from its default location, it may be a potentially harmful and you should uninstall it.

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