First of all, understanding that you are the owner
of the laptop, you have something to cheer on that is ... you yourself
are the administrator here.
Secondly, Intel Active Management
Technology (AMT) is hardware-based technology for remotely managing and
securing PCs out-of-band. Currently, Intel AMT is available in desktop
PCs with Intel Core2 processor with vPro technology and available in
laptop PCs with Centrino processor with vPro technology or Centrino2
processor with vPro technology. However I must clarify that Centrino is
is not a mobile CPU - rather, the term covers a particular combination
of mainboard chipset, mobile CPU and a wireless network interface in
the design of a laptop.
AMT enabled, your laptop is ready for remote administration and it is
required especially in an environment where the system updates,
anti-virus scanning and virus database updation, remote system
administration and a lot more is done by the system admin who is
managing a group of computers in a networked environment. In your case,
since you are not using it in a domain/network environment, you don't
really need to enable AMT (option is given in the BIOS) lest you
manually update your OS/antivirus regularly and you don't really feel
the need to manage your laptop remotely. I hope the prompt does not
bother you anymore for it is no virus or any malicious activity
indication, however I feel that you should know about the following to
get an idea about what lies inside your computer:
Moreover, since you are unaware of the communities we have here on IPIP as you are new, we have a complete separate section Intel vPro Expert Centerthat addresses vPro related issues and Josh Hilliker
being the community admin and an expert on vPro is doing an excellent
job. I'd encourage you to register and browse through different
sections and I am sure you will get prompt responses and immediate
support on any issues you encounter regarding Intel, happy surfing!
Intel Go Green, Save The Environment!
Ajay Mungara (My pal that Runs Manageability developer forum) blogged about this - http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2007/04/26/instructions-to-disable-the-intel-amt-privacy-notification-popup/
it will tell you how to shut it off.
However, I highly recommend checking out the features before you disable the prompt, there are a # of features that are helpful even at home.