1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 28, 2012 12:54 PM by Jason RSS

Intel Manageability Firmware Recovery Agent

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I am not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this question or not so if it isn't please direct me to the right place. I have a new Toshiba Laptop with Windows 7. The laptop has an intel processor with an i7 core. Yesterday, I received notice that software with the name in this title was attempting to install itself. I did not allow it as I was not sure what this software does and if this is a legitimate Intel software package. I cannot find this software on the Intel website.

My questions are:

1. Is this a real Intel Software package?

2. What does it do?

3. Do I need to allow this software to install?

Thanks,

Dan Bowman

  • 1. Re: Intel Manageability Firmware Recovery Agent
    Jason Community Member
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    Dan,

     

    I would guess that it provides a safety net for the unfortunate moment when you brick the Firmware on the Manage Engine.

     

    My first thought is, if you didn't find it on the Intel Support site, look on the support site for your laptop. It may be something from Toshiba.

     

    Second thought is, read the EULA and see what it says about the vendor and cross reference that.

     

    If it is being downloaded by a system health monitor on your device though, as part of the OEM bloat ware, you can probably consider that "convenience software". 

     

    Jason

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