What is jhi_service.exe?

The genuine jhi_service.exe file is a software component of Intel® Management Engine Components by Intel Corporation.
The JHI Service ("jhi_service.exe") is called an Intel® Management Engine Component although it is not in the actual Management Engine (ME). It resides in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\". It operates invisibly, routing requests connected with Identity Protection Technology (IPT) to a Dynamic Application Loader (called "JOM") in the ME, and routing results back to the application. Apps send a request to the JHI Service by calling special Intel® DLL's included in the ME Components. The Intel® Management Engine (ME), part of Intel® vPro Technology, is firmware in a protected processor on the motherboard. Intel® ME Components communicate between Windows and the ME as part of Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT). Most modern computers now have Intel® vPro Technology and AMT, originally meant for enterprise-owned computers so that administrators could remotely diagnose, repair, and isolate even computers that were turned off.

jhi_service stands for Intel® JOM Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the jhi_service.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Jhi_service.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with jhi_service
Jhi_service.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Intel® Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface or Intel IPT Host Interface Service or Intel® Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface Service

belongs to software Intel® Management Engine Components or Intel Identity Protection Technology or Intel® Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface or Intel® Trusted Execution Engine or Intel® ME UninstallLegacy or Intel® Management Engine or Intel® Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface Service

by Intel ( or Intel Corporation - Intel Management Engine Firmware.

Description: Jhi_service.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Jhi_service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—generally C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Services\IPT\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 169,432 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 166,720 bytes and 34 more variants. 
It is a service, and the service name is jhi_service: Intel Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface Service - Allows applications to access the local Intel DAL.
The program is not visible. The jhi_service.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to do the following:
  1) uninstall Intel(R) Identity Protection Technology or Intel(R) Management Engine Components software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) go to the software publisher,, for advice.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as jhi_service.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the jhi_service.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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Summary: Average user rating of jhi_service.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. 3 users think jhi_service.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving jhi_service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with jhi_service. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the jhi_service.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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