This obnoxious piece of malware called Intel Software Manager is:
1. Still being installed without user's consent
2. Still has no option in setup not to install it at all
What is worse, it now also keeps adding itself to system startup (I remove the entry from the Run registry key but it adds itself back like a virus) even if you go to settings and configure it to only start manually.
So, when is Intel going to clean up their act and make that buggy, nagging, piece of crap optional or at least make it respect the user settings and stay disabled when I disable it???
Maybe I should submit ism.exe to all antivirus vendors to be classified as a PUP, maybe you fix it when they start blocking it.