How to remove Intel Management Engine?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Lutschpuppe, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Lutschpuppe

    Lutschpuppe MDL Junior Member

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    Hello folks,

    as many of you know, it is possible to remove partially to avoid critical security vulnerability and spyfunctions of ME: https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner

    My problem is, that this is a python-script and i have absolutely no knowledge or experience with this programming language. I found this: https://www.win-raid.com/t2540f39-ME-cleaner.html#msg42703
    I installed python 3.6, but the script isn't working.

    Can someone explain step-by-step how to get this working or a manual mod (hex edit)? I still have the SPI-image of the BIOS.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    remove clean ME from bios is to reset its settings.. not to actually remove whole ME but a clean ME that will allow boot.

    now new procedures needed to fix that ME flaw.
     
  4. nexus76

    nexus76 MDL Addicted

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    #4 nexus76, Dec 4, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2017
    Hi,
    I compiled the script with py2exe, so you can download me_cleaner as a windows executable.
    On my ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer I was successful applying it with

    me_cleaner -d -S dump.rom -O dump-mod.rom

    [​IMG]

    -S applies the HAP-bit (soft-disable), in detail:

    The only downside for me is that my Z97 onboard Intel NIC doesn't work under linux and macOS anymore, no such issues under Windows.
    Guess it's a VLAN-related issue.

    For cross-compatibility I put an Intel Gigabit CT NIC into a PCIe 1x slot and disabled the onboard NIC via UEFI.
    Meanwhile me_cleaner even worked for me on my Probox23 (H81) and my miniITX Celeron 1037U (C216) board flawlessly.

    kind regards
     
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