Intel Software License Cleanup Tool

ID 662601
Updated 5/16/2019
Version Latest




When too many license files are present on a system, Intel Software Products may suffer from slow license checks. These checks can bog the application down, leading to, for instance, slow compilation times. Additionally, it may not always be clear which license files can be safely removed to alleviate this issue. The Intel Software License Cleanup Utility identifies the unneeded license files and can be used to automatically remove them from the system.

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the package for the appropriate operating system from this page.
  2. Create or find a directory to install the tool in. We will refer to this directory as <INSTALL_DIR>
  3. Unzip the package into <INSTALL_DIR>. The cleanup utility is now ready to use.

Using the Tool 

On Windows*, enter the following on an administrator command prompt.

islcleanup.exe -a

On Linux*, enter the following on the command line. <ARCH> will be either pack_i686 or pack_x86_64 depending on whether your system is 32-bit or 64-bit, respectively.

.\islcleanup -a

Note: The -a option enables automatic removal. If you would prefer to manually control which licenses are removed, use -i instead. If you wish to see a report without removing any licenses, use the -r option.


Release Notes

System Requirements and other information can be found in the Release Notes. To view the release notes, Adobe* Reader* or another compatible PDF viewer is required.
Download Release Notes


Clicking the attachments below will prompt you to read and accept the EULA. After doing so, you will be able to access the appropriate download for your operating system ( for Windows* and islcleanup.tgz for Linux*)

You are given an Evaluation License type to the enclosed materials under the End User License Agreement for the Intel® Software Development Products (Version October 2018). The materials are Pre-Release Materials, as that term is defined in the EULA under section 1.J, with restrictions as to the use of the Pre-Release Materials outlined in section 3.2.A.1 as follows:

Pre-Release Materials. If the Materials You receive are Pre-Release Materials, in addition to the license restrictions in Section 2.2 and the restrictions in 3.2.A above, (i) You may not modify or incorporate the Pre-Release Materials into any product You are developing; (ii) You may not continue to use the Pre-Release Materials if and once a commercial version is released; and (iii) You may not disclose to any third party any benchmarks, performance results, or other information relating to the Pre-Release Materials.