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Should I remove IBM ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,242
United States Rank #42,209
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.22 days
82.17 days >
Average installed length: 43.17 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.2.92.0 81.82%
1.2.82.0 9.09%

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IBM ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility

What is IBM ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility?

This package installs ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility which enables to customize the ThinkPad and external keyboard, and to assign 'Key Sensitivity' and 'Special character input' functions.

About  (from IBM)

ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility enables predefined assignments for:

- A Windows key and an Application key on the ThinkPad keyboard.
- Audio volume control buttons, mute button, ThinkPad button/Access IBM button, Suspend/Hibernate, Wireless Radio Control, EasyEject, Full Screen Magnifier, and Presentatio...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 1.2.92.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is tpkmapap.exe. The software installer includes 88 files and is usually about 13.97 MB (14,650,547 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-44185
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\thinkpad\utilities
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2111B23F-7FDA-
Estimated size: 13.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IBM ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility

Program executable:tpkmapap.exe
Name:Keyboard Customizer
Path:C:\Program Files\thinkpad\utilities\tpkmapap.exe
MD5:40c48d5dd0bf8d2becc05d4d9202a7b4
Additional files:
  • EzEjMnAp.Exe - IBM ThinkPad EasyEject Support Application
  • PROFWIZ.EXE - IBM ThinkPad Configuration Profile Wizard
  • TPPWREX.DLL - IBM ThinkPad Power Management Extension
  • EzEjTray.exe - IBM ThinkPad EasyEject Tray Utility
  • EzEjApp.exe - IBM ThinkPad EasyEject Utility
  • TP98.EXE - IBM ThinkPad Configuration
  • TP98TRAY.EXE - IBM ThinkPad Tray Utility
  • PWRMGR.OCX (by Lenovo Group Limited) - ThinkPad Power Manager
  • PWRMGRIF.DLL (by Lenovo Group Limited) - ThinkPad Power Manager Low Level Function DLL
  • PWRMGRTR.DLL - ThinkPad Power Manager Background Monitor and Tray Battery Gauge
  • BATINFEX.DLL - IBM ThinkPad Utility (IBM ThinkPad Battery Information)
  • CFGCTRL.DLL - IBM ThinkPad Configuration Profile Wizard DLL module
  • NPDAPLY.EXE - IBM ThinkPad Presentation Director
  • NPDDEV.DLL
  • NPDRES.DLL
  • NPDRES2.DLL
  • NPDTRAY.EXE - IBM ThinkPad Presentation Director Tray Utility
  • PDIRECT.EXE
  • PWRMONIT.DLL - IBM ThinkPad Battery MaxiMiser Gauge
  • pwrwiz.ocx - IBM ThinkPad Battery MaxiMiser Wizard
  • TPDEVOCX.OCX - IBM ThinkPad Configuration ActiveX Control
  • tppwrw32.dll - IBM ThinkPad Power Management DLL for Win32
  • BMMLREF.EXE
  • BMMTASK.EXE
  • NPDMGR.DLL
  • NPDREG.DLL
  • PS2.EXE
  • PS2MAIN.EXE
  • PWMIDTSK.EXE
  • RESFM14.DLL
  • RESFM24.DLL
  • TPCFG32.DLL
  • TPHKCTRL.OCX
  • TPINSBMM.DLL
  • Tpinsej.DLL
  • Tpinsnpd.DLL
  • Tpinswin.DLL
  • TpKmapHk.dll
  • TpKmapMn.exe
  • TSMAPI32.DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PWMIDTSK.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'PMTask' (runs when idle).
  • BMMTASK.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'BMMTask' (runs when idle).
Startup File (User Run)
  • EZEJMNAP.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EZEJMNAP' and executes as C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe.
9 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TP98TRAY.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TPTRAY' which loads as C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\TP98TRAY.EXE.
  • EzEjTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EZEJTRAY' which loads as C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EZEJTRAY.EXE.
  • TpKmapMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TPKMAPMN' which loads as C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\TpKmapMn.exe.
  • EzEjMnAp.Exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EZEJMNAP' which loads as C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe.
  • TpKmapAp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TPKMAPHELPER' which loads as C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\TpKmapAp.exe -helper.
  • PWRMONIT.DLL is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BMMGAG' which loads as RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\pwrmonit.dll,StartPwrMonitor.
  • Plus 3 more

How do I remove IBM ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility?

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Or, you can uninstall IBM ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program IBM ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove IBM ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#49,242

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 100.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.16%
  Israel 13.51%
  Poland 8.11%
  Canada 5.41%
  Brazil 2.70%
  Taiwan 2.70%
  Croatia 2.70%
  United Kingdom 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 83.33%
Sahara 16.67%
Common models
IBM 1834U2G 19.05%
IBM 1836Q4U 9.52%
IBM 26472TU 4.76%
IBM 23731UU 4.76%
IBM 1834PTG 4.76%
IBM 2686DGU 4.76%

About IBM

International Business Machines (IBM) manufactures computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
Publisher URL: www.ibm.com

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