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VersionDistribution 40.00% 20.00% 20.00% 20.00%

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IdeaLife is a program developed by Lenovo. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is idealife.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 10.21 MB (10,703,838 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 50% of users of IdeaLife come from the United States, it is also popular in China and Singapore.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Lenovo.com
Help link: www.lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\IdeaLife
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2F8C51EA-37A1-4D5B-A94E-E7BA87549FEE}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -removeonly
Estimated size: 10.21 MB
Language: Chinese (Simplified, PRC)

Program filesFiles installed by IdeaLife

Program executable:idealife.exe
Name:IdeaLife Module
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\idealife\idealife.exe
Additional files:
  • midlib.dll - lenovo midlib (midlib)
  • IdeaLife.Controls.dll - IdeaLife
  • IdeaLife.CustomWebBrowser.dll
  • IdeaLife.DAL.dll
  • IdeaLife.EngineCore.dll
  • IdeaLife.Helpers.dll
  • IdeaLife.Resourses.dll
  • IdeaLife.WidgetModel.dll
  • IdeaLifeDelayStart.exe
  • IdeaLifeMessageCenterLauncher.exe
  • MessageManager.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • UpdateDialog.exe - UpdateDialog Module
  • UpdateSvc.exe - UpdateSvc
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • WebInfo.dll
  • XmlDocument.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • UpdateSvc.exe runs as a service named 'idealife Update Service' (idealife Update Service) "Lenovo idealife update service.".

How do I remove IdeaLife?

Quickly and completely remove IdeaLife from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall IdeaLife 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 IdeaLife, 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 IdeaLife.

Win 7 60%
Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Basic 40.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  China 30.00%
  Singapore 10.00%
  UZ 10.00%

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a PC hardware and electronics company whose products include personal computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices and IT management software.
Publisher URL: www.lenovo.com


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