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Should I remove Lenovo Communications Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,515
United States Rank #3,404
Reach 0.1351%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.60 days
519.13 days >
Average installed length: 272.77 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.1.18.0 3.01%
3.1.17.0 14.09%
3.1.16.0 27.60%
3.1.15.0 2.06%
3.1.14.0 0.90%
3.1.13.0 5.65%
3.1.12.0 20.63%
3.1.11.0 0.42%
3.1.10.0 9.18%
3.1.9.0 16.46%

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Lenovo Communications Utility

Overview

Lenovo Communications Utility is a program developed by Lenovo. The most used version is 3.1.16.0, 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. 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 software installer includes 63 files and is usually about 17.4 MB (18,245,755 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of Lenovo Communications Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 17.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo Communications Utility

  • Microsoft.Office.Uc.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'UCCollaborationLib'.
  • CamDll.dll - ThinkVantage Communications Utility (Camera Control Library)
  • CamTile.dll - Communications Utility for SimpleTap
  • CommFunc.dll - Communications Utility Common Library
  • CommLibs.dll - Communications Utility DLL
  • MicTile.dll
  • TPKNRDLL.dll - Keyboard detection library
  • TpKnrres.exe - Communications Utility launcher
  • vcamsvc.exe - ThinkVantage Virtual Camera Controller
  • AudioDll.dll - Lenovo Communications Utility (Audio Control Library)
  • CamMirro.exe - Communications Utility Camera Mirror
  • CamMute.exe - Camera Mute Control Service for Lenovo
  • CommCRes.dll - Resource file for Lenovo
  • CommLibsWpf.dll - Communications Utility DLL for WPF
  • CommMain.exe - Communications Utility Main UI
  • CommOSD.exe - Communications Utility Hotkey OSD
  • CUTaskbarNotifier.dll - Communications Utility Notifier Library
  • JumpDll.dll - JumpList Control Library
  • LyncCam.exe - Lync Camera Control Utility
  • SnapShot.exe - Communications Utility Snap Shot Function
  • ThemLibs.dll - Images of Communications Utility
  • TPFNF6.exe - Lenovo FnF6 OSD
  • TPKNRSVC.exe - Microphone volume control service
  • TrayCtrlNotify.exe - Communications Utility Notifier
  • vcamsvchlpr.exe - Lenovo Virtual Camera Controller Helper Utility
  • cv210.dll
  • cvaux210.dll
  • cxcore210.dll
  • cxts210.dll
  • highgui210.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • vcamsvc.exe runs as a service named 'ThinkVantage Virtual Camera Controller' (LENOVO.TVTVCAM) "Manages Integrated Camera virtualization, desktop sharing, and general admin tasks for ThinkVantage Communications Utility.".
  • TPKNRSVC.exe runs as a service named 'Lenovo Keyboard Noise Reduction' (LENOVO.TPKNRSVC).
  • CamMute.exe runs as a service named 'Lenovo Camera Mute' (LENOVO.CAMMUTE).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TpKnrres.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LENOVO.TPKNRRES' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\TPKNRRES.exe".

How do I remove Lenovo Communications Utility?

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

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Lenovo
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.98%
Windows 8 10.97%
Windows Vista 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 76.96%
Windows 10 Pro 9.94%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.12%
Windows 10 Home 0.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.10%
  Canada 5.35%
  Germany 4.95%
  United Kingdom 4.02%
  Sweden 1.85%
  France 1.81%
  Norway 1.73%
  Australia 1.49%
  DK 1.37%
  Finland 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.05%
  Switzerland 0.97%
  Israel 0.88%
  India 0.84%

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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