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8.72.10 43.48%
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Lenovo Incrustation


Lenovo Incrustation is a software program developed by Lenovo. The most common release is 8.72.10, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named tponscr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 60 files and is usually about 47.89 MB (50,216,307 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 39% of users of Lenovo Incrustation come from Canada, it is also popular in France and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lenovo\hotkey
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\cleanup.dll",InfUninstallEx DefaultUninstall.LH C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\tphk_tp.inf
Estimated size: 47.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo Incrustation

Program executable:tponscr.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\hotkey\tponscr.exe
Additional files:
  • MBWrap.dll - ThinkPad Fn+F5 Utility (Wrapper DLL for Mobile Broadband API)
  • MBMWrap.dll - MBMWrap (Interface Wrapper for WWAN adapter)
  • NativeWL.dll - TpFnF5 (Wrapper for Windows Native WiFi)
  • cleanhlp.dll - Installation Program (Uninstall helper library)
  • cleanup.dll - Uninstaller for inf file
  • als.dll - On screen display (Helper dll for ambient light sensor)
  • dfraddapp.exe - On Screen Display (dfraddapp)
  • dfrcfg.exe - dfrcfg
  • dfrcfgc.exe - SmartKey Settings button control panel
  • dfrctl.dll - ThinkPad Message Transmitter for DFR
  • dfrctl.exe - ThinkPad Message Receiver for DFR
  • dfrdef.exe - Registry update utility for DFR
  • dfrhiddenkey.exe - Adaptive Keyboard Hidden Key Toast Message
  • dfrhiddenkeydesktop.exe - dfrhiddenkeydesktop
  • dfrhiddenkeytoast.dll
  • dfrlayflat.exe - Toast message for Adaptive Keyboard LayFlat Mode
  • dfrlayflatdesktop.exe - dfrlayflatdesktop
  • dfrlayflattoast.dll
  • enlpu.dll - Lenovo Patch Utility Handler
  • extapsup.exe - External Application Support for Optical Mouse
  • hlp8.dll - Helper dll for shortcut hot key on Windows 8
  • hlp8.exe - Helper exe for shortcut hot key on Windows 8/10
  • hotkey.dll - OSD library for hotkey detection
  • kcuif32.dll - Interface module for ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility
  • kcuifX64.dll
  • lcdbl.dll - Helper dll for LCD brightness indicator
  • micmutec.exe - Microphone mute button control panel
  • mkrcfg.dll - Keyboard property extension for changing F1-F12 keys
  • mkrmsg.dll - ThinkPad Message Transmitter for changing F1-F12 keys
  • mkrmsg.exe - ThinkPad Message Receiver for changing F1-F12 keys
  • moucfg.dll - Mouse property extension to disable TouchPad
  • osdui.exe
  • rmkbdppt.exe - ThinkPad Helper Function to remove keyboard property
  • shtctky.dll - ThinkPad Message Transmitter for Shortcut Hot Keys
  • shtctky.exe - ThinkPad Message Receiver for Shortcut Hot Keys
  • spkvol.dll - Helper dll for audio volume indicator
  • tpfnf2.exe - WorkStationLock

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • extapsup.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LenovoOptMouseUpdate.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • extapsup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LenovoOptMouseUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\extapsup.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000020181%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000136%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000066%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:775
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Lenovo Incrustation?

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Or, you can uninstall Lenovo Incrustation 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 Incrustation, 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 Incrustation.

Win 8 61%
Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 60.87%
Windows 7 39.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 45.65%
Windows 7 Professional 36.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.70%
Windows 10 Home 2.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.17%
Windows 8 Pro 2.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.22% of installs come from Canada
Which countries install it?
  Canada 39.22%
  France 23.53%
  Switzerland 9.80%
  United States 9.80%
  Belgium 5.88%
  Germany 1.96%
  DZ 1.96%
  Spain 1.96%
  Greece 1.96%
  JO 1.96%
  MA 1.96%

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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