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Should I remove Lenovo On Screen Display?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,581
United States Rank #5,522
Reach 0.0529%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.86 days
24.32 days >
Average installed length: 12.78 days


8.80.02 0.13%
8.80.00 0.54%
8.79.10 1.74%
8.78.00 19.46%
8.76.01 1.34%
8.75.01 2.95%
8.72.10 54.23%
8.63.10 19.60%

Other programs by Lenovo

Lenovo On Screen Display


Lenovo On Screen Display is a program developed by Lenovo. The most used version is 8.72.10, 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. 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 tponscr.exe. The software installer includes 74 files and is usually about 47.89 MB (50,216,307 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 68% of users of Lenovo On Screen Display come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

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 On Screen Display

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)
  • ATCMD_LIB.dll - Access Connections (ATCMD_LIB DLL)
  • 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
  • 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
  • micmute.exe - Microphone Mute Controll Service for ThinkPad
  • micmute6.dll - On screen display microphone mute button helper dll for Vista
  • micmutec.exe - Microphone mute button control panel
  • micmutes.dll - Microphone mute setting
  • 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
  • rainbow.dll - Helper DLL to open control panel
  • 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
  • tphkload.exe - ThinkPad Message Client Loader
  • tpnumlkd.dll - NumLock on screen display for ThinkPad
  • tpnumlkd.exe
  • TPONSCR.dll - On screen display property page
  • tpfnf2.exe - WorkStationLock

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • als.dll is scheduled as a task named 'TVSUUpdateTask' (runs monthly on Sundays at 18:52).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • extapsup.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LenovoOptMouseUpdate.
3 Services
  • als.dll runs as a service named 'Lenovo QuickControl Master Service' (QuickControlMasterSvc) "Lenovo QuickControl Master Service".
  • tphkload.exe runs as a service named 'Lenovo Hotkey Client Loader' (TPHKLOAD).
  • micmute.exe runs as a service named 'Lenovo Microphone Mute' (LENOVO.MICMUTE).
Startup File (User Run)
  • extapsup.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'extapsup.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\extapsup.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • als.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Lenovo Registration' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lenovo Registration\LenovoReg.exe /boot.
  • 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
Memory:6.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0000448302%
Kernel CPU:0.00002386%
User CPU:0.00002097%
CPU cycles/sec:5,111
I/O reads/min:3.71 KB

How do I remove Lenovo On Screen Display?

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Or, you can uninstall Lenovo On Screen Display 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 On Screen Display, 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 On Screen Display.

Win 8 69%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 69.17%
Windows 7 30.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 35.35%
Windows 7 Professional 26.34%
Windows 10 Home 19.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.12%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.15%
Windows 8.1 1.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.90%
  Canada 4.17%
  United Kingdom 2.72%
  Australia 1.65%
  Czech Republic 1.36%
  Russia 1.16%
  Hong Kong 1.07%
  South Africa 1.07%
  India 0.97%
  Germany 0.78%
  Israel 0.78%
  DK 0.68%
  Brazil 0.58%
  France 0.58%

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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