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Should I remove Lenovo System Update?

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 #750
United States Rank #714
Reach 1.0580%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.83 days
230.92 days >
Average installed length: 121.33 days


5.07.0022 1.63%
5.07.0019 4.60%
5.07.0013 2.14%
5.07.0008 2.01%
5.07.0007 0.71%
5.07.0003 4.58%
5.06.0043 0.07%
5.06.0037 4.46%
5.06.0034 5.39%
5.06.0027 4.04%
5.06.0024 2.06%
5.06.0020 0.44%
5.06.0018 0.50%
5.06.0016 14.63%
5.06.0014 0.51%
5.06.0007 1.73%
5.05.0009 15.07%
5.05.0008 1.35%
5.03.0010 0.36%
5.03.0008 1.62%
5.03.0005 8.61%
5.03.0003 0.11%
5.03.0001 0.07%
5.02.0018 9.81%
5.02.0017 0.14%
5.02.0016 0.01%
5.02.0013 0.13%
5.02.0011 3.30%
5.02.0007 4.91%
5.02.0005 0.07%
5.01.0005 0.73%
5.00.0019 1.98%
5.00.0018 0.34%
5.00.0014 1.88%

Other programs by Lenovo

Lenovo System Update

What is Lenovo System Update?

Lenovo System Update is the updater program which runs with Windows (in the background as a service) and automatically starts up when your computer boots. It checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings.


The most used version is 5.05.0009, 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 tvsu.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 13.4 MB (14,048,644 bytes).

Lenovo System Update is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Lenovo PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Lenovo.com
Help link: www.lenovo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\System Update\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{25C64847-B900-48AD-A164-1B4F9B774650}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo System Update

Program executable:tvsu.exe
Name:Lenovo System Update
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\system update\tvsu.exe
Additional files:
  • QualityStats_repo1.dll - QualityStats_Repository1
  • SystemUpdateSearch.exe - Lenovo System Update (SystemUpdateSearch)
  • QualityStats.dll - Quality Statistics (QualityStats)
  • IsMetroMode.exe - IsMetroMode
  • suexecutor.exe - suexecutor
  • TvsuCommandLauncher.exe - Lenovo System Update TvsuCommandLauncher
  • SocksSSLConnector.dll - SocksSSL Dynamic Link Library
  • SUService.exe - Lenovo System Update Service
  • tvsutil.dll - tvsutil Dynamic Link Library
  • clearsuservice.exe - clearsuservice Application
  • Tools.dll - Tools Dynamic Link Library
  • ConfigService.exe - ConfigService Application
  • TvtBiosCheck.exe - TvtBiosCheck Application
  • susetsched.exe - susetsched Application
  • Tvsukernel.exe
  • tvsuShim.exe - tvsuShim Application
  • ConfigScheduledTask.exe - ConfigScheduledTask
  • tvsuhd32.sys - Software Installer (System Information Detector)
  • tvsuhd64.sys
  • UACSdk.exe - uacsdk Application
  • mapdrv.exe - Map Network Drive (Map Network Drive Application)
  • TvsuServiceCommon.dll - TvsuServiceCommon
  • uncsetting.exe - uncsetting
  • UNCObject.dll - UNCObject
  • UNCServer.exe - UNCServer
  • Client.dll - Client
  • Common.dll - Common
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • dm.exe
  • EnumCD.exe
  • Installer64.exe
  • StartSuService.exe
  • tpisysidsu.exe
  • Tvsu_Cpl_Res.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • tvsu.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TVSUUpdateTask_WIN-Q1O0S072QE4_Administrator' (runs monthly on Thursdays at 08:14).
  • tvsuShim.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TVSUUpdateTask_Weekly' (runs weekly on Mondays at 11:11 AM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ConfigScheduledTask.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TVSUUpdateTask_Login.
  • tvsuShim.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TVSUUpdateTaskOnce.
  • SUService.exe runs as a service named 'System Update' (SUService) "Lenovo System Update".
Startup File (User Run)
  • StartSuService.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'StartSuService' and executes as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\System Update\StartSuService.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • tvsu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ContinueAfterReboot' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\System Update\Tvsu.exe CONTINUEINSTALL SHOWGUI.

How do I remove Lenovo System Update?

Quickly and completely remove Lenovo System Update 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 System Update 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 System Update, 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 System Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.56%
Windows 8 38.33%
Windows XP 0.10%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 45.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.74%
Windows 8.1 10.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.54%
Windows 10 Pro 5.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.13%
  Germany 6.03%
  Canada 4.21%
  United Kingdom 3.46%
  France 2.19%
  Italy 1.96%
  DK 1.72%
  Australia 1.66%
  Sweden 1.34%
  Netherlands 1.33%
  Israel 1.28%
  India 1.21%
  Czech Republic 1.14%
  Finland 1.13%

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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