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Should I remove ThinkPad Presentation Director?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,251
United States Rank #23,244
Reach 0.0048%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.22 days
121.12 days >
Average installed length: 63.64 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.57 44.78%
2.56 4.48%
2.55 1.49%
2.54 19.40%
2.53 2.99%
2.52 5.97%
2.41b 11.94%
2.40b 5.97%
2.40 2.99%

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ThinkPad Presentation Director

What is ThinkPad Presentation Director?

ThinkPad Presentation Director is a display configuration utility for your ThinkPad computer that enables you to create, manage, and use presentation and display schemes. You can access these schemes through an on-screen display menu that is shown when you press the Fn + F7 key combination on your keyboard (Fn+F7 on-screen function).

Overview

The most used version is 2.57, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is pdirect.exe. The software installer includes 98 files and is usually about 34.95 MB (36,649,707 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014175
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\thinkpad\utilities
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\IsUninst.exe -fC:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\UNNPDR.isu -c"C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\Tpinsnpd.dll"
Estimated size: 34.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkPad Presentation Director

Program executable:pdirect.exe
Name:ThinkPad Presentation Director
Path:C:\Program Files\thinkpad\utilities\pdirect.exe
MD5:8a3f9ec3a6365b222185db91355f235a
Additional files:
  • NPDAPLY.EXE - ThinkPad Presentation Director
  • NPDDEV.DLL
  • NPDRES.DLL
  • NPDRES2.DLL
  • NPDTRAY.EXE
  • TpKmapAp.exe - Keyboard Customizer
  • Wdlp_control.dll - WDLP_control (WDLP_Control)
  • PROFWIZ.EXE - ThinkPad Configuration Profile Wizard
  • CFGCTRL.DLL - ThinkPad Configuration Utility (ThinkPad Configuration Profile Wizard DLL module)
  • EZEJAPP.EXE - ThinkPad EasyEject Utility
  • EZEJLP.DLL - ThinkPad EasyEject Component DLL for Productivity Center
  • EZEJMNAP.EXE - ThinkPad EasyEject Support Application
  • EZEJTRAY.EXE - ThinkPad EasyEject Tray Utility
  • PWMOSD.EXE - ThinkPad Power Manager (ThinkPad Power Manager OnScreen Display Menu)
  • PWRMGR.OCX
  • PWRMGRIF.DLL - ThinkPad Power Manager Low Level Function DLL
  • PWRMGRTR.DLL - ThinkPad Power Manager Background Monitor and Tray Battery Gauge
  • BATLOGDL.DLL (by IBM) - IBM ThinkPad Utility (IBM ThinkPad Power Management DLL for Win32)
  • ATM.DLL - Lenovo Japan ATM (ATM)
  • PWMDBSVC.exe - PWMDBSVC Module
  • PWMUI.EXE - Power Manager
  • PWMUIAux.EXE
  • PWMUICtl.DLL
  • PWRMGR.DLL
  • NPDDIF.DLL - NPDDIF
  • BATLOGEX.DLL
  • NPDMGR.DLL
  • NPDREG.DLL
  • PS2.EXE
  • PS2MAIN.EXE
  • PWMIDTSK.EXE
  • RESFM12.DLL
  • RESFM13.DLL
  • RESFM15.DLL
  • RESFM17.DLL
  • RESFM19.DLL
  • RESFM20.DLL
  • RESFM21.DLL
  • RESFM22.DLL
  • RESFM23.DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PWMIDTSK.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'PMTask' (runs when idle).
Service
  • PWMDBSVC.exe runs as a service named 'Power Manager DBC Service' (Power Manager DBC Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • EZEJMNAP.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EZEJMNAP' and executes as C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe.
6 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • NPDTRAY.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NPDTRAY' which loads as C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\NPDTray.exe.
  • PWRMGRTR.DLL is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PWRMGRTR' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\PWRMGRTR.DLL,PwrMgrBkGndMonitor.
  • TpKmapAp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TPKMAPHELPER' which loads as C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\TpKmapAp.exe -helper.
  • EZEJMNAP.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EZEJMNAP' which loads as C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe.
  • EZEJTRAY.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EZEJTRAY' which loads as C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EZEJTRAY.EXE.
  • BATLOGEX.DLL is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BLOG' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\BatLogEx.DLL,StartBattLog.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • EZEJAPP.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\EZEJAPP.EXE'.
  • PWMUI.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMUI.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

PWMDBSVC.exe
Memory:1.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000084072%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000328%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000513%
0.015104% average

How do I remove ThinkPad Presentation Director?

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

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#31,251

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 100.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.82%
  Taiwan 7.95%
  United Kingdom 7.95%
  Italy 3.41%
  Canada 3.41%
  Hong Kong 2.27%
  Israel 2.27%
  Greece 1.14%
  Indonesia 1.14%
  Brazil 1.14%
  Hungary 1.14%
  Slovenia 1.14%
  Philippines 1.14%
  Belgium 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 81.82%
Sahara 18.18%
Common models
IBM 8183WR4 8.62%
LENOVO 17033JU 3.45%
LENOVO 1951BY8 3.45%
IBM 1836Q4U 3.45%
LENOVO 9461DXG 1.72%
LENOVO 9457AU5 1.72%

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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