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Should I remove ThinkVantage Productivity Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #16,770
United States Rank #14,799
Reach 0.0173%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.72 days
611.27 days >
Average installed length: 321.18 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.02 14.88%
3.00b 27.27%
2.21 5.37%
2.10.1 3.31%
2.10 16.12%
2.02 9.92%
2.01a 2.89%
2.01 1.65%
2.00 0.83%
1.11 6.20%
1.10b 5.37%
1.03 1.24%
1.02 1.24%
1.01 1.65%
1.00b 1.24%
1.00a 0.83%

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ThinkVantage Productivity Center

What is ThinkVantage Productivity Center?  (from Lenovo)

Productivity Center is a ThinkVantage Technology which guides you towards self help on ThinkPad and ThinkCentre systems by making it easier to access related ThinkVantage Technologies. Organizations can customize Productivity Center to their particular environment with the ability to include custom Web links, applicati...  Read more

Overview

ThinkVantage Productivity Center is a program developed by Lenovo. The most used version is 3.00b, 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. 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 lpl1.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 7.26 MB (7,608,982 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 48% of users of ThinkVantage Productivity Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=TVAN-PRDCTR
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\thinkvantage\prdctr
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{CF5737AF-8550-
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 7.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkVantage Productivity Center

Program executable:lpl1.exe
Name:ThinkVantage Productivity Center
Path:C:\Program Files\thinkvantage\prdctr\lpl1.exe
MD5:ab01a0fa629bbaba1c506b710f3774c3
Additional files:
  • LPCUST.EXE - ThinkVantage Productivity Center Customization Utility
  • LPBROKER.EXE - ThinkVantage Productivity Center
  • LPMGR.EXE - ThinkVantage Productivity Center Manager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LPMGR.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LPManager' which loads as C:\Program Files1\THINKV~1\PrdCtr\LPMGR.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • LPL1.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\PrdCtr\LPL1.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

LPL1.exe
Memory:7.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.3102532640%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.09446259%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.21579068%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,330,983
8,062,084 average
I/O writes/min:23.55 KB
105.02 KB average
LPMGR.EXE
Memory:3.9 MB
Total CPU:0.0000449317%
Kernel CPU:0.00001870%
User CPU:0.00002623%
CPU cycles/sec:3,757
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
I/O writes/min:5 Bytes

How do I remove ThinkVantage Productivity Center?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 47%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 51.65%
Windows Vista 32.23%
Windows 7 15.70%
Windows 8 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 52.47%
Windows Vista Business 18.83%
Windows 7 Professional 6.73%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.48%
Windows Vista Ultimate 4.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.15%
  Taiwan 3.70%
  Austria 3.33%
  Indonesia 3.33%
  Canada 2.96%
  Poland 2.96%
  France 2.59%
  Philippines 2.59%
  South Africa 2.59%
  Spain 2.22%
  Israel 2.22%
  Germany 2.22%
  Italy 1.85%
  United Kingdom 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 81.08%
Sahara 6.76%
Toshiba 4.73%
Hewlett-Packard 2.70%
Sony 2.70%
ASUS 2.03%
Common models
LENOVO 8942A13 5.52%
LENOVO 64608SG 4.29%
LENOVO 9181A2U 4.29%
TOSHIBA TECRA A8 4.29%
LENOVO 27467AG 3.07%
LENOVO 7764CTO 2.45%

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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