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6% remove it94% keep it
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ThinkVantage System Update

What is ThinkVantage System Update?

System Update is used to update/install Lenovo drivers, BIOS and applications. System Update should be used to update your system after a new setup or re-image. System Update may need to be run multiple times to ensure all updates have been downloaded and installed successfully.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 57.97 MB (60,781,744 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.pc.ibm.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\SystemUpdate\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2A43FF29-0D97-4445-B82D-9324F176AED5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 57.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkVantage System Update

  • _OpticalDriveDetection.exe
  • ipac.dll
  • jniballoon.dll
  • JNITools.dll
  • PipeServer.exe
  • sustart.exe
  • tpisysid.exe
  • tvtlauncher.exe
  • UCLauncher.exe
  • UCLauncherCommon.dll
  • UCLauncherService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • UCLauncherService.exe runs as a service named 'ThinkVantage System Update' (UCLauncherService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • UCLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'suScheduler' which loads as C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\SystemUpdate\UCLauncher.exe /SCHEDULER.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UCLauncherService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\SystemUpdate\UCLauncherService.exe'.

How do I remove ThinkVantage System Update?

Quickly and completely remove ThinkVantage 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 ThinkVantage 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 ThinkVantage 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 ThinkVantage System Update.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

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

Distribution by countryGeography

28.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.57%
  Hong Kong 14.29%
  Italy 14.29%
  Austria 7.14%
  Australia 7.14%
  Canada 7.14%
  Germany 7.14%
  Taiwan 7.14%
  Venezuela 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 60.00%
Sahara 30.00%
Intel 10.00%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 10.00%
LENOVO 8719D72 10.00%
LENOVO 2008SF7 10.00%
LENOVO 1706A78 10.00%
LENOVO 07686TG 10.00%
LENOVO 06896AU 10.00%

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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