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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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Global Rank #18,158
United States Rank #36,838
Reach 0.0131%


VersionDistribution 0.78% 16.67% 3.88% 3.49% 1.55% 10.08% 0.39% 10.47% 5.81% 3.10% 2.33%
1.76 11.24%
1.75 4.26%
1.74 6.59%
1.73 6.98%
1.72 4.26%
1.71 3.49%
1.70 1.16%
1.63 0.78%
1.62 0.39%
1.61 1.94%
1.52 0.39%

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Active Protection System de ThinkVantage

What is Active Protection System de ThinkVantage?

The APS is a protection system for the ThinkPad's internal harddrive. A sensor inside the ThinkPad recognizes when the notebook is accelerated. A software applet then is triggered to park the harddisk. This way the risk of data loss in case of when the notebook is dropped is significantly reduced since the read/write head of the harddrive is parked and hence can't crash onto the platter when the notebook drops onto the floor. The hardware sensor is capable of not only recognizing acceleration of the notebook, but also (to a certain degree) of its whole orientation in space, relative to gravity's axis.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named RegSet.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 6.88 MB (7,215,563 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\TpShocks\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{46A84694-59EC-48F0-964C-7E76E9F8A2ED}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Active Protection System de ThinkVantage

Program executable:RegSet.exe
Name:ThinkVantage Active Protection System
ThinkVantage Active Protection System Registory Controller
Path:C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\TpShocks\RegSet.exe
Additional files:
  • tpshlp.dll - ThinkVantage Active Protection System (TVT Message Support DLL)
  • TpShCPLR.dll
  • TpShocks.dll

How do I remove Active Protection System de ThinkVantage?

You can uninstall Active Protection System de ThinkVantage 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Active Protection System de ThinkVantage, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Active Protection System de ThinkVantage.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.34%
Windows 10 25.87%
Windows XP 4.63%
Windows Vista 1.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 53.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.56%
Windows 10 Pro 7.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.45%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.15% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 26.15%
  Mexico 17.31%
  United States 11.15%
  Colombia 8.08%
  Argentina 6.54%
  Chile 6.15%
  Peru 4.62%
  Venezuela 3.85%
  Ecuador 2.69%
  France 1.92%
  Costa Rica 1.92%
  Uruguay 1.92%
  El Salvador 1.15%
  Panama 1.15%

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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