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What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,819
United States Rank #6,248
Reach 0.0635%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.45 days
809.88 days >
Average installed length: 425.53 days


8.30.0057.00 6.79%
8.30.0054.00 0.80%
8.30.0053.00 0.24%
8.30.0052.00 0.24%
8.30.0049.00 22.94%
8.30.0045.00 4.00%
8.30.0044.00 0.24%
8.30.0039.00 0.40%
8.30.0036.00 0.56%
8.30.0032.00 2.08%
8.30.0023.00 41.25%
8.21.0023.00 0.24%
8.21.0021.00 0.08%
8.21.0020.00 0.08%
8.21.0015.00 0.08%
8.21.0012.00 0.08%
8.21.0011.00 0.40%
8.21.0006.00 6.55%
8.20.0023.00 11.59%
8.10.0006.00 1.36%

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Client Security - Password Manager

What is Client Security - Password Manager?

ThinkVantage Password Manager allows users to save passwords for Web sites and Windows applications, and subsequently auto-fills those passwords when the user visits those Web sites or logs on to the application. Password Manager provides a user interface that allows the user to review and modify entries stored in the password database. The user interface also allows the user to configure the application's settings.


The most common release is 8.30.0023.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named css_user.exe. The setup package generally installs about 75 files and is usually about 101.19 MB (106,100,364 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Help link: www.lenovo.com/think/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{44E9D4C2-946C-4378-9354-558803C47A68}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 101.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Client Security - Password Manager

Program executable:css_user.exe
Name:Client Security Solution
User functions for Client Security Solution
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\client security solution\css_user.exe
Additional files:
  • certificatetransferwizard.exe - Client Security Solution (Utility to transfer certificates)
  • css_admin.exe - Client Security administrative software
  • css_banner.dll - dll to provide CSS masthead.
  • css_cert_transfer_tool.exe - Utility to transfer certificates.
  • css_cleanup.exe - Cleans up files
  • css_dlgcustompolicy.dll
  • css_enroll.dll
  • css_gina_plugin.dll - CSS Plugin GINA
  • css_gina_res.dll
  • css_lenovo_res.dll - dll to provide Lenovo look and feel.
  • css_manage_vista_tpm.exe - CSS Vista TPM Management Utility
  • css_policymanager.exe - Policy Manager for Client Security Solution
  • css_pwmgr_toggle.exe - Controls Password Manager Enable State
  • css_smartcard.exe - Smartcard tool for Client Security Solution
  • css_strings.dll - Common strings
  • css_think_res.dll - dll to provide Think look and feel.
  • css_wait_bar.dll - Wait Bar
  • css_winpe_logon.exe
  • css_wizard.exe - Client Security Solution Wizard
  • cssauth.exe - CSS Authentication Provider
  • cssclearlockout.exe - Utility to clear TPM lockout
  • csscsp.dll - Crypto Service Provider
  • cssdlgpwentry.dll - dlganswerprompt.dll
  • cssdlgwarnings.dll
  • csspkcs11.dll - PKCS#11 module
  • cssplanarswap.exe - Utility for TPM key recovery
  • cssppchange.exe - cssppchange
  • csspwdrecovery_tool.exe - Password recovery tool
  • csswait.dll
  • dlganswerprompt.dll
  • itpmdetect.exe - Utility to detect the iTPM
  • tpmdetect.exe - Utility to detect the TPM
  • tpmenable.exe - Utility to enable the TPM
  • tpmstate.exe - Check TPM State
  • vmserver.exe - vm server
  • xml_crypt_tool.exe - File encryption tool
  • HwPwReset.exe - Hardware Password Reset
  • csspwm_app_policy.dll - Password Manager (Application Policy Module)
  • csspwm_auth_policy.dll - Authentication Policy Module
  • csspwm_db_encryption.dll - Encryption Module
  • csspwm_db_storage.dll - Storage Module
  • csspwm_gui.dll - Gui Module
  • csspwm_initialization.dll - Initialization Policy Module
  • password_manager.exe
  • tvtpwm_ie_com.dll - Password Manager IE BHO
  • tvtpwm_interface.dll - Password Manager Interface
  • tvtpwm_keyboard_hook.dll - Password Manager Keyboard Hook
  • tvtpwm_keyboard_hook_x64.dll
  • tvtpwm_windows_hook.dll - Password Manager Windows Hook
  • tvtpwm_windows_hook_x64.dll
  • tvtpwm_moz_xpcom.dll - Password Manager Mozilla/Firefox Browser Extension
  • css_admin_vista_launcher.exe
  • css_credprov.dll
  • css_credprov_manager.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tvtpwm_ie_com.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IePasswordManagerHelper Class' with the class of {BF468356-BB7E-42D7-9F15-4F3B9BCFCED2} (Password Manager Browser Helper Object).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • tvtpwm_ie_com.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'IePasswordManagerMenu Class' with a class of {F4F55DC8-0B69-4DFE-BA94-CB677B88B2A3}.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • cssauth.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LaunchCSS.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • cssauth.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'cssauth' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exe" silent.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.46 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0125191459%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00505384%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00746531%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,545,813
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:34 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:8 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Client Security - Password Manager?

You can uninstall Client Security - Password Manager 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 Client Security - Password Manager, 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 Client Security - Password Manager.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Client Security - Password Manager you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.16%
Windows Vista 13.02%
Windows 10 6.63%
Windows XP 5.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 60.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.46%
Windows Vista Business 7.98%
Windows 10 Pro 5.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.20%
  Germany 8.03%
  Canada 4.72%
  United Kingdom 3.57%
  Japan 2.55%
  Israel 1.85%
  Taiwan 1.85%
  France 1.72%
  Australia 1.53%
  Poland 1.34%
  Switzerland 1.27%
  DK 1.27%
  Austria 1.15%
  Czech Republic 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 97.94%
Dell 2.06%
Common models
LENOVO 4313CTO 5.94%
LENOVO 4318CTO 4.79%
LENOVO 3249CTO 4.34%
LENOVO 2901CTO 4.34%
LENOVO 2516CTO 4.11%
LENOVO 0831CTO 2.51%

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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