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Should I remove Client Security Solution?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,144
United States Rank #23,142
Reach 0.0059%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.92 days
587.74 days >
Average installed length: 308.81 days


8.0.0409.00 0.86%
8.0.0311.00 18.97%
8.00.0311.00 36.21%
8.00.0310.00 1.72%
8.0.0307.00 1.72%
8.0.0206.00 0.86%
8.0.0115.00 5.17%
8.00.0114.00 9.48%
8.0.0113.00 3.45%
7.00.0022.00 16.38%
7.00.0017.00 4.31%
6.01.0037.00 0.86%

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Client Security Solution

What is Client Security Solution?

Client Security Solution is designed to help you protect PC-based computing assets. These assets include the PC itself, confidential data on the PC and the company network.


The most used version is 8.00.0311.00, 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 Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is csslauncher.exe. The software installer includes 94 files and is usually about 88.29 MB (92,579,104 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Help link: www.lenovo.com/think/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{48227AEB-DC8E-4A90-A274-0B4A39D699B1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 88.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Client Security Solution

Program executable:csslauncher.exe
Client Security Solution
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\lenovo\csslauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • TVSU_TPC.DLL - ThinkVantage System Update (Language DLL)
  • css_tpc.dll - Client Security Solution (CSS TPC Plugin)
  • tvtpwm_keyboard_hook.dll - Copyright Lenovo 2005, 2006. All Rights Reserved (Password Manager Keyboard Hook)
  • tvtpwm_tray.exe - Password Manager Tray Application
  • tvtpwm_ie_com.dll - Client Security Solution Password Manager (Password Manager IE Browser Helper Object)
  • tvt_passwordmanager.dll - Client Security Password Manager (Password Manager Main DLL)
  • tvtpwm_moz_xpcom.dll - Password Manager Mozilla Browser Extension
  • tvtpwm_windows_hook.dll - Password Manager Windows Hook
  • certificatetransferwizard.exe - Utility to transfer certificates
  • css_admin.exe - Administrative functions for Client Security Solution
  • css_banner.dll - dll to provide CSS masthead.
  • css_cert_transfer_tool.exe - Utility to transfer certificates.
  • 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_user.exe - User functions for Client Security Solution
  • 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
  • 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
  • rnr_tpc.dll - rnr_tpc Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tvtpwm_ie_com.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CPwmIEBrowserHelper Object' with the class of {F040E541-A427-4CF7-85D8-75E3E0F476C5} (ThinkVantage Password Manager).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • tvtpwm_ie_com.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {0045D4BC-5189-4b67-969C-83BB1906C421}.
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.

How do I remove Client Security Solution?

You can uninstall Client Security Solution 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 Solution, 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 Solution.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Client Security Solution you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win XP 54%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 60.34%
Windows 7 21.55%
Windows Vista 18.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 59.81%
Windows 7 Professional 8.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.54%
Windows Vista Business 5.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.89%
  Germany 6.02%
  United Kingdom 4.51%
  Australia 4.51%
  Israel 2.26%
  Czech Republic 2.26%
  Greece 2.26%
  Hungary 2.26%
  Sweden 2.26%
  Taiwan 2.26%
  Netherlands 1.50%
  Poland 1.50%
  Italy 1.50%
  Austria 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 91.21%
Toshiba 5.49%
ASUS 3.30%
Common models
LENOVO 9181A2U 4.85%
LENOVO 7668CTO 3.88%
LENOVO 77675AU 3.88%
LENOVO 7659AB7 3.88%
LENOVO 7665AV6 2.91%

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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