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Should I remove Energy Management?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #486
United States Rank #613
Reach 1.3350%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.44 days
425.99 days >
Average installed length: 223.82 days


VersionDistribution 0.27% 0.09% 0.01% 0.35% 1.73% 9.90% 0.11% 6.32% 0.00% 3.47% 23.77% 7.27% 4.55% 1.60% 0.38% 2.93% 1.61% 0.30% 0.04% 0.00% 0.67% 0.47% 0.58% 0.02% 0.27% 0.03% 7.00% 7.86% 2.49% 1.41% 0.00% 0.04% 0.34% 0.11% 0.01% 0.03% 0.32% 0.13% 2.22% 0.05% 0.53% 0.02% 0.39% 3.36% 0.09% 0.02% 0.01% 0.41% 0.07% 0.04% 0.00%
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Energy Management

What is Energy Management?

Lenovo’s Energy Management interface tool allows user-modification of system settings to make better use of available energy when running mobile versus stationary. Function also allows you to set options for screen brightness, CPU speed and other features which might impact mobile run time.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Lenovo computers. The most common release is, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 primary executable is named energy management.exe. The setup package generally installs about 47 files and is usually about 29.36 MB (30,783,930 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
Lenovo computers come pre-installed with software that you may not need. This often includes trial versions of anti-virus software, various security software such as facial-recognition, pc optimizations programs, backup apps, dvd burners and media players.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Lenovo PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Help link: www.lotro.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Energy Management\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D0956C11-0F60-43FE-99AD-524E833471BB}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0418 -removeonly
Estimated size: 29.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Energy Management

Program executable:energy management.exe
Name:Lenovo Energy Management Software
Signed by:Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\energy management\energy management.exe
Additional files:
  • Lenovo Super Energy Saver.exe - Lenovo Energy Management Software
  • LenovoVhid.dll - Lenovo Virtual Hid Minidriver
  • LenovoVhid.sys - Lenovo Hid Umdf
  • EquipManage.exe - EquipManage (Equipment Management)
  • utility.exe - Lenovo Battery Management Software Ver 8.0
  • start_utility.exe - Lenovo Battery Management Software Ver3.0
  • TurnOnODD.exe - Lenovo Energy Management Software Suite
  • LenovoEmExpandedAPI.dll - Lenovo Energy Management Software 7.0 (Lenovo Energy Management Software 7.0 Dynamic Link Library)
  • BatteryTestDLL.dll
  • Open EnergyManagement.exe
  • HookLib.dll
  • KbdHook.dll
  • powcpl.dll
  • wdreg.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Open EnergyManagement.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0AF687B-EADE-4AD1-9BCF-3B917C7B4DA2}' (runs on registration).
  • Energy Management.exe is scheduled as a task named 'dust remover' (runs monthly on Fridays at 8:00 PM).
  • utility.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Start utility' (runs on boot).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Energy Management.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Energy Management.
  • utility.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • utility.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EnergyUtility' and executes as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Energy Management\utility.exe.
  • Energy Management.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Energy Management' and executes as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Energy Management\Energy Management.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Energy Management.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Energy Management' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Energy Management\Energy Management.exe.
  • utility.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EnergyUtility' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Energy Management\Utility.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • utility.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Energy Management\utility.exe'.
  • Energy Management.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Energy Management\Energy Management.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

energy management.exe
Memory:3.06 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0021966597%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00090122%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00129544%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:525
8,062,084 average
70 average
Memory:13.01 MB
Total CPU:0.0001167601%
Kernel CPU:0.00004257%
User CPU:0.00007419%
CPU cycles/sec:3,860
I/O reads/min:68 Bytes

How do I remove Energy Management?

You can uninstall Energy Management 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 Energy Management, 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 Energy Management.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 56.27%
Windows 7 42.84%
Windows XP 0.53%
Windows Vista 0.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.34%
Windows 8.1 22.98%
Windows 8 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.15%
Windows 10 Home 8.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.67%
  United Kingdom 5.33%
  Germany 5.15%
  India 3.28%
  Canada 2.96%
  Brazil 2.43%
  Italy 2.23%
  Poland 2.11%
  France 1.47%
  Russia 1.37%
  Czech Republic 1.24%
  Mexico 1.13%
  Netherlands 1.09%
  Malaysia 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 97.24%
Acer 0.98%
Hewlett-Packard 0.77%
Dell 0.56%
ASUS 0.29%
Sahara 0.07%
Alienware 0.05%
Samsung 0.04%
Common models
LENOVO 20217 6.20%
LENOVO 20236 5.60%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 4.88%
LENOVO 20150 3.94%
LENOVO 4334 3.32%
LENOVO 20240 3.29%

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

comments2 comments

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AERYKover a year ago
Virtualbox....... is correct. This is a fantastic feature of this program. Just ensure that it is not on your startup list
user comment
virtualboxsavedmylifeover a year ago
DO NOT GET RID OF THIS! At least on my specific Lenovo compy, it allows me to use a feature that gets rid of dust in my laptop fan that I cannot access otherwise.