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Should I remove Lenovo Active Protection System?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,613
United States Rank #11,502
Reach 0.0158%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.73 days
91.68 days >
Average installed length: 48.17 days


VersionDistribution 0.45% 13.06% 5.41% 68.92% 1.80% 9.01% 0.90% 0.45%

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Lenovo Active Protection System


Lenovo Active Protection System is a software program developed by Lenovo. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named apsctl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 1.23 MB (1,290,502 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of Lenovo Active Protection System come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Lenovo Active Protection System\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B9CE8032-ABBD-49E2-8554-8924599BE4BC}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo Active Protection System

Program executable:apsctl.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Lenovo Active Protection System\apsctl.exe
Additional files:
  • tpshcplr.dll - ThinkVantage Active Protection System
  • tpshocks.dll

How do I remove Lenovo Active Protection System?

Quickly and completely remove Lenovo Active Protection System from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Lenovo Active Protection System 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 Lenovo Active Protection System, 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 Lenovo Active Protection System.

Win 8 82%
Win 7 (SP1) 18%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 81.98%
Windows 7 18.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 40.09%
Windows 10 Home 32.43%
Windows 7 Professional 15.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.86%
Windows 8.1 1.80%
Windows 10 Education 1.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.42%
  Australia 5.48%
  Canada 4.19%
  United Kingdom 1.94%
  Austria 1.61%
  Japan 1.61%
  Spain 1.29%
  Germany 1.29%
  Belgium 0.97%
  France 0.97%
  Iran 0.97%
  DK 0.97%
  Czech Republic 0.97%
  China 0.97%

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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