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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 #7,376
United States Rank #4,614
Reach 0.0571%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.95 days
175.51 days >
Average installed length: 92.22 days


VersionDistribution 0.71% 0.53% 7.90% 0.18% 3.02% 18.38% 0.09% 0.36% 0.18% 0.18% 0.71% 3.37% 0.80% 25.31% 11.55% 21.31% 0.18% 2.40% 2.31% 0.18% 0.09% 0.18% 0.09%

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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 19 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 73% of users of Lenovo Active Protection System come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany 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
  • regset.exe - Lenovo Active Protection System (Lenovo Active Protection System Registory Controller)

How do I remove Lenovo Active Protection System?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Lenovo Active Protection System.

Win 10 61%
Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 60.75%
Windows 7 39.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 36.09%
Windows 7 Professional 34.31%
Windows 10 Home 17.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.49%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.10%
  Germany 4.02%
  Canada 1.89%
  United Kingdom 1.89%
  France 1.77%
  Italy 1.58%
  Australia 1.34%
  Norway 0.85%
  DK 0.85%
  Czech Republic 0.79%
  Japan 0.73%
  Spain 0.73%
  Finland 0.67%
  Netherlands 0.67%

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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