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Should I remove Lenovo Idea Notes?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
46% remove it54% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,466
United States Rank #8,999
Reach 0.0157%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 112.05 days
344.72 days >
Average installed length: 181.12 days


VersionDistribution 14.89% 25.24%
1.5.1 51.13%
1.2.0 3.24%
1.1.3 5.50%

Lenovo Idea Notes

What is Lenovo Idea Notes?  (from DDNi)

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Lenovo Idea Notes is a program developed by DDNi. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Lenovo computers. The most used version is 1.5.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is DDNIMSGService.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 2.2 MB (2,307,123 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 88% of users of Lenovo Idea Notes come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Lenovo Idea Notes is typically pre-installed with Lenovo computers.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Lenovo PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Lenovo computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ddni.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DDNI\Lenovo Idea Notes\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C0C17EF3-83ED-4956-8638-7354EBE7FFFF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.2 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo Idea Notes

Program executable:DDNIMSGService.exe
Name:DDNIMSGService Application
Caravan Service
Path:C:\Program Files\DDNI\Lenovo Idea Notes\DDNIMSGService.exe
Additional files:
  • CaravanUI.exe - NewsLetter UI Application (Newsletter Application)
  • DisplayInfo.exe - DisplayInfo Application
  • MSGDisplay.exe - MSGDisplay Application (Newsletter Display Application)
  • UpdateSignature.dll - UpdateSignature
  • DDNIMSGService.exe (by Digital Delivery Networks) - DDNIMSGService Application (Caravan Service)
  • Notify.exe (by Digital Delivery Networks) - Notify Application (Caravan BITS Notify)
  • Win32Utils.dll - Win32Utils
  • BitsUtil.dll - BitsUtil

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DDNIMSGService.exe runs as a service named 'DDNIMSGService' (DDNIMSGService).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.82 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000291585%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002740%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000176%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,504
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:8 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Lenovo Idea Notes?

You can uninstall Lenovo Idea Notes 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 Idea Notes, 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 Idea Notes.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.85%
Windows Vista 9.06%
Windows 10 7.44%
Windows XP 0.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.53%
Windows 7 Professional 31.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.86%
Windows 10 Home 3.58%
Windows 10 Pro 2.61%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.68%
  Canada 2.42%
  United Kingdom 1.62%
  Israel 1.41%
  India 1.21%
  Australia 0.81%
  Singapore 0.61%
  South Africa 0.40%
  Thailand 0.40%
  Malaysia 0.40%
  TT 0.20%
  Nicaragua 0.20%
  Colombia 0.20%
  RS 0.20%


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