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Should I remove Lenovo PhoneCompanion?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,096
United States Rank #1,103
Reach 0.6341%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.62 days
165.81 days >
Average installed length: 87.12 days


VersionDistribution 2.53% 26.76% 0.95% 41.38% 28.38%

Other programs by Lenovo

Lenovo PhoneCompanion


Lenovo PhoneCompanion is a program developed by Lenovo. The most used version is, 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 background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 33 files and is usually about 19.84 MB (20,802,242 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 8.1. While about 49% of users of Lenovo PhoneCompanion come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo PhoneCompanion\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0F82EA83-B0C5-4AB9-9695-DFE92C5FD57B}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 19.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo PhoneCompanion

  • PhoneCompanionVap.exe - Phone Companion Vap Service
  • PhoneCompanionPusher.exe - PhoneCompanionPusher
  • Phone Companion.exe - Phone Companion (Lenovo Phone Companion)
  • SoftApControl.dll - Lenovo Softap Control dll
  • pthreadGC2.dll (by Open Source Software community LGPL) - POSIX Threads for Windows LPGL (GNU C 32 bit)
  • lvjssvc.exe
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • ffmpeg.exe
  • LPAWDService.exe
  • SDL.dll
  • ServiceSetup.exe
  • TaskSwitchHook.dll
  • TaskSwitchHook.exe
  • winudp_recv.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • PhoneCompanionVap.exe runs as a service named 'Lenovo PhoneCompanionVap Service' (PhoneCompanionVap) "Lenovo PhoneCompanionVap Service".
  • PhoneCompanionPusher.exe runs as a service named 'Lenovo PhoneCompanionPusher Service' (PhoneCompanionPusher) "Lenovo PhoneCompanionPusher Service".
  • LPAWDService.exe runs as a service named 'Lenovo PAWD Service' (LenovoPAWDService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Phone Companion.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PhoneCompanion' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lenovo PhoneCompanion\Phone Companion.exe.

How do I remove Lenovo PhoneCompanion?

You can uninstall Lenovo PhoneCompanion 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 PhoneCompanion, 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 PhoneCompanion.

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 10 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 46.08%
Windows 10 Home 27.74%
Windows 8.1 Connected 12.85%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.91%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.23%
Windows 8.1 Connected Sin... 2.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.46%
  United Kingdom 7.28%
  Italy 6.40%
  Germany 3.35%
  France 3.28%
  Spain 2.93%
  Canada 2.11%
  Sweden 1.94%
  DK 1.63%
  Poland 1.61%
  Netherlands 1.53%
  India 1.40%
  Australia 1.40%
  Norway 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 99.98%
Samsung 0.01%
Acer 0.01%
Hewlett-Packard 0.01%
Common models
LENOVO 80E3 17.43%
LENOVO 20378 11.29%
LENOVO 80G0 9.92%
LENOVO 80E5 5.48%
LENOVO 80ES 3.80%
LENOVO 20405 3.24%

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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