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Should I remove Lenovo ReadyComm 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,101
United States Rank #5,352
Reach 0.0990%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 55.60 days
362.28 days >
Average installed length: 190.35 days


VersionDistribution 7.12% 6.25% 13.01% 59.38% 14.14% 0.10%

Typically installed together

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Lenovo ReadyComm 5

What is Lenovo ReadyComm 5?

Lenovo ReadyComm is pre-installed with various Lenovo PCs and is designed to help configure and manage the PC's wireless and Ethernet network connectivity.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is readycomm.exe. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 32.86 MB (34,456,579 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS008677
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\ReadyComm
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{17542DBF-E17C-4562-BC4D-FA3EF3076C45}\Setup.exe -runfromtemp -removeonly
Estimated size: 32.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo ReadyComm 5

Program executable:readycomm.exe
Name:Lenovo ReadyComm
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\readycomm\readycomm.exe
Additional files:
  • LinkAVE.dll - Lenovo ReadyComm (LinkAVE Dynamic Link Library)
  • MDPClnt.dll - lenovo MDPClnt (MDPClnt)
  • ConnSvc.exe - Lenovo ReadyComm ConnSvc (Lenovo ReadyComm)
  • AppSvc.exe - Lenovo ReadyComm AppSvc
  • BTSvc.exe - Lenovo ReadyComm BTSvc
  • Projectionist.exe - Projectionist Module
  • btwapi.dll (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth Software (WBTApi DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ReadyComm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F138CC5B-0227-4156-B96B-ECD8A186F59B}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • ConnSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Lenovo ReadyComm ConnSvc' (Lenovo ReadyComm ConnSvc).
  • AppSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Lenovo ReadyComm AppSvc' (Lenovo ReadyComm AppSvc).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ReadyComm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ReadyComm5' and executes as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\ReadyComm\ReadyComm.exe -TrayMode.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ReadyComm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lenovo\ReadyComm\ReadyComm.exe'.
  • Projectionist.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lenovo\ReadyComm\Projectionist.exe'.
  • ConnSvc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lenovo\ReadyComm\ConnSvc.exe'.
  • AppSvc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lenovo\ReadyComm\AppSvc.exe'.

How do I remove Lenovo ReadyComm 5?

You can uninstall Lenovo ReadyComm 5 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 ReadyComm 5, 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 ReadyComm 5.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.94%
Windows 10 8.65%
Windows XP 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 67.08%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.24%
Windows 10 Home 5.19%
Windows 7 Starter 4.52%
Windows 7 Professional 3.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.46%
  Germany 10.90%
  India 4.34%
  United Kingdom 3.15%
  Brazil 3.07%
  Israel 2.94%
  Poland 2.64%
  Australia 2.04%
  Russia 1.58%
  Czech Republic 1.58%
  Argentina 1.53%
  Japan 1.28%
  South Africa 1.11%
  Mexico 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 98.58%
Acer 0.63%
Dell 0.42%
Hewlett-Packard 0.21%
ASUS 0.16%
Common models
LENOVO 2958 20.62%
LENOVO 0679 10.66%
LENOVO 0914 6.21%
LENOVO IdeaPad Y560... 4.87%
LENOVO 4311 4.18%
LENOVO 20023 3.05%

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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