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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,007
United States Rank #2,529
Reach 0.1986%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.27 days
716.05 days >
Average installed length: 376.23 days


3.2.0005.00 5.55%
3.2.0004.00 57.92%
3.1.0005.00 3.72%
3.1.0004.00 0.08%
3.1.0003.00 0.16%
3.1.0002.00 0.91%
3.1.0001.00 0.03%
3.0.0010.00 12.58%
2.1.0003.00 12.84%
2.0.0012.00 2.79%
2.0.0011.00 0.05%
1.3.0005.00 2.06%
1.3.0004.00 0.03%
1.3.0003.00 0.03%
1.2.0005.00 0.68%
1.1.0003.00 0.08%
1.0.0011.00 0.42%
1.0.0010.00 0.10%

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Lenovo SimpleTap

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What is Lenovo SimpleTap?  (from Lenovo)

Lenovo's SimpleTap 3.0 software combines the simplicity of a smartphone with the power of a PC by enhancing your computer interactions. An intuitive, tile-based display gives you quick control – with a simple two-finger tap or a mouse click, you can customize tiles and conveniently launch your favorite websites, tools,...  Read more


Lenovo SimpleTap is a software program developed by Lenovo. The most common release is 3.2.0004.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named SimpleTap.exe. The setup package generally installs about 113 files and is usually about 32.02 MB (33,572,608 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 56% of users of Lenovo SimpleTap come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Help link: www.lenovo.com/think/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\SimpleTap\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BF601122-9F0A-41A9-BA06-3158D9FB4B80}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 32.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo SimpleTap

Program executable:SimpleTap.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Lenovo\SimpleTap\SimpleTap.exe
Additional files:
  • GestureLauncherHook.dll - GestureLauncherHook Dynamic Link Library (GestureLauncherHook.dll, a component of Lenovo SimpleTap)
  • GestureLauncherHook32.dll
  • GestureLauncherHook64.dll
  • KeyboardLightApi.dll - KeyboardLightApi Dynamic Link Library (KeyboardLightApi.dll, a component of Lenovo SimpleTap)
  • SystemStateApi.dll - SystemStateApi Dynamic Link Library (SystemStateApi.dll, a component of Lenovo SimpleTap)
  • SynapticsApi.dll - SynapticsApi Dynamic Link Library (SynapticApi, a component of Lenovo SimpleTap)
  • GestureLauncher.exe - GestureLauncher Application (GestureLauncher.exe, a component of Lenovo SimpleTap)
  • GestureLauncher32.exe
  • GestureLauncher64.exe
  • shellext.dll - Lenovo SimpleTap (ShellExt)
  • ShellExt32.dll
  • ShellExt64.dll
  • ShellResources.dll - Shell Resources
  • LenovoPolicy.dll - LenovoPolicy
  • AddOns.dll - SimpleTap (AddOns)
  • SimpleTap.exe
  • SimpleTapAddOnInstaller.exe - SimpleTap Add-on Installer
  • SimpleTapPackage.dll - SimpleTapPackage
  • SimpleTapTutorial.exe - SimpleTap Tutorial
  • AddonInfo.dll - TileInfo
  • lenovosolutioncenter.dll - LenovoSolutionCenter
  • mediaplayercontroltv.dll - MediaPlayerControlTV
  • mediaplayertv.dll - MediaPlayerTV Source (MediaPlayerTV)
  • mediaplayer.dll - MediaPlayer Source (MediaPlayer)
  • mediaplayercontrol.dll - MediaPlayerControl
  • messagecenterplus.dll - MessageCenterPlus (Message Center Plus)
  • internetexplorer.dll - InternetExplorer (Internet Explorer)
  • coverlistviewtv.dll - CoverListViewTV
  • mediasourcestv.dll - MediaSourcesTV
  • coverlistview.dll - CoverListView
  • mediasources.dll - MediaSources
  • screenrotate.dll - ScreenRotate
  • wirelessapi.dll - WirelessApi
  • biztree.dll - Biztree
  • simpletap.resources.dll
  • wikipedia.dll - Wikipedia
  • lenovotv.dll - LenovoTV (Lenovo TV)
  • lenovotvna.dll
  • lenovotvww.dll
  • msoffice.dll - MSOffice
  • groupon.dll - Groupon
  • chrome.dll - Chrome
  • flickr.dll - Flickr
  • kayak.dll - Kayak
  • skype.dll - Skype
  • googlesearch.dll - Bing
  • Interop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ShockwaveFlashObjects'.
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • DisplayBrightnessApi.dll - DisplayBrightnessApi
  • CameraPrivacyApi.dll - CameraPrivacyApi
  • DirectShowLib.dll - Release Version (DirectShow Net Library)
  • FlashPlayerTool.dll - FlashPlayerTool
  • CoreAudioApi.dll - CoreAudioApi
  • SimpleTapResources.dll - SimpleTap Resources
  • WebcamApi.dll - WebcamApi
  • AxInterop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • BlueButton.exe
  • OKRButton.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Context Menu Handlers
  • ShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Lenovo SimpleTap' with a class of {34209C16-2106-4D1D-A89E-ABE2D488BDC9}.
  • ShellExt32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Lenovo SimpleTap' with a class of {34209C16-2106-4D1D-A89E-ABE2D488BDC9}.
  • shellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Lenovo SimpleTap' with a class of {34209C16-2106-4D1D-A89E-ABE2D488BDC9}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SimpleTapAddOnInstaller.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7D7B1FBD-F13B-45E9-A02F-312D1629CBFB}' (runs on registration).
  • SimpleTap.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BA7C2814-3316-46F3-AA68-A447AF706EBE}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • SimpleTap.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Start SimpleTap for Lenovo.Famille.
  • GestureLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SimpleTap Gesture Launcher.

How do I remove Lenovo SimpleTap?

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Or, you can uninstall Lenovo SimpleTap 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 SimpleTap, 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 SimpleTap.

Win 7 (SP1) 91%
Win XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.38%
Windows 10 8.33%
Windows XP 0.26%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 73.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.07%
Windows 10 Pro 5.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.25%
Windows 10 Home 1.18%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.08%
  Germany 4.51%
  Canada 4.13%
  United Kingdom 3.27%
  France 2.39%
  Australia 1.83%
  DK 1.56%
  Taiwan 1.42%
  Japan 1.38%
  India 1.34%
  Italy 1.18%
  Israel 1.10%
  Czech Republic 1.00%
  Sweden 0.98%

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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