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What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,692
United States Rank #7,927
Reach 0.0545%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.14 days
0.96 days >
Average installed length: 0.50 days


1.6.77 43.51%
1.5.75 34.88%
1.1.30 3.41%
1.0.29 18.20%

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Lenovo Smart Update

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What is Lenovo Smart Update?

Smart Update is a pre-installed application that keeps all installed Lenovo software and drivers up to date. It does this by checking for updates in the background and notifying users if a new update is available.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Lenovo computers. The most common release is 1.6.77, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named smartupdate.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 3.66 MB (3,840,803 bytes). The installed file Lenovo Smart Update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Lenovo Smart Update
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{29B7C0EB-A1E6-4BC3-8344-70EDE4F189F1}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.66 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo Smart Update

Program executable:smartupdate.exe
Name:Lenovo Smart Update
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\lenovo smart update\smartupdate.exe
Additional files:
  • Lenovo Smart Update Service.exe - Lenovo SmartUpdate Service (Lenovo Smart Update)
  • LenovoSmartConnectService.exe - LenovoSmartConnectService (Lenovo SmartConncet)
  • Lenovo Smart Update.exe - <Lenovo Smart Update>
  • MsgReminder.dll
  • brazil.dll - Lenovo AOCO (Chinese resource)
  • chinese.dll - Chinese resurce
  • Croatia.dll
  • czech.dll
  • dansk.dll
  • dutch.dll
  • english.dll
  • finnish.dll
  • french.dll
  • german.dll
  • greek.dll
  • HK.dll
  • hungary.dll
  • italian.dll
  • japanese.dll
  • korean.dll
  • norway.dll
  • polish.dll
  • Portugal.dll
  • Romania.dll
  • russian.dll
  • Serbia.dll
  • Slovakia.dll
  • Slovenia.dll
  • spanish.dll
  • sweden.dll
  • tradi-Chinese.dll
  • turkish.dll
  • AutomateOutlook.dll - AutomateOutlook
  • CommonTools.dll
  • HookDll.dll
  • LenovoSmartConnectServicePS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • LenovoSmartConnectService.exe runs as a service named 'LenovoSmartConnectService' (LenovoSmartConnectService).
  • Lenovo Smart Update Service.exe runs as a service named 'Lenovo Smart Update Service' (Lenovo Smart Update Service).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SmartUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Smart Update' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Lenovo Smart Update\SmartUpdate.exe -autorun.
  • Lenovo Smart Update.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Smart Update' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Lenovo Smart Update\Lenovo Smart Update.exe -s.

How do I remove Lenovo Smart Update?

Quickly and completely remove Lenovo Smart Update from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Lenovo Smart Update 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 Smart Update, 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 Smart Update.

Win 10 82%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 82.01%
Windows 7 17.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 33.52%
Windows 8 18.99%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.73%
Windows 10 Home 9.02%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.79%
Windows 8 Single Language 6.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.05%
  Brazil 4.83%
  Canada 4.29%
  United Kingdom 3.94%
  Germany 3.76%
  Italy 2.77%
  India 2.50%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  Colombia 2.24%
  France 1.52%
  Czech Republic 1.43%
  Mexico 1.34%
  DK 1.34%
  Spain 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 99.24%
Acer 0.48%
Dell 0.19%
ASUS 0.10%
Common models
LENOVO IdeaPad U410 16.05%
LENOVO IdeaPad U310 14.61%
LENOVO 20195 10.12%
LENOVO 20191 9.84%
LENOVO Lenovo IdeaPad U31... 9.07%
LENOVO 20283 8.98%

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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