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Should I remove Lenovo System Interface Foundation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,214
United States Rank #950
Reach 0.5674%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.80 days
53.12 days >
Average installed length: 27.91 days


VersionDistribution 7.80% 7.24% 4.46% 3.63% 0.84% 0.18% 0.04% 5.23% 6.22% 3.83% 8.76% 5.21% 17.05% 10.70% 1.16% 1.26% 4.45% 0.01% 0.08% 2.12% 0.58% 0.33% 8.79%

Other programs by Lenovo

Lenovo System Interface Foundation


Lenovo System Interface Foundation is a program developed by Lenovo. The most used version is, 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. 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 main program executable is AutoUpdate.exe. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 39.88 MB (41,818,399 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 10. While about 60% of users of Lenovo System Interface Foundation come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Help link: www.lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\ImController\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{884BAF97-AC8D-463E-846A-47DD41866A19}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 39.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo System Interface Foundation

Program executable:AutoUpdate.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Lenovo\ImController\AutoUpdate.exe
Additional files:
  • Microsoft.Deployment.Compression.Cab.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Installer XML
  • Microsoft.Deployment.Compression.dll (by Microsoft)
  • Lenovo.Modern.CoreTypes.dll - Lenovo.Modern.CoreTypes
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.ImClient.dll - Lenovo.Modern.ImController.ImClient
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.AppDomain.dll - Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.AppDomain
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.UnmanagedPluginShim.dll - Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.UnmanagedPluginShim
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.Shared.dll - Lenovo.Modern.ImController.Shared
  • Lenovo.Modern.Utilities.dll - Lenovo.Modern.Utilities
  • Lenovo.Modern.Utilities.SystemUtilities.dll - Lenovo.Modern.Utilities.SystemUtilities
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe - Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.ContractBroker.dll - Lenovo.Modern.ImController.ContractBroker
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.EventManager.dll - Lenovo.Modern.ImController.EventManager
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.exe - Lenovo.Modern.ImController
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginManager.dll - Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginManager
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.UpdateManager.dll - Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PackageManager
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • System.Net.Http.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework (.NET Framework)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.exe is scheduled as a task named 'f076a5bd-1fcf-4deb-b740-77d530875593' (runs daily at 15:59).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AutoUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Dependency Package Auto Update.
2 Services
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.exe runs as a service named 'ImControllerService' (ImControllerService).
  • Lenovo.Modern.ImController.ContractBroker.dll runs as a service named 'System Interface Foundation Service' (ImControllerService) "The Lenovo System Interface Foundation Service provides interfaces for key features such as: system power management, system optimization, driver and application updates, and system settings to Lenovo applications including Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Settings and Lenovo ID. If you disable this service, Lenovo applications will not work properly.".

How do I remove Lenovo System Interface Foundation?

You can uninstall Lenovo System Interface Foundation 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 System Interface Foundation, 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 System Interface Foundation.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.76%
  United Kingdom 5.99%
  Italy 5.50%
  Germany 4.02%
  Spain 2.19%
  France 2.17%
  Netherlands 2.04%
  Canada 1.93%
  Australia 1.54%
  Poland 1.15%
  Norway 1.02%
  Sweden 0.88%
  Brazil 0.87%
  DK 0.82%

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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