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Should I remove LenovoEMC Storage Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,202
United States Rank #11,277
Reach 0.0303%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.44 days
498.64 days >
Average installed length: 262.00 days


VersionDistribution 55.52% 1.00% 42.98% 0.17% 0.33%

LenovoEMC Storage Manager


LenovoEMC Storage Manager is a software program developed by EMC. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is lenovoemcstoragemanager.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 8.97 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 26.63 MB (27,922,898 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 43% of users of LenovoEMC Storage Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LenovoEMC Storage Manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LenovoEMC Storage Manager\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 26.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LenovoEMC Storage Manager

Program executable:lenovoemcstoragemanager.exe
Name:LenovoEMC Storage Manager
LenovoEMC Storage Manager 14439 2013-07-06 19:56 testuser
Signed by:LenovoEMC Products USA
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovoemc storage manager\lenovoemcstoragemanager.exe
Additional files:
  • VssLifeLineProvider.dll - VSS LifeLine Provider
  • VssLifeLineProvider64.dll
  • TwonkyServerSetupEMC-7.0.9.exe (by PacketVideo) - Twonky 7.0 Installer
  • pCloudd.exe (by LenovoEMC) - pCloudd Application
  • DrvInstallHlpr.exe (by LenovoEMC) - Personal Cloud (cNIVdrv.sys install helper application)
  • DrvInstallHlpr64.exe
  • wxmsw28u_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • LenovoEMCStorageEngine.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • VssLLProviderInstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LenovoEMCStorageManager.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 5.
  • pCloudd.exe runs as a service named 'PCloudd' (PCloudd).
Startup File (User Run)
  • LenovoEMCStorageManager.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'LenovoEMC Storage Manager 9580 2013-03-29 02:57 testuser' and executes as "C:\Program Files\LenovoEMC Storage Manager\LenovoEMCStorageManager.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • LenovoEMCStorageManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\LenovoEMC Storage Manager\LenovoEMCStorageManager.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003138659%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005149%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00026238%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,070,109
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:119 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:11 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0000360386%
Kernel CPU:0.00002718%
User CPU:0.00000886%

How do I remove LenovoEMC Storage Manager?

You can uninstall LenovoEMC Storage Manager 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 LenovoEMC Storage Manager, 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 LenovoEMC Storage Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.69%
Windows 10 37.96%
Windows Vista 3.01%
Windows XP 2.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.92%
Windows 7 Professional 18.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.04%
Windows 8.1 10.37%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.20%
Windows 10 Home 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.26%
  Netherlands 10.56%
  United Kingdom 6.89%
  Germany 5.72%
  Belgium 5.57%
  France 4.69%
  Canada 2.64%
  Italy 2.64%
  Spain 1.91%
  Brazil 1.47%
  Switzerland 1.17%
  Israel 1.17%
  Australia 1.03%
  Mexico 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.24%
Dell 25.36%
Acer 12.54%
ASUS 10.50%
Lenovo 5.83%
Samsung 4.08%
Toshiba 3.50%
Medion 2.62%
Intel 1.46%
MSI 0.87%
American Megatrends 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.29%
Dell XPS 8700 2.45%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.45%
ASUS All Series 2.45%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.45%


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