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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,235
United States Rank #1,004
Reach 0.5582%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.81 days
318.86 days >
Average installed length: 167.54 days


3.4.0001.00 11.11%
3.3.0004.00 12.42%
3.2.0004.00 0.79%
3.2.0003.00 3.48%
3.1.0005.00 0.08%
3.1.0004.00 29.97%
3.1.0003.00 0.10%
3.0.0012.00 3.50%
3.0.0011.00 4.74%
2.0.0012.00 33.68%
2.0.0008.00 0.06%
1.00.0005.00 0.07%

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Message Center Plus

What is Message Center Plus?

Message Center Plus, which alerts you when conditions arise on your computer that require your attention.

About  (from Lenovo)

Message Center Plus relies on ThinkPad Power Manager to assess your laptop's battery health and alert you when you need to replace your battery. To receive these alerts, you must install ThinkPad Power Manager.


Message Center Plus is a software program developed by Lenovo. The most common release is 2.0.0012.00, 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. 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 primary executable is named MessageCenterPlus.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 1.13 MB (1,186,716 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 58% of users of Message Center Plus come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on Lenovo PCs

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.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
Lenovo computers come pre-installed with software that you may not need. This often includes trial versions of anti-virus software, various security software such as facial-recognition, pc optimizations programs, backup apps, dvd burners and media players.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Lenovo PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Help link: www.lenovo.com/think/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Message Center Plus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FD331A3B-F7A5-4C31-B8D4-DF413C85AF7A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Message Center Plus

Program executable:MessageCenterPlus.exe
Name:Message Center Plus
Path:C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Message Center Plus\MessageCenterPlus.exe
Additional files:
  • ApplicationLogger.exe - ApplicationLoggerExe
  • BHProxy32.exe - BHProxy Application
  • DecompressionAddInCab.dll - Message Center Plus (DecompressionAddInCab)
  • InstallPrep.exe - InstallPrep
  • MCPConfig.exe - Message Center Plus Options
  • MCPCplRes.dll - Message Center Plus Library
  • MCPLaunch.exe - Message Center Plus Scheduler
  • mcpprep.exe - MCPPrep
  • MessageCenterPlus.exe
  • NavigationForm.dll - Navigation Form
  • PrivacyCheck.exe - PrivacyCheck
  • tvtfilesig32.dll
  • ApplicationLogger.dll - ApplicationLogger
  • mcpconfig.resources.dll
  • messagecenterplus.resources.dll
  • amsg.exe - Message Center

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MCPLaunch.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Message Center plus' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MCPLaunch.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MCP.
Startup File (User Run)
  • MCPLaunch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Message Center Plus' and executes as C:\Program Files\LENOVO\Message Center Plus\MCPLaunch.exe /start.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MCPLaunch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Message Center Plus' which loads as C:\Program Files\LENOVO\Message Center Plus\MCPLaunch.exe /start.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005690241%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00029729%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00027174%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:22,004
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:940 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:900 KB
Total CPU:0.0000049157%
Kernel CPU:0.00000420%
User CPU:0.00000072%

How do I remove Message Center Plus?

You can uninstall Message Center Plus 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 Message Center Plus, 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 Message Center Plus.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.40%
Windows 10 11.80%
Windows XP 0.90%
Windows Vista 0.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 71.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.08%
Windows 10 Pro 9.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.78%
Windows 10 Home 1.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.83%
  Germany 5.32%
  Canada 4.25%
  United Kingdom 3.47%
  France 2.15%
  Australia 1.43%
  Italy 1.34%
  DK 1.31%
  Japan 1.23%
  Norway 1.19%
  Israel 1.12%
  Taiwan 1.05%
  Sweden 0.98%
  India 0.97%

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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