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PWRMGRV is a software program developed by Lenovo. 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 91.61 MB (96,059,517 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 8. While about 83% of users of PWRMGRV come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{DAC01CEE-5BAE-
Estimated size: 91.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PWRMGRV

  • PWMEPS32.DLL - ThinkPad Power Manager
  • PWMIDTSV.EXE - ThinkPad Power Manager Idle Task
  • PWMIF32V.DLL - ThinkPad Power Manager Low Level Function DLL
  • PWMOSDV.EXE - ThinkPad Power Manager OnScreen Display Menu
  • PWMTR32V.DLL - ThinkPad Power Manager Background Monitor and Tray Battery Gauge
  • TPELPWR.EXE - ThinkPad EL power
  • PWMDBSVC.exe - Power Manager (Power Manager Dynamic Brightness Control Service)
  • PWMDBSVCEX.dll - Power Manager Service
  • PWMEWCFG.exe - Power Manager Cisco EnergyWise Configuration Utility
  • PWMEWSVC.exe - Power Manager Cisco EnergyWise Enabler
  • SCHTASK.EXE - ScheduledTask (Power Manager Power Agenda)
  • SmartShutdown.exe
  • PWRACT.EXE - Power Action (Power Manager Power Action)
  • DOZE.DLL - Interface DLL for Doze Mode Service
  • DOZE64.DLL
  • libewsdk.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EnergyWise Toolkit RELEASE (EnergyWise Toolkit RELEASE)
  • DOZESVC.EXE - Doze Mode Service Program
  • BTVLOGDL.DLL (by IBM) - IBM ThinkPad Utility (IBM ThinkPad Power Management DLL for Win32)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • ATM.DLL - Lenovo Japan ATM (ATM)
  • ATM64.DLL
  • PerfRead.DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PWMIDTSV.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'PMTask' (runs when idle).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PWMTR64V.DLL is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Lenovo Settings Power.
4 Services
  • PWMEWSVC.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco EnergyWise Enabler' (PwmEWSvc).
  • PWMDBSVC.exe runs as a service named 'Power Manager Service' (Power Manager DBC Service).
  • DOZESVC.EXE runs as a service named 'Lenovo Doze Mode Service' (DozeSvc).
  • DZSVC64.EXE runs as a service named 'Lenovo Doze Mode Service' (DozeSvc).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • BTVLOGEX.DLL is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'supportdir' which loads as cmd /c "rmdir /q /s "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\{7E4C16B8-8F76-4940-8505-98E93C00BF19}"".
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • PWMTR32V.DLL is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PWMTRV' which loads as rundll32 "C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMTR32V.DLL",PwrMgrBkGndMonitor.
  • PWMTR64V.DLL is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PWMTRV' which loads as rundll32 "C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMTR64V.DLL",PwrMgrBkGndMonitor.
  • BTVLOGEX.DLL is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BLOG' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\BTVLogEx.DLL,StartBattLog.

How do I remove PWRMGRV?

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Or, you can uninstall PWRMGRV 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 PWRMGRV, 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 PWRMGRV.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

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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