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Should I remove Power Control Switch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,114
United States Rank #12,614
Reach 0.0184%


VersionDistribution 27.35% 32.04% 40.61%

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Power Control Switch


Power Control Switch is a program developed by Lenovo. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 33 files and is usually about 8.29 MB (8,693,215 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 56% of users of Power Control Switch come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Lenovo.com
Help link: www.lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Power Control Switch
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{816F9A97-9889-43DA-A394-7AA45DD68BA0}\Setup.exe -runfromtemp -removeonly
Estimated size: 8.29 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Power Control Switch

  • 0x0404.dll - Power Control Switch (Message Resource)
  • 0x0405.dll
  • 0x0406.dll
  • 0x0407.dll
  • 0x0408.dll
  • 0x0409.dll
  • 0x040B.dll
  • 0x040C.dll
  • 0x040E.dll
  • 0x0410.dll
  • 0x0411.dll
  • 0x0412.dll
  • 0x0413.dll
  • 0x0414.dll
  • 0x0415.dll
  • 0x0416.dll
  • 0x0418.dll
  • 0x0419.dll
  • 0x041A.dll
  • 0x041B.dll
  • 0x041D.dll
  • 0x041F.dll
  • 0x0424.dll
  • 0x0804.dll
  • 0x0C04.dll
  • 0x0C0A.dll
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstal Application
  • LenovoCOMSvc.exe - ModeSwtich (COM2 Monitor)
  • LitModeCtrl.exe - Power Dial (Lit Mode Control)
  • LitModeSwitch.exe - ModeSwitch UI
  • LitModeSwitchRes.dll - Image Resource

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LitModeSwitch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A4652101-1746-4061-946A-719BD7818667}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • LitModeCtrl.exe runs as a service named 'LitModeCtrl' (LitModeCtrl).
  • LenovoCOMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'LenovoCOMService' (LenovoCOMSvc) "Lenovo COM Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LitModeSwitch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ModeSwitch' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Power Control Switch\LitModeSwitch.exe" /AutoRun.

How do I remove Power Control Switch?

You can uninstall Power Control Switch 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 Power Control Switch, 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 Power Control Switch.

Win 10 77%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 76.52%
Windows 7 23.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 45.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.93%
Windows 8 14.36%
Windows 10 Home 10.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 1.93%
Windows 10 Pro 1.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.53%
  Germany 11.52%
  United Kingdom 7.37%
  Italy 6.22%
  France 3.46%
  Sweden 2.30%
  DK 2.07%
  Austria 1.61%
  Netherlands 1.61%
  Norway 1.38%
  Japan 1.15%
  Canada 1.15%
  Switzerland 0.92%
  Finland 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 99.72%
Acer 0.28%
Common models
LENOVO 10120 24.03%
LENOVO 3109 19.89%
LENOVO IdeaCentre K430 18.78%
LENOVO 10086 12.43%
LENOVO Ideacentre K410 8.01%
LENOVO 10089 6.63%

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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