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Should I remove ThinkVantage AutoLock?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,146
United States Rank #3,645
Reach 0.1294%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.39 days
719.48 days >
Average installed length: 378.03 days


VersionDistribution 2.86% 0.47%
1.07 22.81%
1.06 8.94%
1.05 8.51%
1.04 0.94%
1.03 26.30%
1.02 8.94%
1.01 11.41%
1.00 8.82%

Typically installed together

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ThinkVantage AutoLock

What is ThinkVantage AutoLock?  (from Lenovo)

AutoLock locks computers automatically by detecting human presence through facial feature recognition. Locking a computer during user absence can protect confidential data from unintentional exposure. When the administrator enforces the automatic lock strategy on computers throughout the entire organization, it will en...  Read more


ThinkVantage AutoLock is a software program developed by Lenovo. The most common release is 1.03, 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. The primary executable is named AutoLock.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 23.86 MB (25,019,718 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 52% of users of ThinkVantage AutoLock come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com/think/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\AutoLock\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\AutoLock\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 23.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkVantage AutoLock

Program executable:AutoLock.exe
Name:ThinkVantage AutoLock
Path:C:\Program Files\Lenovo\AutoLock\AutoLock.exe
Additional files:
  • ALCKCAM.dll - ThinkVantage AutoLock (Camera control Library)
  • ALCKRESI.exe - ThinkVantage AutoLock Resident module
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ALCKRESI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ALCKRESI.EXE' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\AutoLock\ALCKRESI.EXE.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.9 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006405010%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00047088%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016962%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:562,636
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.4 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove ThinkVantage AutoLock?

You can uninstall ThinkVantage AutoLock 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 ThinkVantage AutoLock, 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 ThinkVantage AutoLock.

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.83%
Windows 10 9.09%
Windows Vista 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 66.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.70%
Windows 10 Pro 6.89%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.99%
Windows 10 Home 1.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.02%
  Germany 6.72%
  Canada 3.98%
  United Kingdom 3.15%
  Australia 2.10%
  Taiwan 1.94%
  France 1.73%
  DK 1.70%
  India 1.54%
  Israel 1.48%
  Sweden 1.39%
  Japan 1.20%
  Italy 1.11%
  Finland 1.05%

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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