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Should I remove ThinkVantage Away Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,976
United States Rank #32,929
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.80 days
613.50 days >
Average installed length: 322.35 days


VersionDistribution 9.62% 26.92% 5.77% 13.46% 13.46% 1.92% 9.62%

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ThinkVantage Away Manager

What is ThinkVantage Away Manager?  (from Lenovo)

The Away Manager program enables you to run tasks in whisper mode, which automatically limits the resources used to run the selected maintenance tasks based upon the level of resources you designate for the Away Manager and the current level of available resources on the computer. The whisper mode feature maximizes the...  Read more


ThinkVantage Away Manager is a software program developed by Lenovo. The most common release is, 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 awaymgr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 2.68 MB (2,806,853 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of ThinkVantage Away Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-61485
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lenovo\awaytask
Uninstaller: Rundll32.exe setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultUninstall 132 C:\WINDOWS\INF\AWAYTASK.INF
Estimated size: 2.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkVantage Away Manager

Program executable:awaymgr.exe
Name:Away Manager
Away Tasks Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\awaytask\awaymgr.exe
Additional files:
  • AWAYAPI.DLL - Away Manager (AWAYAPI DLL)
  • AwayNotify.dll - Away Manager notification package.
  • AwaySch.EXE - Away Scheduler

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000325356%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002209%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001044%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:21 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove ThinkVantage Away Manager?

You can uninstall ThinkVantage Away 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 ThinkVantage Away 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 ThinkVantage Away Manager.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 88.46%
Windows 7 11.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 86.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.89%
Windows 7 Professional 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.00%
  Taiwan 6.67%
  Hong Kong 5.00%
  Australia 5.00%
  France 3.33%
  Brazil 1.67%
  Greece 1.67%
  Austria 1.67%
  Venezuela 1.67%
  Israel 1.67%
  Germany 1.67%
  OM 1.67%
  Canada 1.67%
  Poland 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 85.71%
Sahara 7.14%
ASUS 4.76%
Intel 2.38%
Common models
LENOVO 7668CTO 7.89%
LENOVO 07612BU 5.26%
ASUSTeK K52F 5.26%
LENOVO 0658W2M 5.26%
LENOVO 7665AV6 5.26%
LENOVO 7659AB7 5.26%

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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