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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,304
United States Rank #4,966
Reach 0.0931%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.81 days
259.88 days >
Average installed length: 136.55 days


VersionDistribution 0.93% 0.93% 0.05% 0.87% 0.60% 1.20% 44.25% 26.21% 0.05% 5.61% 0.22% 5.34% 0.76% 1.20% 0.60% 0.16% 1.36% 1.20% 0.87% 0.27%
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4.00.0024.00 3.65%

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ThinkVantage Password Manager

What is ThinkVantage Password Manager?

ThinkVantage Password Manager allows users to save passwords for Web sites and Windows applications, and subsequently auto-fills those passwords when the user visits those Web sites or logs on to the application. Password Manager provides a user interface that allows the user to review and modify entries stored in the password database. The user interface also allows the user to configure the application's settings.


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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 38.27 MB (40,125,868 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Help link: www.lenovo.com/think/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Password Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{70EE2BAA-F82A-4B8A-950E-649EFD64D5B9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 38.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkVantage Password Manager

  • PasswordManagerUI.dll - ThinkVantage Password Manager (Password Manager GUI)
  • password_manager.exe - Password Manager
  • pwm_app_policy.dll - Application Policy Module
  • pwm_auth_policy.dll - Authentication Policy Module
  • pwm_auth_policy_wbf.dll - Authentication Policy WBF Module
  • pwm_db_encryption.dll - Encryption Module
  • pwm_db_storage.dll - Storage Module
  • pwm_extension_installer.exe - Extension Installer
  • pwm_gui.dll - Password Manager GUI Module
  • pwm_ie_helper_desktop.exe - Password Manager Desktop IE Helper
  • pwm_ie_helper_metro.exe - Password Manager Metro IE Helper
  • pwm_ie_website_logon_helper.exe - Password Manager IE Website Logon Helper
  • pwm_initialization.dll - Initialization Policy Module
  • pwm_utility.exe - Password Manager Command Line Utility
  • tvtpwm_ie_com.dll - Password Manager IE BHO
  • tvtpwm_interface.dll - Password Manager Interface
  • tvtpwm_keyboard_hook.dll - Password Manager Keyboard Hook
  • tvtpwm_keyboard_hook_x64.dll
  • tvtpwm_moz_jsctypes.dll - Password Manager Mozilla jsctypes Interface
  • tvtpwm_windows_hook.dll - Password Manager Windows Hook
  • tvtpwm_windows_hook_x64.dll
  • passwordmanagerui.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tvtpwm_ie_com.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IePasswordManagerHelper Class' with the class of {BF468356-BB7E-42D7-9F15-4F3B9BCFCED2} (Password Manager Browser Helper Object).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • tvtpwm_ie_com.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'IePasswordManagerMenu Class' with a class of {F4F55DC8-0B69-4DFE-BA94-CB677B88B2A3}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • password_manager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PasswordManager' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Password Manager\password_manager.exe.

How do I remove ThinkVantage Password Manager?

You can uninstall ThinkVantage Password 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 Password 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 Password Manager.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ThinkVantage Password Manager you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 56%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.82%
Windows 7 44.12%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 30.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 20.58%
Windows 10 Pro 13.54%
Windows 8.1 10.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.48%
  Germany 8.80%
  Canada 3.84%
  France 2.82%
  United Kingdom 2.68%
  Netherlands 2.06%
  Australia 1.65%
  DK 1.47%
  Italy 1.47%
  India 1.30%
  Sweden 1.16%
  Finland 1.16%
  Norway 1.03%
  Austria 0.94%

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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