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Should I remove ThinkVantage Productivity Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,104
United States Rank #13,748
Reach 0.0131%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.45 days
632.64 days >
Average installed length: 332.40 days


3.02 15.06%
3.00b 28.19%
2.21 5.02%
2.10.1 3.47%
2.10 15.06%
2.02 10.04%
2.01a 2.70%
2.01 1.54%
2.00 0.77%
1.11 6.18%
1.10b 5.02%
1.03 1.16%
1.02 1.16%
1.01 2.32%
1.00b 1.54%
1.00a 0.77%

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ThinkVantage Productivity Center

What is ThinkVantage Productivity Center?  (from Lenovo)

Productivity Center is a ThinkVantage Technology which guides you towards self help on ThinkPad and ThinkCentre systems by making it easier to access related ThinkVantage Technologies. Organizations can customize Productivity Center to their particular environment with the ability to include custom Web links, applicati...  Read more


ThinkVantage Productivity Center is a program developed by Lenovo. The most used version is 3.00b, 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. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is lpl1.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 7.26 MB (7,608,982 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 63% of users of ThinkVantage Productivity Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=TVAN-PRDCTR
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\thinkvantage\prdctr
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{CF5737AF-8550-
Estimated size: 7.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkVantage Productivity Center

Program executable:lpl1.exe
Name:ThinkVantage Productivity Center
Path:C:\Program Files\thinkvantage\prdctr\lpl1.exe
Additional files:
  • LPCUST.EXE - ThinkVantage Productivity Center Customization Utility
  • LPBROKER.EXE - ThinkVantage Productivity Center
  • LPMGR.EXE - ThinkVantage Productivity Center Manager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LPMGR.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LPManager' which loads as C:\Program Files1\THINKV~1\PrdCtr\LPMGR.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • LPL1.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\PrdCtr\LPL1.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.3102532640%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.09446259%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.21579068%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,330,983
8,062,084 average
I/O writes/min:23.55 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.9 MB
Total CPU:0.0000449317%
Kernel CPU:0.00001870%
User CPU:0.00002623%
CPU cycles/sec:3,757
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
I/O writes/min:5 Bytes

How do I remove ThinkVantage Productivity Center?

You can uninstall ThinkVantage Productivity Center 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 Productivity Center, 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 Productivity Center.

Win XP 43%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 47.10%
Windows Vista 32.43%
Windows 7 20.08%
Windows 10 0.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 45.53%
Windows Vista Business 19.92%
Windows 7 Professional 8.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.72%
Windows Vista Ultimate 5.28%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.30%
  Taiwan 3.06%
  Germany 3.06%
  Australia 2.45%
  France 2.45%
  Poland 2.45%
  Israel 1.83%
  United Kingdom 1.83%
  Greece 1.83%
  Austria 1.22%
  Belgium 1.22%
  Hong Kong 1.22%
  Canada 1.22%
  Sweden 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 89.24%
Dell 3.80%
Sahara 2.53%
ASUS 2.53%
Toshiba 1.90%
Common models
LENOVO 7668CTO 5.11%
LENOVO 9181A2U 3.98%
LENOVO 77675AU 3.98%
LENOVO 7659AB7 3.98%
LENOVO 7762WPB 2.84%
LENOVO 27467AG 2.84%

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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