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Should I remove ThinkVantage Productivity Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,985
United States Rank #15,067
Reach 0.0169%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.86 days
202.29 days >
Average installed length: 106.29 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.11 84.97%
3.10 14.72%
2.00 0.31%

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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

Overview

ThinkVantage Productivity Center is a software program developed by Lenovo. The most common release is 3.11, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named lpl1.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 13.6 MB (14,264,445 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 45% of users of ThinkVantage Productivity Center come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com/think/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files1\THINKV~1\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: 13.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkVantage Productivity Center

Program executable:lpl1.exe
Name:ThinkVantage Productivity Center
Path:C:\Program Files\thinkvantage\prdctr\lpl1.exe
MD5:50933d2c37524b9d90369131331bddb5
Additional files:
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • LPBROKER.EXE - ThinkVantage Productivity Center
  • LPCUST.EXE - ThinkVantage Productivity Center Customization Utility
  • LPMGR.EXE - ThinkVantage Productivity Center Manager
  • LPMLCHK.EXE - ThinkVantage Productivity Center MailChecker
  • LPMLSET.EXE - ThinkVantage Productivity Center MailChecker setting program
  • LPRSSHLP.DLL - RSS Helper DLL
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • LPMLCHK.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LPMailChecker' which loads as C:\Program Files1\THINKV~1\PrdCtr\LPMLCHK.exe.
  • 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'.

How do I remove ThinkVantage Productivity Center?

Quickly and completely remove ThinkVantage Productivity Center from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 57%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 58.28%
Windows 7 20.86%
Windows Vista 19.33%
Windows 10 1.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 58.47%
Windows Vista Business 14.38%
Windows 7 Professional 12.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.51%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.94%
  France 9.61%
  Germany 9.35%
  Canada 3.38%
  Taiwan 3.12%
  Poland 2.86%
  Israel 2.34%
  Czech Republic 2.08%
  United Kingdom 1.82%
  Australia 1.56%
  Sweden 1.56%
  Hong Kong 1.30%
  Spain 1.30%
  Estonia 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 93.94%
Sahara 3.54%
Dell 2.53%
Common models
LENOVO 4243B24 3.10%
LENOVO 2537DG2 2.33%
LENOVO 23594LU 2.33%
LENOVO 1951A47 1.55%
LENOVO 2007VK7 1.55%
Dell OptiPlex 3020 1.55%

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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