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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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ThinkVantage System Update

What is ThinkVantage System Update?

System Update is used to update/install Lenovo drivers, BIOS and applications. System Update should be used to update your system after a new setup or re-image. System Update may need to be run multiple times to ensure all updates have been downloaded and installed successfully.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 57.97 MB (60,781,744 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.pc.ibm.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\SystemUpdate\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2A43FF29-0D97-4445-B82D-9324F176AED5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 57.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkVantage System Update

  • _OpticalDriveDetection.exe
  • ipac.dll
  • jniballoon.dll
  • JNITools.dll
  • PipeServer.exe
  • sustart.exe
  • tpisysid.exe
  • tvtlauncher.exe
  • UCLauncher.exe
  • UCLauncherCommon.dll
  • UCLauncherService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • UCLauncherService.exe runs as a service named 'ThinkVantage System Update' (UCLauncherService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • UCLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'suScheduler' which loads as C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\SystemUpdate\UCLauncher.exe /SCHEDULER.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UCLauncherService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\SystemUpdate\UCLauncherService.exe'.

How do I remove ThinkVantage System Update?

Quickly and completely remove ThinkVantage System Update 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 System Update 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 System Update, 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 System Update.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

23.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.53%
  Canada 11.76%
  Hong Kong 11.76%
  Italy 11.76%
  Germany 5.88%
  United Kingdom 5.88%
  Israel 5.88%
  Poland 5.88%
  Sweden 5.88%
  Taiwan 5.88%
  Venezuela 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 69.23%
Sahara 23.08%
Common models
LENOVO 0658W2M 14.29%
Lenovo 921674G 7.14%
LENOVO 8719D72 7.14%
LENOVO 1951VN1 7.14%
LENOVO 1951F8G 7.14%
LENOVO 07686TG 7.14%

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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