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Should I remove ThinkVantage Update Retriever?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,499
United States Rank #26,077
Reach 0.0058%


5.00.0013 3.66%
5.00.0011 10.98%
5.00.0010 34.15%
5.00.0007 9.76%
5.00.0006 6.10%
4.03.0006 3.66%
4.03.0005 1.22%
4.02.0011 26.83%
4.00.0010 2.44%
3.0.0016 1.22%

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ThinkVantage Update Retriever

What is ThinkVantage Update Retriever?

ThinkVantage Update Retriever is the update program which runs on the PC and checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. The program is primarily designed to keep the software up to date or provide product patches if required. In addition to releasing new versions of the software at regular intervals, the update program can provide additional information to the user. Users can choose a different schedule, or check manually if they don’t have a continuous Internet connection. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.


The most common release is 5.00.0010, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named UpdateRetriever.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 6.78 MB (7,112,876 bytes). The installed file UpdateRetriever.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Help link: www.lenovo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Update Retriever\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F25C538D-3F57-4AF4-80DD-B1DD1558F038}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkVantage Update Retriever

Program executable:UpdateRetriever.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Update Retriever\UpdateRetriever.exe
Additional files:
  • SocksSSLConnector.dll - SocksSSL Dynamic Link Library
  • Tools.dll - Tools Dynamic Link Library
  • mapdrv.exe - Map Network Drive (Map Network Drive Application)
  • OpenFileDialog64.exe - OpenFileDialog64
  • DetectSchedulerUR.exe
  • UpdateRetriever.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdateRetriever.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TVURUpdateTask' (runs weekly on Mondays at 07:00).

How do I remove ThinkVantage Update Retriever?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.78%
Windows 8 40.24%
Windows XP 8.54%
Windows Server 2003 1.22%
Windows Vista 1.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.61%
Windows 8.1 13.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.54%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.55%
  Germany 12.77%
  Canada 4.26%
  Italy 3.19%
  United Kingdom 3.19%
  Taiwan 2.13%
  South Africa 2.13%
  India 2.13%
  RS 2.13%
  Switzerland 2.13%
  Romania 2.13%
  Austria 2.13%
  Israel 2.13%
  Australia 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 96.30%
Hewlett-Packard 1.85%
Acer 1.85%
Common models
LENOVO 80E3 3.66%
LENOVO 10094 2.44%
LENOVO 10160 2.44%
LENOVO 252225M 2.44%
LENOVO 4239CTO 2.44%
LENOVO 80HE 1.22%

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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