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What does the ibmpmsvc.exe file do?

The ibmpmsvc.exe process is also known as ThinkPad Power Management Service or, as the case may be, Lenovo Power Management Service and is a part of ThinkPad Power Management Service or, as the case may be, IBM PM Service. This software is produced by Lenovo (www.lenovo.com). An obsolete or defective version of ibmpmsvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ibmpmsvc.exe ThinkPad Power Management service

ibmpmsvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ibmpmsvc.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 57,344 bytes (88% of all these files), 36,400 bytes as well as 7 other variants.
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Ibmpmsvc.exe has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. For this reason, 33% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ibmpmsvc.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about ibmpmsvc?

Power management driver for IBM laptops. Provides support for the use of four keys on the thinkpad keyboard with blue key tops - Fn, F3, F4 & F12 - which have specific functions to control the standby and hibernate buttons. Not required if you don't plan to go into standy or hibernate modes
Causes error on IBM A31 booting
Hans-Joachim Peter
part of thinkvantage suite for Lenovo Thinkpads

Summary: 8 users judge ibmpmsvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall ThinkPad Power Management Service or IBM PM Service

ibmpmsvc.exe ThinkPad Power Management service fix

To remove ThinkPad Power Management service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for ThinkPad Power Management Service or IBM PM Service in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if ibmpmsvc.exe (ThinkPad Power Management service) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ThinkPad Power Management service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ThinkPad Power Management service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ibmpmsvc.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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