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What does the tphdexlg.exe file do?

The tphdexlg.exe process is also known as ThinkVantage Active Protection System - HDD Logger Module or, as the case may be, IBM Active Protection System - HDD Logger Module and is a part of ThinkVantage Active Protection System or, as the case may be, IBM Active Protection System. This software is produced by Lenovo (www.lenovo.com) or, as the case may be, IBM (www.ibm.com). An obsolete or defective version of tphdexlg.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 tphdexlg.exe ThinkVantage Active Protection System

tphdexlg.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file tphdexlg.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 77,824 bytes (75% of all these files), 37,416 bytes or, as the case may be, 37,424 bytes.
It is the service "TPHDEXLGSVC".
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. For this reason, 35% 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 tphdexlg.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 tphdexlg?

IBM Active Protection System (for thinkpads)
Fran Thomas
this is lenovo hdd protection system

Summary: 3 users judge tphdexlg.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall ThinkVantage Active Protection System or IBM Active Protection System

To remove ThinkVantage Active Protection System from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate ThinkVantage Active Protection System or IBM Active Protection System in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if tphdexlg.exe (ThinkVantage Active Protection System) 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 ThinkVantage Active Protection System. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ThinkVantage Active Protection System 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 tphdexlg.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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