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What is TpShocks.exe?

Part of ThinkVantage Active Protection System by Lenovo.

What is it?

ThinkVantage Active Protection System. The APS is a protection system for the ThinkPad's internal harddrive. A sensor inside the ThinkPad recognizes when the notebook is accelerated. A software applet then is triggered to park the harddisk. This way the risk of data loss in case of when the notebook is dropped is significantly reduced since the read/write head of the harddrive is parked and hence can't crash onto the platter when the notebook drops onto the floor.
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How does tpshocks.exe run?

Process - TpShocks.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. TpShocks.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does tpshocks.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - TpShocks.exe is registered with the run identifier 'TpShocks' and the execution command 'TpShocks.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the tpshocks.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of tpshocks.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is TpShocks.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU388.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.55 MB RAM25.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              25 GDI objects16.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\tpshocks.exe

Are there other versions of ThinkVantage Active Protection...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by ThinkVantage Active Protection System.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

About Lenovo.

Lenovo Group Limited engages in manufacturing and distribution of IT products and services. It offers laptops, desktops, workstations, servers, batteries and po More...
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File details

File name: TpShocks.exe
Publisher: Lenovo. (verified)
Name: ThinkVantage Active Protection System
Description: ThinkVantage Active Protection System
Version: 1.73.1.0000
Product version: 1.73
Size: 371.85 KB
Original file name: TpShocks.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/29/2007
Expiration date: 10/29/2008

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001046396%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000658217%
User CPU: 0.00003881790740%
Privileged CPU time: 78 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,205,171,220
CPU cycle count /min: 29,468,842
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 86.68 MB
Peak committed memory: 88.68 MB
Paged memory: 5.55 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.63 MB
Paged system memory: 148.88 KB
Non-paged system memory: 14.07 KB
Working set memory: 6.38 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.21 MB
Min working set memory: 6.15 MB
Private memory: 5.55 MB
Page faults: 3,597
Page faults /min: 3
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 275
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 2.17 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.75 KB
Total other operations: 1,500,324
Other operations /min: 1,181
Total other transfer: 6.85 MB
Other Transfer /min: 5.52 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 25
Peak GDI objects: 26
USER objects: 18
Peak USER objects: 19
Resources
Handle count average: 121
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Windows\System32\TpShocks.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: TpShocks
Command: TpShocks.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 3b46c768a26d33f867b1a3d06c281a8a
SHA-1: 7f8cd06acd32630d45cb78f10074430bbd2cd9c6

PE image details

File entropy: 5.95577
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
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