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What is tpshocks.dll?

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 is tpshocks.dll loaded?

Process Module - tpshocks.dll is loaded as a DLL (dynamic link library) module within the process TpShocks.exe (ThinkVantage Active Protection System by Lenovo.) via run-time dynamic linking.
ThinkVantage Active Protection System is loaded by:

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the tpshocks.dll file.Of the 0.2% of tpshocks.dll users, 20.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\thinkpad\tpshocks\mui\0409\tpshocks.dll

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

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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.dll
Publisher: Lenovo. (verified)
Name: ThinkVantage Active Protection System
Description: ThinkVantage Active Protection System
Version: 1.73.1.0000
Product version: 1.73
Size: 237.85 KB
Original file name: TpShocks.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/5/2010
Expiration date: 10/6/2011

Image hashes

MD5: 4dd45ad253445858ba27804a49181146
SHA-1: 88aa1bb2149fbc2ba1f1beda3651acb2d539d997

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
Import Table
kernel32.dll
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