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VersionsAdditional versions

2.0.9.0 33.33%
2.0.8.0 33.33%
2.0.7.0 33.33%

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tpknrres.exe

ThinkVantage Communications Utility by Lenovo(Japan)Ltd. (Signed)

Version:   2.0.9.0
MD5:   4772be01974a4978d508f0cd835bf8f2
SHA1:   3c4a7c13916b51ea2fdd4cb518ea64bc01cc9d35
SHA256:   e08cddf671b1993a249d1b91251a8254229963a5b23b94976811dfa19f085efa

Overview

tpknrres.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. It is set to be start when the PC boots and any user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the all users under the local machine). It is installed with a couple of know programs including ThinkVantage Communications Utility published by Lenovo and ThinkVantage Communications Utility published by Lenovo. The file is digitally signed by Lenovo(Japan)Ltd. which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).

DetailsDetails

File name:tpknrres.exe
Publisher:Lenovo Group Limited
Product name:ThinkVantage Communications Utility
Description:Microphone volume control module
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\communications utility\tpknrres.exe
File version:2.0.9.0
Size:43.06 KB (44,096 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Lenovo(Japan)Ltd.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Digital DNA
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Lenovo
4% remove
ThinkVantage Communications Utility is a assistant program for video and voice over the internet (Video and Voice over IP) software. It enables you to change all settings for the integrated camera, MIC and audio functions.

BehaviorsBehaviors

Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'LENOVO.TPKNRRES' → C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\TPKNRRES.exe

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00035900%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00023166%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00012734%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:624 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Memory
Private memory:2.22 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):4.39 MB
Private (minimum):556 KB
Non-paged memory:2.22 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:79.37 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):79.37 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:828 KB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):5 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:2
12
Handles:55
600
GUI GDI count:12
103
GUI GDI peak:14
142
GUI USER count:4
49
GUI USER peak:5
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:High
Platform:64-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\lenovo\communications utility\tpknrres.exe"
Owner:User

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Enterprise 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 33.33% of ThinkVantage Communications Utility.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Lenovo 100.00%
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