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chrisdr
Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎03-24-2014
Location: Hong Kong
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Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe 15% cpu

Computer: ThinkCentre M72e

OS: Windows 10

 

After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10 Lenovo Companion 2/Lenovo Support apps nagged me to download and install System Interface Foundation (systeminterfacefoundation.exe).

 

Since doing this, I see  Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe taking 15% of the CPU (constantly).  Aside from uninstalling System Interface Foundation, does anyone have a fix for this?

 

Not sure what the process is doing with 15% of the CPU as it just uses 8MB of memory and zero disc access.

 

Thanks

 

Christopher

modernstyler
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎02-06-2016
Location: United States
Views: 116,683
Message 2 of 11

Re: Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe 15% cpu

I have this problem too. Eight (8) instances of Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost are running when the computer is idle. This is not good. 

RDurych
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Location: Minneapolis MN
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Re: Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe 15% cpu

So is there a solution?  This is killing my performance.

otalora
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Re: Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe 15% cpu

Just uninstall System Interface Foundation.

 

I have had similar problems (ThinkCentre M93p SSF, Windows 10), not only 8 processes running but 100+, total number of background processes was 400+.

RDurych
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Re: Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe 15% cpu

Thanks.

I tried another fix as well that seemed to work.  I did the following:

  1-stop the windows update service

  2-clear c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download directory

  3-reboot and force the system to look for updates

 

This appears to have worked.  The issue appears to have been with a Windows update C++ distribution package.

Graybeard2ca
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Location: CA
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Re: Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe 15% cpu

Durych wrote:

Thanks.

I tried another fix as well that seemed to work.  I did the following:

  1-stop the windows update service  [HOW??]

  2-clear c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download directory [HOW?]

  3-reboot and force the system to look for updates [HOW?]

 

This appears to have worked.  The issue appears to have been with a Windows update C++ distribution package.


The steps will be of more use if you explain how to do each step.  Thanks

Graybeard2ca
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Location: CA
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Re: Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe 15% cpu


@modernstyler wrote:

I have this problem too. Eight (8) instances of Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost are running when the computer is idle. This is not good. 


I have counted over 300 instances consuming 95% of available memory.  I stopped counting because the computer hung up.  Only way to get it back was to unplug it and remove the battery for a hard boot.   This has happened several times, but I run Resource Monitor and check often.  Once I see that **bleep** file piling up, I can shut down (a restart doesn't always get rid of them)

Graybeard2ca
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎04-09-2016
Location: CA
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Message 8 of 11

Re: Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe 15% cpu

The uninstall seems to have worked. So far (about 10 minutes in) it hasn't shown up. Memory use down from 95% to 47%, CPU use from 80% to 100% now down to 15%. Thank you.
Community SeniorMod
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Re: Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe 15% cpu

Hi all,
Here is a similar discussion with additional information: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/HELP-lenovo-modern-imcontroller-pluginho...






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bowkers
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Re: Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe 15% cpu

And me ... thanks

 

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