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

2015-09-08, 8:49 AM

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

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

2016-02-06, 15:33 PM

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

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

2016-02-12, 17:47 PM

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

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

2016-02-12, 20:12 PM

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+.

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

2016-02-12, 20:18 PM

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.

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

2016-04-09, 21:19 PM

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

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

2016-04-09, 22:42 PM

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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)

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

2016-04-09, 22:59 PM
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.

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

2016-04-09, 22:45 PM
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Re: Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe 15% cpu

2016-05-06, 1:06 AM

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-pluginhost-is-it-a-virus/m-p/3320146






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