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Re: HELP! lenovo.modern.imcontroller.pluginhost is it a virus?

2018-04-19, 14:41 PM
That worked, thank you. I had Task Manager open while I uninstalled and watched that process die.
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Re: HELP! lenovo.modern.imcontroller.pluginhost is it a virus?

2018-06-16, 11:29 AM

I'm having the same problem and have the same question............

 

If I uninstall SIF from device manager what, if anything, will stop working?

 

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Re: HELP! lenovo.modern.imcontroller.pluginhost is it a virus?

2018-06-18, 12:06 PM

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I'm having the same problem and have the same question............

 

If I uninstall SIF from device manager what, if anything, will stop working?

 


If you uninstall SIF, Lenovo Vantage won't work anymore.  If you don't use Vantage, then this won't be a problem for you.  You definitely do not need Vantage to run Windows 10 succussfully, so it is your choice whether to uninstall SIF or not.

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Re: HELP! lenovo.modern.imcontroller.pluginhost is it a virus?

2018-06-18, 13:52 PM

Thanks SomeOtherGuy!!

I appreciate your response!

 

I do use Lenovo Vantage to check for driver/firmware updates, and adjust battery settings, so uninstalling SIF doesn't sound ideal.

 

If Lenovo software development aware of the CPU utilization issue during idle?
Might there be an updated version to resolve it?

 

In the mean time, what would happen if I just DISABLED the SIF Device instead of uninstalling it, and then enabled it when when I needed to use the functionality of Lenovo Vantage?

 

Jim

 

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Re: HELP! lenovo.modern.imcontroller.pluginhost is it a virus?

2018-06-18, 14:19 PM

Can you please give me more details about the CPU utilization problem?  

Please open Task Manager, Details tab, and sort by CPU.  Then right-click on the CPU column, select columns, and add the column for "Command Line".  Please tell me the command line for the PluginHost process that is causing the problem.

 


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In the mean time, what would happen if I just DISABLED the SIF Device instead of uninstalling it, and then enabled it when when I needed to use the functionality of Lenovo Vantage?

 


I think you would need to disable the SIF service (System Interface Foundation Service) in Services.msc instead.  Disabling the device in Device Manager won't really do anything.

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Re: HELP! lenovo.modern.imcontroller.pluginhost is it a virus?

2018-06-21, 22:59 PM

-name 4cedfa86-2b50-44f1-a3c4-6be8749d2219 -runas -pluginName GenericDisplayPlugin -pluginVersion 1.2.178.34

 

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Re: HELP! lenovo.modern.imcontroller.pluginhost is it a virus?

2018-06-21, 23:05 PM

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-name 4cedfa86-2b50-44f1-a3c4-6be8749d2219 -runas -pluginName GenericDisplayPlugin -pluginVersion 1.2.178.34

 

ThinkPad T460p

 


I haven't heard of this particular plugin causing a problem like this.  How much CPU is it using?  Can you post a screenshot of task manager showing it?  Thanks!

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Re: HELP! lenovo.modern.imcontroller.pluginhost is it a virus?

2018-06-21, 23:13 PM

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Re: HELP! lenovo.modern.imcontroller.pluginhost is it a virus?

2018-06-22, 14:50 PM

I have an X1 Yoga 2nd Gen showing this problem. After sitting idle for a while, it starts with the fan running and the process uses 30+% CPU for hours or days, until I log in at the computer. While I'm logged in at the computer everything is fine, but when I leave it idle, it starts up again. To get this screen shot I had to sneak up on it via Remote Desktop.

 

 

The machine is all up to date per Windows update and Lenovo Vantage. It is kept up to date, used most days, and has been like this for some weeks.

 

Let me know what else you need.

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