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03-07-2016

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What is Lenovo Modern IM Controller?

2016-03-07, 2:50 AM

And why is it sucking up 100% of my RAM and disk usage? Oddly, not CPU.

I initially thought the culprit was the system and compressed memory, but after it happened a few more times, I noticed that that was only a symptom of the IM Controller. The whole thing is seemingly random. It'll spike when playing a game, or using Skype, but also, on occasion when just browsing the web. So what is this controller? Why is it slowing down my computer? And is it even necessary?

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03-14-2016

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Re: What is Lenovo Modern IM Controller?

2016-03-14, 17:52 PM

 I would also like to know what this Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe is.  Is it required? can it be installed? It's running on a Thinkpad E520 and becomes unresponsive and makes the system lock up several times a day according to Windows 10 reliablility history.

 

Any insight would be appreciated.

 

Here is another related post, which has been seen and commented on by Lenovo.

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Re: What is Lenovo Modern IM Controller?

2016-03-14, 17:53 PM
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Lenovo-Modern-ImController-PluginHost-exe-Error-on-ThinkPad-P70/td-p/2264233
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Re: What is Lenovo Modern IM Controller?

2016-05-25, 1:52 AM

Just a note to help others with this.

 

I was helping a friend set up their new Ideapad 300 running Windows 10 and found that this Lenovo.Modern.ImController.exe process was using about 75% of CPU continually. It continued to do this for over an hour. After looking into other options found here in the Lenovo forums and in other places on the web - eg. remove files in the c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download (see https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkCentre-A-E-M-S-Series/Lenovo-Modern-ImController-PluginHost-exe-15-cpu/td-p/2164118) - I decided to just do a restart.

 

After the restart the problem went away... at least for now :-)

 

Note I just did a shutdown/reboot - I didn't remove any files in the download directory.

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Re: What is Lenovo Modern IM Controller?

2017-08-31, 20:06 PM
so did you found out why and how did you disable it?
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Re: What is Lenovo Modern IM Controller?

2017-09-09, 7:59 AM

The closest topic I found to actually diagnose and solve your problem is this one: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/tp02_en/thread-id/73625/page/1


Please follow the thread there and maybe help that Lenovo Employee with some feedback.

The reason might be because of what is termed a `memory leak` inside the Audio component.

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Re:What is Lenovo Modern IM Controller?

2020-08-25, 18:15 PM

 

 

May I learn the solution for Lenovo Modern IM Controller?

 

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Re:What is Lenovo Modern IM Controller?

2021-01-29, 20:55 PM

I just uninstalled it on my l340 and it seems fine so far. It is put there by the Vantage software and stays after you uninstall the vantage software. I keep a copy of the vantage software on my machine BUT without installing it as if I want updated software occasionally I can just install it again.  However if you go to control panel/devices/system devices' there is an item there (cant remember what it is called now,) which if you uninstall will get rid of it. Of course DONT uninstall anything from there unless you are very confident about your technical understanding and have backed up, and are capable of reinstalling from nothing etc blah blah blah. Danger will robinson!! :-)

A quick look online will tell you exactly what to uninstall.

A word of warning: |There are a number of sites which will tell you there is a virus which mimicks it  but most of those sites will try to get you to download dodgy software which will probably really stuff your machine.

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