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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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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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