"TpKnrres.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "TpKnrres.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "TpKnrres.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "TpKnrres.exe" process?

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A

"TpKnrres.exe" process represents "Communications Utility launcher" program. "TpKnrres.exe" is part of the Lenovo's ThinkVantage Communications Utility that enables you to change all settings for the integrated camera, microphone, and audio functions at one place to optimize the Video and Voice over the Internet (VOIP) experience.

"TpKnrres.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "explorer" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   explorer
      TpKnrres

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "TpKnrres.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
TpKnrres.exe             11,916 K   Communications Utility launcher

Additional information about "TpKnrres.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\TpKnrres.exe" 

Programe file information:
   Name: TpKnrres.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\TpKnrres.exe
   Description: Communications Utility launcher
   Version: 3.1.18.0
   Size: 296648 bytes
   Last modified: 9/29/2015 5:19:02 PM
   Company Name: Lenovo Group Limited
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_5.82.7601.18837_none_ec86b8d6858ec0bc
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\odbcint.dll.mui
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\MFC42.dll.mui
C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.18837_none_41e855142bd5705d
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\propsys.dll.mui

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Direct3D
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Direct3D\Drivers
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers\Scheduler

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64win.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\TpKnrres.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\SHLWAPI.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\GDI32.dll

"TpKnrres.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "TpKnrres.exe" process or remove the startup progream entry "ThinkVantage Communications Utility". You can restart it later whenever you want to use it.

 

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