"PWMDBSVC.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"PWMDBSVC.exe" process represents "Power Manager Dynamic Brightness Control Service" program.

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         PWMDBSVC

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
PWMDBSVC.exe              7,256 K   Power Manager Dynamic Brightness Control Service

Additional information about "PWMDBSVC.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMDBSVC.EXE"

Programe file information:
   Name: PWMDBSVC.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMDBSVC.EXE
   Description: Power Manager Dynamic Brightness Control Service
   Version: 1.0.0.1
   Size: 1668808 bytes
   Last modified: 10/19/2015 5:08:00 PM
   Company Name: Lenovo
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKCR\AppID\{2C0127F4-ED06-41A8-8E42-487E0D14B270}
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International

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 (x86)\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMDBSVC.EXE
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\USER32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\GDI32.dll

"PWMDBSVC.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "PWMDBSVC.exe" process.

 

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