"Active Protection System - TpShocks.exe" Startup Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the startup program "Active Protection System - TpShocks.exe" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

"Active Protection System - TpShocks.exe" is a startup program added to your computer as part of system installation on Lenovo computers.

You will see "TpShocks.exe" listed on the Startup tab of msconfig.exe screen as:

Startup Item : Active Protection System
Manufacture  : Lenovo
Command      : TpShocks.exe
Location     : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Program file information about "smss.exe":

File name: TpShocks.exe
File path: C:\windows\System32\TpShocks.exe
File size: 555688 bytes
Last modified time: 9/24/2015 7:14:38 PM
File description: Active Protection System
File version: 1.81.0000.0008
Company name: Lenovo.

"tpshocks.exe" is a program associated with the hard driver active protection on IBM Thinkpad computers. In case of rapid movements the hard drive is put on a protection mode to make sure no damage is done to the data.

It is strongly recommended to keep "Active Protection System - TpShocks.exe" enabled as a startup program and leave it running all the time.

 

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