The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the TpShocks.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as ThinkVantage Active Protection System or IBM Active Protection System or IBM Hard Drive Active Protection System or Active Protection System or IBM System für aktiven Festplattenschutz
belongs to software n/a TpShocks or ThinkVantage Active or ThinkVantage Active Protection System or Active Protection System or ThinkVantage Active Protection
by IBM (www.ibm.com) or Lenovo, Ltd. and IBM (www.lenovo.com) or Lenovo (www.lenovo.com).
Description: TpShocks.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. TpShocks.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 106,496 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 102,400 bytes and 10 more variants.
The TpShocks.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You have the option to do the following:
1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > ThinkVantage Active Protection or ThinkVantage Active)
2) look for help on the www.lenovo.com website.
Recommended: Identify TpShocks.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
Important: Some malware disguises itself as TpShocks.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TpShocks.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TpShocks. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the TpShocks.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.