What is tsmapip?

Tsmapip.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if tsmapip.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Tsmapip.sys file information

The process known as TSMAPIP belongs to software TSMAPIP by Lenovo (Japan) (

Description: Tsmapip.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file tsmapip.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,168 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 4,608 bytes or 12,848 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. tsmapip.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as tsmapip.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the tsmapip.sys 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.


User Comments

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TDSMAPI.SYS is related to ThinkPad Configuration Utility

Summary: Average user rating of tsmapip.sys: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks tsmapip.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving tsmapip issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with tsmapip. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 tsmapip.sys 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.

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