What is tvtsched.exe?

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 tvtsched.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.

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Tvtsched.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with tvtsched
Tvtsched.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ThinkVantage Scheduler or tvtsched Module belongs to software tvtsched Module or Scheduler Updater by Lenovo Group (

Description: Tvtsched.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Tvtsched.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,122,304 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 1,126,400 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Tvtsched.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to get help from the software vendor Lenovo, see if there is a newer version or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramSystem or Scheduler Updater.

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If tvtsched.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 31% dangerous. The file size is 77,824 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as tvtsched.exe. Therefore, you should check the tvtsched.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.


User Comments

causes cpu to run @100%, slows dvd shrink from run time approx 25 min to approx 25 hrs
tvtsched.exe ist eine komponente der ibm thinkvantage tools
Part of Thinkpad specific applications
  Ove Sentlig  
it is one processor tread, sometimes tvtsched.exe hangs, and take all procesor ussage - i recomend uninstall it immediately like all rest of Levovo preintaled Software
this is a lenovo update service, there are certain versions that will consume most of your resources. there are a few quick ways to remidy this issue, you can going into service managment and stop the service, then set the startup type to disabled. or you can update to a newer version that is known to work.
Part of Thinkpad specific applications, remove it since uses resources for no reasons
  Florian S.  

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Summary: Average user rating of tvtsched.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. One user thinks tvtsched.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks tvtsched.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving tvtsched issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with tvtsched. 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 tvtsched.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.

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