What is utility.exe?

The genuine utility.exe file is a software component of Lenovo Battery Management Software by Lenovo Group.
"Utility.exe" is a component of Lenovo Group's Battery Management or Power Management software which installs in "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Energy Management\" and will be uninstalled if "Battery Management" or "Power Management" is selected from the Control Panel. It appears related to lights on keys such as CapsLock, NumLock or volume buttons in some models (e.g., Y570). Lenovo recommends fixing problems by installing the most recent version of Power Management. Belkin, whose many products include networking devices such as network cards and routers, also uses "utility.exe" in their Belkin Wireless Utility software, a configuration utility which can be uninstalled via the Control Panel to allow Windows to manage wireless operations.

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 utility.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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Utility.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with utility
Utility.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Lenovo Battery Management Software Ver (version 7.0, 6.0, 8.0) or WLANSTAT CONFIGURATION UTILITY or Lenovo Battery Management Software Ver3.0 or Lenovo Power Management or Lenovo Utility

belongs to software Lenovo Battery Management Software Ver or Utility Application or Energy Management or LenovoUtility or Energy Manager

by Lenovo(beijing) ( or Belkin ( or Lenovo(Beijing) (

Description: Utility.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The utility.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 6,193,152 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 6,199,128 bytes and 32 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Utility.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:

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If utility.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 4,160,512 bytes. There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Utility.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs.

If utility.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 282,624 bytes. The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Utility.exe is not a Windows core file. Utility.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

It looks like the the wireless csignal configuration program. Its running on my computer at the moment which is odd as I'm not working on wireless an havn't been for months.
auto starts, but not required for 802.11g functions and (uses 5.7MB memory, why?)
I think it is normally safe. However, sometimes it can stop working properly. This is when it causes huge problems. It can get to the stage where it stops many other programs running properly. If this problem does occur, I do not know how to remove it. I tried time and again to remove it on my old computer, but then I just ended the process tree every time I turned to computer on.
its using more more resources than any program on my computer, strange. it wasnt like that when I bought my computer.

Summary: Average user rating of utility.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving utility issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with utility. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the utility.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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