What is bmmlref.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 bmmlref.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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Bmmlref.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with bmmlref
Bmmlref.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as BMMLREF.EXE belongs to software IBM ThinkPad EasyEject Utility or Dienstprogramm 'IBM ThinkPad EasyEject or IBM ThinkPad Battery MaxiMiser and by unknown.

Description: Bmmlref.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Bmmlref.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—common is C:\Program Files (x86)\ThinkPad\Utilities\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 20,480 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The bmmlref.exe file is not a Windows system file. bmmlref.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with bmmlref.exe, you can go to the support area of the Lenovo website, search for an update on the vendor’s website or completely remove Battery Manager or IBM ThinkPad EasyEject Utility (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bmmlref.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the bmmlref.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

Battery Manager for IBM ThinkPad laptops
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IBM Thinkpads Battery Manager
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Battery Manager for IBM ThinkPad laptops
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Summary: Average user rating of bmmlref.exe: based on 9 votes with 5 user comments. 8 users think bmmlref.exe 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 bmmlref issues

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