I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T530, now out of warranty. I long ago deleted much of the Lenovo bloatware, or thought I did. Recently, though, CrystalDiskInfo warned me that the original hard drive was starting to develop bad sectors. So I took the box to a local computer shop and had them clone my 500GB drive to a 750GB drive. Worked fine except for one minor thing that is driving me nuts.
When I bring up Windows explorer, I don't get the usual Explorer icon. I get a little red icon and a notice that ThinkVantage Toolbox is in charge. It uses this shortcut (in the Properties of the Explorer taskbar window):
My first thought: uninstall the Toolbox. Well, it isn't on the list of installed programs in Control Panel. I ran Speccy to get a list of installed programs, and it isn't there either. BUT - it shows in my start menu! I can bring it up. The system WASN'T doing this before the clone, and I have no reasons to think the shop would have done anything but run a clone program, although I can ask them. There's no folder under either c:\Program Files or c:\Program Files (x86) that holds the toolbox.
How do I delete it if I can't find it?? Any ideas?