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Should I remove HDD Password Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,189
United States Rank #16,374
Reach 0.0092%


1.11.1507 83.72%
1.10.1320 1.55%
1.00.0820 14.73%

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HDD Password Tool


HDD Password Tool is a software program developed by TOSHIBA. The most common release is 1.11.1507, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named tosextmng.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 7.18 MB (7,531,029 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 64% of users of HDD Password Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\HDD Password Tool
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{97CA1EE3-9477-4C3C-BFCF-89A84B6A222E}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 7.18 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HDD Password Tool

Program executable:tosextmng.exe
Name:HDD Password Tool
Path:C:\Program Files\toshiba\hdd password tool\tosextmng.exe
Additional files:
  • TosExtCtrl.exe - HDD Password Tool (TosExtCtrl)
  • TosExtLogon.exe - TosExtLogon
  • TosExtSvc.exe - TosExtSvc
  • TosHash.dll - TosHash

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TosExtMng.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D8EF9F17-EB2E-42A8-AAFD-B8FDBF962507}' (runs on registration).
  • TosExtSvc.exe runs as a service named 'TOSHIBA HDD Password Tool Service' (TosExtSvc) "TOSHIBA HDD Password Tool".

How do I remove HDD Password Tool?

Quickly and completely remove HDD Password Tool from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HDD Password Tool from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HDD Password Tool, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HDD Password Tool.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.94%
Windows 8 44.96%
Windows Vista 3.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.78%
Windows 8.1 19.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.08%
Windows 10 Home 7.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.98%
Windows 7 Professional 6.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.24%
  Germany 7.27%
  France 3.64%
  Switzerland 2.42%
  Sweden 1.82%
  Poland 1.82%
  United Kingdom 1.82%
  Finland 1.21%
  Australia 1.21%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  DK 1.21%
  United Arab Emirates 1.21%
  Italy 1.21%
  MA 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.42%
Dell 19.79%
Lenovo 11.46%
ASUS 10.42%
Acer 8.33%
Toshiba 7.29%
Samsung 2.08%
Alienware 2.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.88%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.92%
Acer Aspire S7-392 1.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.92%
Dell Latitude E7440 1.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.92%


Toshiba electronics, electrical equipment and information technology corporation that is a diversified manufacturer of electrical products, spanning information and communications equipment and systems, electronic components and materials, power systems, Internet-based solutions and services, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances.
Publisher URL: www.toshiba.com


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