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Should I remove Hardware Setup TOSHIBA?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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VersionDistribution 3.80% 12.66% 5.06% 73.42% 2.53% 1.27% 1.27%

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Hardware Setup TOSHIBA

What is Hardware Setup TOSHIBA?

TOSHIBA HWSetup lets you customize your hardware settings according to the way that you work with your computer and the peripherals you use. For more information refer to HW Setup.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named KeNotify.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.99 MB (2,085,675 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\7\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{5279374D-87FE-4879-9385-F17278EBB9D3} /l1040
Estimated size: 1.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hardware Setup TOSHIBA

Program executable:KeNotify.exe
Name:KeNotify Application
KeNotify MFC Application
Signed by:Compal Electronics
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\KeNotify.exe
Additional files:
  • TACSPROP.exe - TOSHIBA Accessibility (Componente TOSHIBA Accessibility)
  • KeNotify.exe - KeNotify Application (KeNotify MFC Application)
  • HWSetup.exe - HWSetup
  • NotifyX.dll - NotifyX
  • SVPWUTIL.exe - SVPWUTIL Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • HWSetup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8751C73D-1FF5-43E5-99E0-65110A35D6D8}' (runs on registration).
  • TACSPROP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{03DC8724-4A8E-4AF6-AC49-A0489A521FDB}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SVPWUTIL.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SVPWUTIL' and executes as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe SVPwUTIL.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SVPWUTIL.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SVPWUTIL' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe SVPwUTIL.
  • KeNotify.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'KeNotify' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\KeNotify.exe.
  • HWSetup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HWSetup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\HWSetup.exe" hwSetUP.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SVPWUTIL.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe'.
  • HWSetup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\HWSetup.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010314987%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00052268%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00050882%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,005,711
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Hardware Setup TOSHIBA?

Quickly and completely remove Hardware Setup TOSHIBA from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Hardware Setup TOSHIBA 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 Hardware Setup TOSHIBA, 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 Hardware Setup TOSHIBA.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.54%
Windows 8 8.86%
Windows XP 5.06%
Windows Vista 2.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.76%
Windows 7 Professional 13.92%
Windows 10 Home 6.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.06%
Windows 7 Starter 5.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.86% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 92.86%
  United States 5.95%
  Thailand 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 98.70%
ASUS 1.30%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 40.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500D 22.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 6.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L45... 6.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite L450 5.19%
Toshiba NB200 5.19%


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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