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Should I remove TOSHIBA Hardware Setup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Global Rank #538
United States Rank #315
Reach 1.4475%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.56 days
370.58 days >
Average installed length: 194.71 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.0.0.1 0.02%
3.1.0.8 0.01%
3.1.0.7 0.00%
3.1.0.2 0.23%
3.1.0.15 0.03%
3.1.0.14 0.15%
3.1.0.10 0.67%
3.01.02.00 0.01%
2.51.0.1C 0.32%
2.1.0.9 0.04%
2.1.0.8 4.49%
2.1.0.6 0.22%
2.1.0.5 0.01%
2.1.0.4 0.48%
2.1.0.3 6.45%
2.1.0.10 1.80%
2.1.0.1 2.37%
2.00.16 0.46%
2.00.15 2.92%
2.00.14 4.04%
2.00.13 0.32%
2.00.11 6.77%
2.00.09 0.41%
2.00.07 0.14%
2.00.06 13.53%
2.00.04 1.37%
2.00.03 2.06%
2.00.02 0.08%
1.63.1.55C 0.47%
1.63.1.50C 0.00%
1.63.1.48C 0.02%
1.63.1.46C 0.00%
1.63.1.45C 0.01%
1.63.1.44C 1.44%
1.63.1.42C 0.16%
1.63.1.37C 5.48%
1.63.1.35C 0.04%
1.63.1.34C 7.07%
1.63.1.19C 0.96%
1.63.0.6C 1.07%
1.63.0.34C 1.72%
1.63.0.32C 0.59%
1.63.0.31C 0.47%
1.63.0.30C 3.53%
1.63.0.29C 1.06%
1.63.0.28C 0.44%
1.63.0.27C 2.54%
1.63.0.26C 5.89%
1.63.0.22C 3.40%
1.63.0.21C 0.61%
1.63.0.18C 0.38%
60 versions

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TOSHIBA Hardware Setup

What is TOSHIBA Hardware Setup?

The TOSHIBA HWSetup program is a tool that allows you to configure your computer. The TOSHIBA HWSetup utility is an application designed in to provide a simple means of managing and configuring some installed TOSHIBA hardware on TOSHIBA laptops. The utility enables you to choose the internal LCD or the external monitor to be used at system startup as well as the boot priority. With HWSetup programs users can activate the 'Wake-up on Keyboard' feature and also customize the USB settings. If this utility or feature is not installed on your computer, you can verify if it is available for your specific model under "Downloads" on the TOSHIBA support web site (support.toshiba.com). Not all utilities are available for every model and operating system. When installing any utilities, install the TOSHIBA Value Added Package first.

Overview

The most common release is 2.00.06, 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. 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 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 SVPWUTIL.exe. The setup package generally installs about 93 files and is usually about 4.35 MB (4,561,586 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
Toshiba laptops come pre-installed with dozens of both commercial trial software as well as Toshiba utilities known as 'Features and Utilities'. Many pre-installed features and utilities are very useful features, however, many could be safely removed in order to clean up your PC. Most of the utilities are located using the search feature located in the START menu.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Toshiba PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Help link: WWW.TOSHIBA.COM
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Informat
Estimated size: 4.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Hardware Setup

Program executable:SVPWUTIL.exe
Name:SVPWUTIL Application
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe
MD5:96e8146a1107387eda800ca9ca36cdb0
Additional files:
  • SVPWUTIL.exe - SVPWUTIL Application
  • KeNotify.exe - KeNotify Application (KeNotify MFC Application)
  • TACSPROP.exe - TOSHIBA Accessibility
  • HWSetup.exe - HWSetup
  • CameraSelector.exe - TOSHIBA Web Camera Application
  • NotifyX.dll - NotifyX
  • TWebCamera.exe
  • TMachInfo.exe - TOSHIBA Service Station (TSS TMachInfo Service)
  • ToshibaServiceStation.exe
  • TssCleanup.exe - TSS Cleanup
  • PGDCoinstall.exe - PGDCoins Application
  • vcredist_x86.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (IExpress Setup)
  • sdtdel.exe - sdtdel
  • ToDisc.exe - TOSHIBA Disc Creator
  • TosRamUtil.exe - TOSHIBA DVD-RAM Utility
  • cdromtest.exe
  • cputest.exe
  • devlist.exe - devlist Application
  • MTSProc.exe (by )
  • SetupUtility.exe (by )
  • DefReg.exe - TOSHIBA Online Product Information (DefReg Application)
  • dialtonetest.exe
  • disptest.exe
  • fddtest.exe
  • GMI.EXE
  • mfc80u.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • SetupProp.exe
  • SetupProp64.exe
  • TOPI.exe
  • TRDCReminder.exe - TRDCReminder (TOSHIBA Recovery Reminder)
  • TSleep.exe
  • TSleepInfo.exe
  • TSleepSrv.exe - TOSHIBA Sleep (TOSHIBA Sleep Service)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

9 Scheduled Tasks
  • TWebCamera.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AE0D545C-FF6C-4125-A22B-284079557EAF}' (runs on registration).
  • ToshibaServiceStation.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Toshiba Update' (runs weekly on Mondays at 1:50 AM).
  • TosRamUtil.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CA6BA1C8-3C5D-444A-ACE6-63D9A33FF51E}' (runs on registration).
  • SetupUtility.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{02710695-A760-41D4-B266-34C8C4D24478}' (runs on registration).
  • TACSPROP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61B4B40F-AB09-4DA9-BF76-F63017E249DA}' (runs on registration).
  • HWSetup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8751C73D-1FF5-43E5-99E0-65110A35D6D8}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 3 more
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • TSleepSrv.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TSleepSrv.
  • ToshibaServiceStation.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TOSHIBA\Service Station.
Service
  • TMachInfo.exe runs as a service named 'TMachInfo' (TMachInfo) "TOSHIBA Machine Information Service".
3 Startup Files (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.
  • ToDisc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TOSHIBA Disc Creator' and executes as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Disc Creator\ToDisc.exe.
  • TOPI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TOSHIBA Online Product Information' and executes as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Online Product Information\topi.exe.
6 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.
  • TWebCamera.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TWebCamera' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exe" autorun.
  • ToshibaServiceStation.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ToshibaServiceStation' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Service Station\ToshibaServiceStation.exe" /hidC:60.
  • TSleepSrv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TSleepSrv' which loads as %ProgramFiles(x86)%\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Sleep Utility\TSleepSrv.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • TWebCamera.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exe'.
  • 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

KeNotify.exe
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
TWebCamera.exe
Memory:17.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0019226776%
Kernel CPU:0.00081814%
User CPU:0.00110454%
CPU cycles/sec:1,798,384
I/O reads/min:3.46 KB
I/O writes/min:103 Bytes
TMachInfo.exe
Memory:28.43 MB
Total CPU:0.0061679613%
Kernel CPU:0.00110763%
User CPU:0.00506033%
CPU cycles/sec:602,150
I/O reads/min:3.15 KB
I/O writes/min:2 KB

How do I remove TOSHIBA Hardware Setup?

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

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#538

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.93%
Windows 8 4.72%
Windows Vista 2.07%
Windows XP 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 82.38%
Windows 7 Professional 4.04%
Windows 7 Starter 3.29%
Windows 10 Home 3.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.18%
  United Kingdom 5.84%
  Canada 3.72%
  Australia 3.44%
  Germany 3.23%
  France 2.20%
  Portugal 0.96%
  Italy 0.90%
  Netherlands 0.70%
  Mexico 0.67%
  Japan 0.62%
  Belgium 0.55%
  Ireland 0.55%
  New Zealand 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.67%
Dell 0.17%
Acer 0.11%
Hewlett-Packard 0.06%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 8.66%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 7.48%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 7.34%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 4.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 4.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 4.22%

About TOSHIBA

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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