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5% remove it95% keep it
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Global Rank #15,073
United States Rank #6,956
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VersionDistribution
1.0.0 4.05%

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TOSHIBA Media Center Game Console

What is TOSHIBA Media Center Game Console?

TOSHIBA Games is the Hewlett-Packard branded version of the WildTangent game center that is pre-installed with many TOSHIBA PCs. During pre-install it includes several WT games already loaded on to the PC for instant trial play. If you do not play WildTangent games or do not wish to use the trail versions you may uninstall this software.

About  (from WildTangent)

WildTangent operates a cross-device games service that allows consumers around the world to access games through our convenient WildTangent Games App. Fueled by our digital currency, WildCoins, and a proprietary ad platforms including, BrandBoost, the service delivers the most cost-efficient way to play games. Consumer...  Read more

Overview

It is bundled and preinstalled with various Toshiba computers. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 main program executable is WTMCEGameConsole.dll. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 1.28 MB (1,338,397 bytes). acrobatupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wildtangent.com
Help link: support.wildgames.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA Games\TOSHIBA Media Center Game Console
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA Games\TOSHIBA Media Center Game Console\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Media Center Game Console

Program module:WTMCEGameConsole.dll
TODO: <File description>
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA Games\TOSHIBA Media Center Game Console\WTMCEGameConsole.dll
MD5:31d4c1e91db1b1292fb7404a8d0d476a
Additional files:
  • WTMCEGameConsole.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • acrobatupdater.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe Acrobat Updater
  • acroiehelper.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer)
  • acroiehelpershim.dll - AcroIEHelperShim Library
  • acropdf.dll - Adobe PDF Browser Control (PDF Browser Control)
  • adobe_updater.exe - Adobe Updater
  • adobearm.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
  • adobearmhelper.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager Helper
  • adobeextractfiles.dll - Adobe Extract Files Library
  • adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe - Adobe Updater Install Manager
  • bt-thememanager.dll (by Brand Thunder, L.L.C) - Brand Thunder Theme Manager
  • cddbcmsig_1_2.dll (by Gracenote) - Gracenote CddbCMSig_1_2 (CddbCMSig_1_2)
  • cddbfpx1.dll (by Gracenote) - Gracenote CddbFP1x (CddbFP1x)
  • hpdevicedetection.dll (by Hewlett-Packard) - HP Diagnostics Program - Product Identification (HPDeviceDetection Library)
  • hpediag.dll (by Hewlett-Packard) - HP eDiagnostic Support Objects (Diagnostic objects for HP eDiags)
  • hpscripting.dll - HPScripting
  • hpufunction.dll - HP Software Update (HP Update Functions)
  • hpwucli.exe - HP Software Update Client
  • hpwuschd2.exe - hpwuSchd Application
  • pdfshell.dll - Adobe PDF Shell Extension (PDF Shell Extension)
  • readerupdater.exe - Adobe Reader Updater
  • rulesengine.dll - HPRulesEngine (HP Rules Processing Engine)
  • sdtocdda.dll (by TOSHIBA) - TOSHIBA SD Secure API Library (DLL for Device Manager on SD Secure API)
  • softwareupdate.dll - HP Update Client (HP Update Resources)
  • unicows.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • acroiehelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper' with the class of {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}.
  • acroiehelpershim.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Link Helper' with the class of {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} (AcroIEHelperStub).
  • bt-thememanager.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Brand Thunder Theme Manager for Internet Explorer' with the class of {0B5DEE95-C164-4E3E-B4C7-15E852BDE5BC} (CortezBHO).
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • hpwucli.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B1875DAF-DCC9-4E03-A87B-589B32E2C298}' (runs on registration).
  • adobearm.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager (optimized)' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 12:00 AM).
  • hpwuschd2.exe is scheduled as a task named 'hpwuSchd2' (runs monthly on Sundays at 12:48).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • hpwuschd2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HP Software Update.
  • adobearm.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe ARM.
Startup File (User Run)
  • adobe_updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AdobeUpdater6' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater6\Adobe_Updater.exe".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • hpwucli.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'HPSoftwareUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • adobearm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe ARM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe".
  • hpwuschd2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP Software Update' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hpwucli.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

adobearm.exe
Memory:5.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019665217%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00084429%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00112224%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:488,444
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4.95 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:396 Bytes
105.02 KB average
hpwuschd2.exe
Memory:1.43 MB
Total CPU:0.0000382782%
Kernel CPU:0.00001618%
User CPU:0.00002210%

How do I remove TOSHIBA Media Center Game Console?

Quickly and completely remove TOSHIBA Media Center Game Console 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 Media Center Game Console 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 Media Center Game Console, 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 Media Center Game Console.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by TOSHIBA Media Center Game Console you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 74%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 89.86%
Windows 7 6.76%
Windows XP 2.70%
Windows 8 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 83.45%
Windows Vista Ultimate 6.42%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 0.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.92%
  Philippines 0.59%
  Colombia 0.39%
  Iran 0.39%
  Canada 0.39%
  United Kingdom 0.39%
  Nicaragua 0.20%
  South Africa 0.20%
  Brazil 0.20%
  Uruguay 0.20%
  SD 0.20%
  Australia 0.20%
  Mexico 0.20%
  AF 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.32%
Hewlett-Packard 0.34%
Acer 0.34%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 33.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 17.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite P205 17.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 9.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite P105 8.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite X205 4.00%

About WildTangent

WildTangent provides branded game services for several PC manufacturers including Toshiba, Gateway, Samsung, HP, Dell,, Acer and Sony VAIO.
Publisher URL: www.wildtangent.com

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