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Should I remove Toshiba Book Place?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Global Rank #616
United States Rank #213
Reach 1.2798%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.17 days
506.64 days >
Average installed length: 266.20 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.3.9679 3.47%
3.3.9661 26.19%
3.1.9534 18.08%
3.0.9490 12.29%
2.2.7530 16.19%
2.2.7485 0.04%
2.2.6883 0.29%
2.2.6775 8.00%
2.1.5889 1.09%
2.0.5455 0.01%
2.0.5420 0.02%
2.0.5271 7.40%
2.0.3977.0 6.93%

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Toshiba Book Place

What is Toshiba Book Place?  (from K-NFB Reading Technology)

With Book Place, heroes are mightier. Adventures are grander. Love is sweeter. And stories are richer with interactive experiences that bring books to life through incredible sound, color and video. Travel books can virtually take you places. Bedtime stories become fun learning tools, animated with your child's favorit...  Read more

Overview

Toshiba Book Place is a program developed by K-NFB Reading Technology. The most used version is 3.3.9661, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 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 main program executable is knfb.reader.exe. The software installer includes 89 files and is usually about 66.24 MB (69,459,456 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 94% of users of Toshiba Book Place come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Canada.

Toshiba Book Place 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.
Toshiba Book Place is typically pre-installed with Toshiba computers.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Toshiba PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Toshiba computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshibabookplace.com
Help link: [email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Toshiba\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A14962A7-2B7D-456E-BFCD-F54E3A88D41F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 66.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Toshiba Book Place

Program executable:knfb.reader.exe
KNFB Blio
Path:C:\Program Files\toshiba\toshiba book place\knfb.reader.exe
MD5:9ce3420c7a179824f3e27cf2bca68bfb
Additional files:
  • CameraSelector.exe (by TOSHIBA CORPORATION)
  • TWebCamera.exe (by TOSHIBA CORPORATION) - TOSHIBA Web Camera Application
  • fdbpinger.exe (by Toshiba America Information Systems) - Fdbpinger Application (fdbpinger Application)
  • TMachInfo.exe (by TOSHIBA) - TOSHIBA Service Station (TSS TMachInfo Service)
  • ToshibaServiceStation.exe (by TOSHIBA)
  • TssCleanup.exe
  • MTSProc.exe (by )
  • sdtdel.exe - sdtdel
  • SetupUtility.exe (by )
  • SVPWUTIL.exe - SVPWUTIL Application
  • TaisRegistPinger.exe
  • vcredist_x86.exe (by Microsoft)
  • cdromtest.exe
  • cputest.exe
  • KeNotify.exe - KeNotify Application (KeNotify MFC Application)
  • PGDCoinstall.exe
  • SetupProp.exe
  • SetupProp64.exe
  • TaisRegistration.exe (by Toshiba America Information Systems)
  • TobuActivation.exe (by Toshiba)
  • ToDisc.exe - TOSHIBA Disc Creator
  • ToshibaAppPlace.exe (by Toshiba) - Toshiba App Place
  • TosRamUtil.exe - TOSHIBA DVD-RAM Utility
  • TSleep.exe
  • TSleepInfo.exe
  • TSleepSrv.exe - TOSHIBA Sleep (TOSHIBA Sleep Service)
  • devlist.exe - devlist Application
  • dialtonetest.exe
  • disptest.exe
  • TPCMpwr.exe
  • fddtest.exe
  • TosDVD.exe
  • TosGfxLcd.exe
  • TosHDDVD.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • TosDVD.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'TosDVDPlayHandler' with the ProgID of 'TosDvdLauncher' and the action verb 'play.
  • TosHDDVD.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'TosDVDPlayHandler' with the ProgID of 'TosDvdPlayer' and the action verb 'play.
11 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).
  • SetupUtility.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{02710695-A760-41D4-B266-34C8C4D24478}' (runs on registration).
  • TosRamUtil.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6A920EA4-3680-4DAC-8BDE-EAB6405E8E96}' (runs on registration).
  • TosDVD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1EA86DA5-8D88-4A8A-895A-102E19C63508}' (runs on registration).
  • TosHDDVD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF1D04B1-3BE7-4F70-B3B1-0CEE172DFA2C}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 5 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.
3 Services
  • fdbpinger.exe runs as a service named 'fbdpinger' (fbdpinger).
  • TaisRegistPinger.exe runs as a service named 'taisregispinger' (taisregispinger).
  • TMachInfo.exe runs as a service named 'TMachInfo' (TMachInfo) "TOSHIBA Machine Information Service".
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • TobuActivation.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NortonOnlineBackupReminder' and executes as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Toshiba Online Backup\Activation\TobuActivation.exe" UNATTENDED.
  • TosHDDVD.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER' and executes as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER\TosHDDVD.exe.
  • 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.
7 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 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.
  • ToshibaAppPlace.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ToshibaAppPlace' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Toshiba App Place\ToshibaAppPlace.exe".
  • TobuActivation.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NortonOnlineBackupReminder' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Toshiba Online Backup\Activation\TOBuActivation.exe" UNATTENDED.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plus 1 more
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TWebCamera.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

TWebCamera.exe
Memory:17.85 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019226776%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00081814%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00110454%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,798,384
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3.46 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:103 Bytes
105.02 KB average
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
ToshibaServiceStation.exe
Memory:38.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0071625180%
Kernel CPU:0.00298936%
User CPU:0.00417315%
CPU cycles/sec:786,412
I/O reads/min:3.01 KB
I/O writes/min:311 Bytes

How do I remove Toshiba Book Place?

Quickly and completely remove Toshiba Book Place 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 Book Place 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 Book Place, 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 Book Place.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.45%
Windows 8 46.35%
Windows XP 0.10%
Windows 8.1 0.08%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.25%
Windows 8.1 28.89%
Windows 8 11.60%
Windows 10 Home 4.75%
Windows 7 Professional 2.04%
Windows 7 Starter 0.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.33%
  Mexico 0.63%
  Canada 0.31%
  Brazil 0.26%
  PR 0.24%
  Peru 0.20%
  Saudi Arabia 0.19%
  Ecuador 0.15%
  Philippines 0.15%
  United Kingdom 0.14%
  India 0.14%
  Indonesia 0.13%
  Australia 0.12%
  Colombia 0.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.91%
Dell 0.06%
ASUS 0.03%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 8.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 6.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 6.18%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 5.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 4.91%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 4.22%

About (from K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc.)

K–NFB Reading Technology, Inc.
Publisher URL: www.knfbreader.com

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