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Should I remove Toshiba Controls Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,553
United States Rank #46,663
Reach 0.0047%


VersionDistribution 1.52% 24.24% 22.73% 6.06% 1.52% 1.52% 4.55% 4.55% 6.06% 7.58% 12.12% 7.58%

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Toshiba Controls Utility


Toshiba Controls Utility is a program developed by TOSHIBA. The most used version is, 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. The main program executable is DetectBN.exe. The software installer includes 3 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 26% of users of Toshiba Controls Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.co.jp/worldwide
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Controls\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\11\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{0C0A2D69-7F51-4B77-B64E-AB405AC446BE} /l1033

Program filesFiles installed by Toshiba Controls Utility

Program executable:DetectBN.exe
For install use
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Controls\DetectBN.exe
Additional files:
  • VolumeIndicator.exe - SoundVolume Indicator (SoundVolume Indicator of Toshiba Control)
  • DetectBN.exe - For install use
  • DevCtrl.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VolumeIndicator.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Toshiba Controls Utility' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Controls\VolumeIndicator.exe".

How do I remove Toshiba Controls Utility?

Quickly and completely remove Toshiba Controls Utility 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 Controls Utility 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 Controls Utility, 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 Controls Utility.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 86.36%
Windows 7 9.09%
Windows 8 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 85.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.25%
Windows 7 Professional 3.13%
Windows 10 Home 1.56%
Windows 8 Pro 1.56%
Windows 8.1 1.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.32%
  United Kingdom 9.21%
  Italy 7.89%
  France 7.89%
  Australia 6.58%
  Canada 3.95%
  Poland 3.95%
  Belgium 2.63%
  Austria 2.63%
  Russia 2.63%
  Germany 2.63%
  Taiwan 1.32%
  RE 1.32%
  Kazakstan 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 95.38%
Hewlett-Packard 3.08%
ASUS 1.54%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P100 22.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro P30... 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 9.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro P10... 7.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro A30... 6.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite P105 6.35%


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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