Manufacturer bloatware and trialware refer to Toshibas' (like most PC manufacturers) habit of loading crippled versions of commercial software and OEM proprietary utilities on a new computer.
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. These items can also be found using a drill-down method under START > ALL PROGRAMS in the TOSHIBA folder. Additionally, the bundled TOSHIBA Value Added Package (TVAP) provides a number of utilities including the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool, TOSHIBA Password Utility (lets you set and maintain password security that restricts access to the computer) and the TOSHIBA eco Utility which provides extended power control options to our customers over devices in Toshiba notebooks.
There may come a time when you would either need or simply want to "start over" with the software image on your computer. This "start over" (or "Recovery") will restore the software on your computer...” More about TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator Reminder
Toshiba Online Product Information is an inetegrated and online user guide to learn how to operate and manage the software, and to solve problems. In addition it displays various advertising offers.
Utility bundled with Toshiba laptops in order to register the new laptop.
Because our apps are cloud based, you don’t need to download them to your computer. Instead you access them through the Internet. They save your valuable hard drive space; you always have the latest,...” More about Toshiba App Place
TOSHIBA Quality Application is included with most new laptops from the manufacturer. The software is designed to detect and repair corrupt files on the system. This is an optional component and not... More about TOSHIBA Quality Application
TOSHIBA Application Installer is used for use only in performing a Windows 7 Custom Install ("clean install") on supported models. In addition, TOSHIBA Application Installer is pre-installed on new... More about TOSHIBA Application Installer
Nero Multimedia Suite 10 is a bundle of three powerful products – Nero Vision Xtra™, Nero BackItUp & Burn™ and Nero Burning ROM™. Designed to provide digital enthusiasts with advanced video editing...” More about Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Essentials
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... More about TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
The TOSHIBA Manuals program is included with various Toshiba factory installed models and is just a set of interactive/online manuals to assist users with using their new PC and various included... More about TOSHIBA Manuals
The Toshiba Value Added Package (TVAP) is a suite of utilities which the Toshiba Corporation released to address hardware and software issues on Toshiba desktop and laptop computers. According to... More about TOSHIBA Value Added Package
Toshiba Online Backup is pre-installed on new Toshiba laptops and is rebranded as Norton Online Backup.
TOSHIBA Media Controller allows you to control your music, pictures and videos by streaming content to any compatible device in your home. Playing media on a compatible device is easy. Just drag and...” More about TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in
Toshiba Speech System Applications enables the use of voice commands for various Windows applications by recognizing input from a microphone. It allows you to turn text into speech and spoken words... More about TOSHIBA Speech System Applications
“TOSHIBA Assist provides quick access to computer functions and allows you to customize a range of computer settings.”
The Supervisor password is something that can only be set by someone using the computer.
Nero BackItUp is a system backup utility. The product is available separately to buy.
With TOSHIBA Disc Creator, you can create original audio CDs, data CDs and DVDs, and backup discs of CDs and DVDs. When creating audio CDs, you can collect only your favorite music from multiple music...” More about TOSHIBA Disc Creator
ConfigFree is a software suite for Toshiba’s range of mobile computing devices, designed to simplify wireless and wired network connectivity.
WildTangent game network powers game services for several PC manufacturers including HP, Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Samsung, Acer and Sony VAIO. WildTangent's catalog includes over 1,500 games from... More about WildTangent Games
Wireless LAN Indicator indicates a list of available WiFi access points and status on the logon screen. When PC resumes from sleep state, Wireless LAN status will be indicated immediately on the... More about TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Indicator
The Toshiba Extended Tiles for Windows Mobility Center adds Toshiba Customizations to Microsoft Windows Vista Mobility Center.
Nero Update Manager is a program designed to manage all installed Nero programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the... More about Nero Update
Nero Express is a simplified edition of Nero Burning ROM targeted at entry level users, is available with the Nero software suite. Although Nero Express is not as powerful as the full-featured Nero... More about Nero Express 10
Laptop Checkup will check for issues that may be slowing down your laptop. Data, photos and music files that need backup. Viruses, spyware, malware and other threats. Not all utilities are available...” More about Toshiba Laptop Checkup
This application enables your computer to periodically search for Toshiba Software updates or alerts from Toshiba that are specific to your laptop.
Bulletin Board is a convenient place to pin things to visually organize in a fun and creative way. Simply drag-and-drop your favorite pictures, files, or notes to pin them on the Board. Easily... More about TOSHIBA Bulletin Board
TOSHIBA Web Camera Application provides the ability to acess the various functions available to the installed laptop's web cam. With this programs, the user can also manage the web cam itself.
The Toshiba Media Controller is a new interface designed by Toshiba to make content streaming easy. This software facilitates media sharing between connected multimedia devices, allowing users to...” More about TOSHIBA Media Controller
Toshiba laptops include facial recognition functionality that is built into the laptop-mounted Webcam. Facial recognition software provides an additional layer of security to your laptop while... More about TOSHIBA Face Recognition
Select Toshiba laptops offer up to four convenient USB Sleep and Charge ports and the Toshiba Sleep Utility for charging of USB devices such as a cell phone, camera or personal media player while the...” More about TOSHIBA Sleep Utility
The Toshiba Flash Cards Support Utility is an program designed to provide a means of enabling support the built in flash card port on various Toshiba laptop models. It is typically pre-installed with... More about TOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility
A recovery image of your computer is stored on the hard drive. You can create recovery media from the image using the TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator. If you create a recovery medium in advance, you...” More about TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
The TOSHiBA Speech System is a built in (pre-installed with most new laptops) voice composition program that analyzes document text and then vocalizes that text with an
easily understood electronic... More about TOSHIBA Speech System SR EngineU.S.
This program provides support for the installed DVD player built into the laptop. Its drivers are designed to work with the installed Microsoft Windows OS version. In most cases this software does not... More about TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER
Toshiba HDD/SSD Alert allows you to carefully monitor the status your disks are having as well as create backup copies to prevent all your data get lost if your hardware gets broken. TOSHIBA HDD/SSD... More about TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert
TEMPRO is a service from TOSHIBA which checks your laptop for the latest TOSHIBA software updates. TEMPRO is a software service developed by Toshiba. Once installed it will advise you on how to...” More about Toshiba TEMPRO
InterVideo WinDVD for TOSHIBA is a white labled version of the software that is specificaly designed and pre-installed with various Toshiba computers. WinDVD is a commercial video player and music... More about InterVideo WinDVD for TOSHIBA
TOSHIBA eco Utility provides extended power control options to our customers over devices in Toshiba notebooks. Reduction in power consumption by switching to optimum power settings based on... More about TOSHIBA eco Utility
Toshiba ReelTime™ is a graphical history/indexing tool that enables you to view recently accessed files in a fun and easy-to-use format. View and scroll through your history of opened or imported...” More about TOSHIBA ReelTime
Using the acceleration sensor built in the PC, HDD Protection detects vibration, shocks and similar signs in the PC, and automatically moves the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) head to a safe position to reduce... More about TOSHIBA HDD Protection
The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor proactively monitors a number of system functions such as power consumption, battery health and system cooling, informing you of significant system conditions.
The TOSHIBA Video Player is a Windows-based software application that lets you view DVD movies, or video content recorded using home video camcorders. You can play DVD-Video, DVD-VR, and video files....” More about TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER
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....” More about Toshiba Book Place
Please note, should remove percentages and ratings are user contributed. Please make sure you read the suggestions and descriptions for each programs before uninstalling from your PC.