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Should I remove TOSHIBA Function Key?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #650
United States Rank #764
Reach 1.2916%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.08 days
61.41 days >
Average installed length: 32.27 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 0.01% 0.04% 2.37% 1.75% 0.01%
1.1.0003.6401 0.29%
1.1.0002.6401 17.77%
1.1.0002.3201 0.11%
1.1.0001.6403 16.24%
1.1.0001.6400 0.16%
1.1.0001.3200 0.02%
1.00.6630.6403 6.82%
1.00.6630.6401 0.05%
1.00.6629.6408 0.24%
1.00.6629.6407 3.21%
1.00.6629.6406 5.02%
1.00.6629.6405 0.01%
1.00.6629.3206 0.01%
1.00.6627.6407 0.72%
1.00.6626.6410 4.49%
1.00.6626.6409 0.26%
1.00.6626.6406 6.94%
1.00.6626.6403 0.23%
1.00.6626.3206 0.11%
1.00.6625.6402 3.25%
1.00.6625.3202 0.01%
1.00.6425.01 7.72%
1.00.6425 22.03%
1.00.6420 0.04%
1.00.3225 0.01%
1.00.3220 0.04%

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TOSHIBA Function Key

What is TOSHIBA Function Key?

The TOSHIBA Function Key Utility is a program designed to provide userswith a means of enabling support for the 'Fn' key on various laptop models. The Fn key is used to provide features including Display Switch, LCD Brightness or Instant Security. Function key enables functions when pressing specific keys or combination with Fn. Some functions show the "Toast" notification at the Right edge of the screen as shown below for Cursor and Numeric Overlay.

About  (from TOSHIBA)

There is a row of Function keys at the top of the keyboard on every Toshiba notebook. These give you quick access to some useful functions. To activate them, just press the FN button on the keyboard together with the function key to activate various commands.


The most common release is 1.00.6425, 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. The primary executable is named TCrdMain_Win8.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 31.36 MB (32,879,190 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.csd.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Hotkey\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{16562A90-71BC-41A0-B890-D91B0C267120}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 31.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Function Key

Program executable:TCrdMain_Win8.exe
Name:TOSHIBA Function Key
TOSHIBA Function Key Main Module
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Hotkey\TCrdMain_Win8.exe
Additional files:
  • TosTogKeyMon.exe - TOSHIBA Keyboard Indicator
  • THAToastSetting.exe - TOSHIBA Toast Setting (TOSHIBA Toast Setting Module)
  • StartMenu.exe - StartMen Application
  • TCrdMain.dll - TOSHIBA Function Key (TCrdMain Dynamic Library)
  • TCrdMain_Win8.exe - TOSHIBA Function Key Main Module
  • THAFunStatus.dll
  • TosMetrotoDsk.exe - TosMetrotoDsk Application
  • TosUsbHotkeySupport.dll - TOSHIBA Function Key USB KB Support Module
  • ToastNotifier.dll - Shock Notifier (ShockNotifer.dll by Wu Zhenyu)
  • TCrdEvnt.dll - TCrdEvnt (TCrdEvnt)
  • FnSticky.dll - FnSticky
  • CreatToastShortcut_THA.exe - CreatToastShortcut_THA Application
  • fsHid.dll - fsHid Dynamic Link Library x64
  • TosMUILang.dll - TOSHIBA Utilities (TOSHIBA MUI Language Information for WPF)
  • SmoothView.dll - SmoothVi
  • CloseTFC.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • TosTogKeyMon.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TosTogKeyMon.
  • TCrdMain_Win8.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TCrdMain.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TCrdMain_Win8.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TCrdMain' which loads as %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Hotkey\TCrdMain_Win8.exe.
  • TosTogKeyMon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TosTogKeyMon' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Hotkey\TosTogKeyMon.exe /4.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001502977%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011208%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003822%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,441
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:89 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove TOSHIBA Function Key?

Quickly and completely remove TOSHIBA Function Key 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 Function Key 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 Function Key, 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 Function Key.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 98.94%
Windows 7 0.99%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 51.65%
Windows 8 34.60%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.98%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.68%
Windows 8 Pro 1.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.58%
  United Kingdom 4.91%
  Canada 3.86%
  Australia 3.43%
  Italy 2.52%
  France 2.23%
  Mexico 1.54%
  Germany 1.43%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  Saudi Arabia 1.04%
  Japan 0.97%
  Belgium 0.88%
  Portugal 0.86%
  Spain 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.78%
Hewlett-Packard 0.12%
Acer 0.05%
Sahara 0.02%
Dell 0.02%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 10.12%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 8.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 4.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite L855 3.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-A 3.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 3.13%


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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