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Should I remove TOSHIBA Quality Application?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
34% remove it66% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #405
United States Rank #154
Reach 1.8890%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.95 days
883.59 days >
Average installed length: 464.26 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.001.0000 9.05%
1.0.9.3 1.17%
1.0.8 20.57%
1.0.4 17.33%
1.0.3 43.42%
1.0.1 8.45%

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TOSHIBA Quality Application

What is TOSHIBA Quality Application?

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 required for the PC to work normally.

Overview

TOSHIBA Quality Application is a software program developed by TOSHIBA. The most common release is 1.0.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (in many cases this is done to avoid any UAC prompts). Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named fdbpinger.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.11 MB (2,210,464 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 92% of users of TOSHIBA Quality Application come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Peru.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
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.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Toshiba PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ToshibaFB
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Informat
Estimated size: 2.11 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Quality Application

Program executable:fdbpinger.exe
Name:Fdbpinger Application
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ToshibaFB\fdbpinger.exe
MD5:8a812066c51eb31688d5d8c77ca4a874
Additional files:
  • fbdgetdate.exe - fbdgetdate
  • SavePOH64.exe - SavePOH

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • fdbpinger.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FBDPinger.
Service
  • fdbpinger.exe runs as a service named 'fbdpinger' (fbdpinger).

How do I remove TOSHIBA Quality Application?

Quickly and completely remove TOSHIBA Quality Application 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 Quality Application 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 Quality Application, 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 Quality Application.

HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 34%
Keep it 66%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#405

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.50%
Windows 8 22.66%
Windows Vista 1.48%
Windows XP 0.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 68.44%
Windows 8 14.73%
Windows 8.1 5.09%
Windows 7 Professional 2.98%
Windows 7 Starter 2.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.19%
  Mexico 1.40%
  Peru 0.48%
  Canada 0.31%
  Colombia 0.27%
  Chile 0.26%
  Costa Rica 0.26%
  Saudi Arabia 0.25%
  Argentina 0.23%
  Israel 0.22%
  Philippines 0.21%
  Brazil 0.18%
  PR 0.18%
  Ecuador 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.75%
Hewlett-Packard 0.08%
Sahara 0.05%
Dell 0.03%
MSI 0.03%
Gateway 0.03%
Samsung 0.02%
ASUS 0.02%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 7.19%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 6.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 4.62%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 4.12%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 4.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 3.94%

About TOSHIBA

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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