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Should I remove TOSHIBA Service Station?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #216
United States Rank #153
Reach 3.2668%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.84 days
555.69 days >
Average installed length: 291.97 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.4.6 0.54%
2.4.4 14.86%
2.3.0 1.66%
2.2.13 15.91%
2.2.12 6.04%
2.2.9 22.22%
2.1.52 9.36%
2.1.51 1.45%
2.1.45 3.57%
2.1.40 15.41%
2.1.33 5.62%
2.1.31 0.36%
2.0.26 0.82%
1.1.19 0.12%
1.1.17 0.08%
1.1.14 1.96%
1.00.54 0.02%

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TOSHIBA Service Station

What is TOSHIBA Service Station?

This application enables your computer to periodically search for Toshiba Software updates or alerts from Toshiba that are specific to your laptop.

About  (from TOSHIBA)

This application allows your computer to automatically search for TOSHIBA software updates or other alerts from TOSHIBA that are specific to your computer system and its programs. When enabled, this application periodically transmits to our servers a limited amount of system information required to perform these update...  Read more

Overview

TOSHIBA Service Station is a software program developed by TOSHIBA. The most common release is 2.2.9, 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. 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. 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 programs's main executable is toshibaservicestation.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 40.35 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 19.51 MB (20,458,871 bytes). The installed file swupdates.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 62% of users of TOSHIBA Service Station come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

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\TOSHIBA Service Station
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{AC6569FA-6919-442A-8552-073BE69E247A}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 19.51 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Service Station

Program executable:toshibaservicestation.exe
Name:TOSHIBA Service Station
Path:C:\Program Files\toshiba\toshiba service station\toshibaservicestation.exe
MD5:1705b6e6e1d883965f32c7d3b8e78ce6
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
TOSHIBA Service Station for TOSHIBA Service Station enables your computer to periodically search for Toshiba Software updates or alerts from Toshiba that are specific to your laptop.
Additional files:
  • bitslib.dll - TOSHIBA Service Station (TSS Client BITS Library)
  • filterlib.dll - TSS Client Filter Library
  • libhealth.dll - TSS Client PC Health Library
  • libtmachinfo.dll - TSS TMachInfo Service Library
  • pluginlib.dll - TSS Client Plugin Library
  • tmachinfo.exe - TSS TMachInfo Service
  • TSS.exe
  • TssCleanup.exe - TSS Cleanup
  • tsenslib.dll - TSensLib
  • alerts.dll - TSS Alerts Client Plugin
  • alerts.resources.dll
  • pchealthinfo.dll - TSS PCHealthInfo Client Plugin
  • pchealthinfo.resources.dll
  • pluginlib.resources.dll
  • swupdates.dll - TSS SwUpdates Client Plugin
  • swupdates.resources.dll
  • toshibaservicestation.resources.dll
  • Interop.TosNcCom.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TosNcComLib'.
  • Interop.SensEvents.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SensEvents'.
  • interop.comadmin.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'COMAdmin'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ToshibaServiceStation.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4746ED8-8650-4AE9-BDBB-E71C3B66EB8F}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • toshibaservicestation.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Service Station.
Service
  • TMachInfo.exe runs as a service named 'TMachInfo' (TMachInfo) "TOSHIBA Machine Information Service".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TSS.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ToshibaServiceStation' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Service Station\TSS.exe /hide.
  • ToshibaServiceStation.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ToshibaServiceStation' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Service Station\ToshibaServiceStation.exe" /hidC:60.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

toshibaservicestation.exe
Memory:40.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008806431%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00031287%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00056777%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:84,704
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:201 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:41 Bytes
105.02 KB average
tmachinfo.exe
Memory:19.89 MB
Total CPU:0.0003540790%
Kernel CPU:0.00010335%
User CPU:0.00025073%
CPU cycles/sec:28,761
I/O reads/min:137 Bytes
I/O writes/min:122 Bytes
TSS.exe
Memory:24.59 MB
Total CPU:0.0206833092%
Kernel CPU:0.00688877%
User CPU:0.01379454%
CPU cycles/sec:1,303,682
I/O reads/min:7.19 KB
I/O writes/min:884 Bytes

How do I remove TOSHIBA Service Station?

Quickly and completely remove TOSHIBA Service Station 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 Service Station 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 Service Station, 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 Service Station.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#216

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.70%
Windows 8 16.33%
Windows Vista 3.75%
Windows XP 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 69.12%
Windows 8 8.78%
Windows 7 Professional 5.28%
Windows 8.1 4.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.73%
  United Kingdom 4.68%
  Australia 3.52%
  Canada 3.30%
  France 2.50%
  Germany 2.30%
  Japan 1.47%
  Italy 1.31%
  Portugal 1.03%
  Saudi Arabia 0.91%
  Spain 0.90%
  Mexico 0.89%
  Netherlands 0.75%
  Belgium 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.77%
Dell 0.13%
Hewlett-Packard 0.05%
Acer 0.05%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 5.45%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L755 5.01%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 4.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 4.37%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 3.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.01%

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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