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Should I remove TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Indicator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,106
United States Rank #1,101
Reach 0.8089%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.65 days
491.18 days >
Average installed length: 258.08 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.5 31.78%
1.0.4 27.11%
1.0.3 32.51%
1.0.2 8.59%

Other programs by TOSHIBA

TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Indicator

What is TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Indicator?

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 Wireless LAN Indicator.

Overview

The most common release is 1.0.3, 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. 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 primary executable is named tosIndicator.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 3.61 MB (3,781,678 bytes).

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.co.jp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Wireless LAN Indicator\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CDADE9BC-612C-42B8-B929-5C6A823E7FF9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.61 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Indicator

Program executable:tosIndicator.exe
Name:TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Indicator
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Wireless LAN Indicator\tosIndicator.exe
MD5:dc52db637b27e2004237b4fac7caef69
Additional files:
  • tosIndicator.exe - TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Indicator
  • tosKillIndicator.exe
  • tosmui.dll
  • tosSetRegistry.exe - tosSetRegistry
  • tosSettings.exe - TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Indicator - Settings
  • StartMenu.exe - StartMen Application
  • FnF8Dll.dll - TOSHIBA Flash Cards (FnF8 Dynamic Link Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • tosSettings.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BAF284FD-F5C4-4E25-ADBD-C8F56BC3ECA3}' (runs on registration).
  • tosIndicator.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7F43099D-3F18-4173-81E3-78EC7DCD0951}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • StartMenu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Express DownloaderUpdate.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • StartMenu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartAudio' which loads as C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe /t.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

tosIndicator.exe
Memory:54.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0022895385%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00104754%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00124200%
0.015104% average

How do I remove TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Indicator?

Quickly and completely remove TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Indicator 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 Wireless LAN Indicator 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 Wireless LAN Indicator, 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 Wireless LAN Indicator.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 98%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 99.44%
Windows 8 0.37%
Windows XP 0.17%
Windows Vista 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 84.60%
Windows 7 Professional 6.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.97%
Windows 7 Starter 2.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.68%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.53%
  United Kingdom 6.18%
  Australia 5.99%
  Canada 5.19%
  France 3.67%
  Germany 3.49%
  Japan 2.57%
  Italy 1.26%
  Saudi Arabia 1.12%
  Belgium 1.11%
  Taiwan 1.01%
  Portugal 1.00%
  Netherlands 0.95%
  New Zealand 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.27%
Dell 0.27%
Acer 0.23%
Hewlett-Packard 0.14%
ASUS 0.06%
Lenovo 0.04%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 13.23%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 10.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 7.01%
TOSHIBA Satellite L750 6.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 3.91%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 3.87%

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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