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Should I remove HDMI Control Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,162
United States Rank #10,309
Reach 0.0742%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.46 days
1.35 days >
Average installed length: 0.71 days


2.0 49.93%
1.9 4.65%
1.8 4.24%
1.7 32.35%
1.6 8.76%
1.5 0.07%

Typically installed together

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HDMI Control Manager

What is HDMI Control Manager?  (from TOSHIBA)

HDMI Control Manager sits in your tray and manages your HDMI connections. The application will start automatically when you plug an HDMI cable into your laptop then a window will pop-up asking you to configure the newly detected device and configure it properly.


HDMI Control Manager is a software program developed by TOSHIBA. The most common release is 2.0, 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 HDMICtrlMan.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 2.6 MB (2,725,376 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 22% of users of HDMI Control Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\HDMICtrlMan\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{63DA1F6A-2E65-4367-99B9-9E39FADEC446}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 2.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HDMI Control Manager

Program executable:HDMICtrlMan.exe
Name:HDMI vezérlés menedzser
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\HDMICtrlMan\HDMICtrlMan.exe
Additional files:
  • HDMICtrlCfg.exe - Gestionnaire de commandes HDMI
  • HDMICtrlMan.exe
  • ChangeOutput.exe - HDMI Control Manager
  • HCMSoundChanger.exe - SoundChanger.exe
  • HDMIEDID.dll - HDMIEDID Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ChangeOutput.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{17124270-A781-414A-92C7-013FB6110D18}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HDMICtrlMan.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HDMICtrlMan' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\HDMICtrlMan\HDMICtrlMan.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002565717%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00014955%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010702%
0.015104% average
Memory:3.09 MB
Total CPU:0.0008315347%
Kernel CPU:0.00036243%
User CPU:0.00046911%

How do I remove HDMI Control Manager?

You can uninstall HDMI Control Manager 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HDMI Control Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 HDMI Control Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 0%
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 7 50.96%
Windows Vista 43.37%
Windows 10 5.61%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 41.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.33%
Windows 7 Professional 5.08%
Windows 10 Home 2.54%
Windows Vista Business 1.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.76%
  France 12.08%
  Germany 9.61%
  Australia 8.60%
  United Kingdom 6.07%
  Canada 6.01%
  Italy 3.54%
  Japan 3.29%
  Portugal 2.78%
  Netherlands 2.28%
  Spain 2.15%
  Belgium 1.90%
  Poland 1.33%
  Saudi Arabia 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 96.66%
Acer 1.05%
Hewlett-Packard 0.91%
Dell 0.70%
ASUS 0.63%
Lenovo 0.07%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 17.77%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 14.71%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 13.93%
TOSHIBA Satellite A350 4.83%
TOSHIBA Satellite P505 4.62%


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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