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United States Rank #36,874
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VersionDistribution 0.46% 0.46% 0.46% 5.56% 1.85% 1.85% 1.39% 53.24% 6.94% 0.93% 14.81% 5.09% 3.70% 3.24%

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What is Program TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert?

The TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert includes wizard functions to monitor the Disk Drive operating status and execute system backup.

About  (from TOSHIBA)

Notification of disk drive status - Disk Drive has the SMART Predict Failure function which monitors the Disk Drive operating status. TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert supervises this status and if a failure is predicted, it shows the alert message and recommends you backup data in the drive. The SMART function of disk drive can n...  Read more


Program TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert is a software program developed by TOSHIBA. The most common release is, 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 setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 37.23 MB (39,042,320 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 82% of users of Program TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert come from Poland, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D4322448-B6AF-4316-B859-D8A0E84DCB38}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0415
Estimated size: 37.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Program TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert

  • TosCPCBackup.exe - Program TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert (TosBackup.exe.mui)
  • TosSSDAlert.exe
  • TReport.dll - TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
  • TosBackup.dll - TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert
  • TosReg.dll
  • TosSmart.dll
  • TosSmartSrv.exe
  • TosWaitSrv.exe
  • TosSENotify.exe - TOSHIBA SSD Monitor (TosSENotify.exe.mui)
  • TosIPCWraper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TosSSDAlert.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6627464C-01BC-4B2F-937E-7A670F548DA9}' (runs on registration).
  • TosSmartSrv.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert' (TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • TosWaitSrv.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TosSENotify' and executes as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert\TosWaitSrv.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TosWaitSrv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TosSENotify' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert\TosWaitSrv.exe.
  • TosSENotify.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TosSENotify' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert\TosSENotify.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.08 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007010931%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00048807%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00021303%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:597,463
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.46 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.43 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.91 MB
Total CPU:0.0009173163%
Kernel CPU:0.00049529%
User CPU:0.00042203%
CPU cycles/sec:783,895
I/O reads/min:3.26 KB
I/O writes/min:2.86 KB

How do I remove Program TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert?

You can uninstall Program TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert 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 Program TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert, 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 Program TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.13%
Windows 10 5.56%
Windows Vista 2.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 77.78%
Windows 7 Professional 7.41%
Windows 7 Starter 3.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.24%
Windows 10 Home 2.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.02% of installs come from Poland
Which countries install it?
  Poland 82.02%
  United States 12.72%
  United Kingdom 1.75%
  Netherlands 0.88%
  Italy 0.88%
  Belgium 0.44%
  Turkey 0.44%
  Germany 0.44%
  South Africa 0.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.07%
Acer 0.47%
Hewlett-Packard 0.47%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 16.51%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 13.21%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 8.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 7.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 5.19%
TOSHIBA Satellite L670 4.25%


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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