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Should I remove TOSHIBA ConfigFree?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,880
United States Rank #12,492
Reach 0.0431%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.29 days
392.13 days >
Average installed length: 206.03 days


5.90.18 3.81%
5.90.17 0.66%
5.90.16 0.33%
5.90.14 0.99%
5.90.12 2.98%
5.90.11A3 0.17%
5.90.11A2 0.99%
5.90.10 3.64%
5.90.09 6.13%
5.90.08 4.97%
5.90.07 12.75%
5.90.06 0.17%
5.90.05 25.50%
5.70.09 5.13%
5.50.13 5.30%
5.50.12 1.99%
5.50.11 0.33%
5.50.09 0.50%
5.00.50 1.32%
5.00.48 0.50%
5.00.45 1.99%
4.90.57a 1.49%
4.90.57 4.80%
4.90.56 1.49%
4.60.08 1.16%
4.60.05 1.32%
4.50.09 1.32%
4.00.07 0.17%
4.00.06 0.66%
4.00.05 0.17%
3.00.17 0.17%
3.00.16 0.50%
3.00.13 0.17%

Typically installed together

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TOSHIBA ConfigFree

What is TOSHIBA ConfigFree?

ConfigFree is a set of utilities that makes it easy to control communication devices and network connections. ConfigFree software is bundled with the latest Toshiba mobile computing devices and also available for download onto a selected range of existing Toshiba models. Users are able to download the ConfigFree software or any upgrade version for use on selected Toshiba notebooks, including some models, which did not originally ship with the software. ConfigFree also lets you identify communication problems and create profiles for easy switching between locations and communication networks.

About  (from TOSHIBA)

ConfigFree™ is a software suite for Toshiba’s range of mobile computing devices, designed to simplify wireless and wired network connectivity. With its major components, namely Network Connection Analysis, Network Device Control, Profile Setting & Switching and Search for Wireless Devices, users are able to easily mana...  Read more


The most common release is 5.90.05, 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. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named CFSvcs.exe. The setup package generally installs about 47 files and is usually about 15.71 MB (16,477,947 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\0701\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BD
Estimated size: 15.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA ConfigFree

Program executable:CFSvcs.exe
Service of ConfigFree.
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
ConfigFree is an application for wired and wireless communication for mobile computing, which includes not only laptops or notebook but also handhelds as well. ConfigFree is a suite especially designed for Toshiba mobile equipments, and let...
Additional files:
  • NETDEVIO.SYS - TOSHIBA Network Device Usermode I/O protocol (Network Device Usermode I/O protocol)
  • redirect.exe - Network Device Switch (Redirect)
  • CFMCDB.dll - hslocdb Dynamic Link Library (Hotspot Locator Database Engine)
  • CFShtMsg.exe - ConfigFree Short Message
  • CFWAN.dll - ConfigFree(TM) WAN DLL (CFWANDLL)
  • NDSTray.exe - ConfigFree(TM) Tray
  • _CFToken.exe - ConfigFree(TM) (ConfigFree(TM) Profile Token.)
  • _CFTokenN.exe - ConfigFree(TM) Profile Token. (for Normal Profile)
  • CFAssoc.exe - ConfigFree(TM) Association Table Viewer.
  • CFDialUp.exe - ConfigFree(TM) Dial-Up Launcher.
  • cfmain.exe - ConfigFree(TM) Main
  • CFP2API.dll - ConfigFree Protocol Version 2
  • CFSec.exe - ConfigFree Security Settings
  • CFSServ.exe - ConfigFree(TM) Search for Wireless Devices Version 5.70
  • CFSvcs.exe - Service of ConfigFree.
  • CFWAN.exe - ConfigFree WAN Manager.
  • CFXFER.exe - ConfigFree SUMMIT Engine
  • diagnote.exe - ConifgFree(TM) LOG
  • glaunch.exe
  • IpAdrSet.dll - TCP/IP API for ConfigFree.
  • NDSAPI.dll - ConfigFree(TM) API
  • NDSBrow.exe - ConifgFree(TM) Detail
  • NDSNLS.dll - NLS for NDS (All Language Version)
  • NDSParts.dll - ConfigFree(TM) Common Parts
  • OpenProp.dll - Open Property of Network Connection.
  • ProfGen.exe - ConfigFree Profile Token Generator
  • CFUPNP.dll - ConfigFree (ConfigFree UPnP API)
  • cfview.dll - cfview DLL
  • CFXFER.dll - ConfigFree SUMMIT API
  • diagdb.dll - Diagnosis Database Engine
  • NDSDiag.exe - Analyzer for Network Device Switch.
  • ProfPass.exe - Password Setting Tool for ConfigFree Profile
  • CFShlExt.dll - CFSHLEXT Dynamic Link Library (ConfigFree Shell Extension DLL)
  • twlmApi.dll - twlmapi Dynamic Link Library (twlmapi DLL)
  • WANDBIF.dll
  • CFBTSrch.exe (by Macromedia) - Shockwave Flash (Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 r19)
  • CFDropEx.dll - CFDropEx
  • CFView.exe - ConfigFree(TM) Settings
  • QCDPJ.dll - Toshiba QCDPJ (QCDPJ)
  • CFChg.exe - CFChg (ConfigFree Change)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • CFShlExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'tosAACFShlExt' with a class of {5a900bf8-09f0-4d1d-bb42-47617ee2eedc}.
  • CFSvcs.exe runs as a service named 'ConfigFree Service' (CFSvcs).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • CFSServ.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CFSServ.exe' which loads as CFSServ.exe -NoClient.
  • NDSTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NDSTray.exe' which loads as NDSTray.exe.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • NDSTray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe'.
  • CFSServ.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\CFSServ.exe'.
  • CFXFER.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\CFXFER.exe'.
  • cfmain.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\cfmain.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.42 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0072095219%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00556721%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00164231%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:545 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:37 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:10.37 MB
Total CPU:0.0045005294%
Kernel CPU:0.00249979%
User CPU:0.00200074%
Memory:23.45 MB
Total CPU:0.0053682814%
Kernel CPU:0.00121485%
User CPU:0.00415343%

How do I remove TOSHIBA ConfigFree?

Quickly and completely remove TOSHIBA ConfigFree 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 ConfigFree 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 ConfigFree, 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 ConfigFree.

Win XP 88%
Win Vista (SP2) 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 XP 92.88%
Windows 7 6.62%
Windows 8 0.33%
Windows Vista 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 93.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.92%
Windows 7 Professional 1.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.34%
Windows 8.1 0.17%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 0.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.83%
  United Kingdom 7.47%
  Germany 6.10%
  Canada 5.79%
  Italy 5.79%
  Japan 5.34%
  France 4.88%
  Australia 4.42%
  Spain 4.12%
  Poland 2.29%
  Hungary 1.68%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Taiwan 1.22%
  Belgium 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 93.16%
Sahara 4.81%
Dell 1.11%
Hewlett-Packard 0.92%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 7.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite A110 3.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L30... 3.10%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro A30... 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite M40 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite P100 2.39%


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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