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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,046
United States Rank #3,825
Reach 0.1008%


7.00.35 0.10%
7.00.33 5.74%
7.00.32 33.12%
7.00.29 23.15%
7.00.28 3.32%
7.00.27 3.17%
7.00.24 11.78%
7.00.23 1.06%
7.00.22 4.28%
7.00.21 14.29%

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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 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


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Toshiba computers. The most used version is 7.00.32, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is cfmain.exe. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 15.55 MB (16,309,519 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.co.jp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BDD83DC9-BEE9-4654-A5DA-CC46C250088D}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009uninstall -removeonly
Estimated size: 15.55 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA ConfigFree

Program executable:cfmain.exe
ConfigFree Connectivity Doctor
Path:C:\Program Files\toshiba\configfree\cfmain.exe
Additional files:
  • CFWAN.dll - ConfigFree(TM) WAN DLL (CFWANDLL)
  • NDSTray.exe - ConfigFree(TM) Tray (ConfigFree(TM) tray)
  • CFP2API.dll - ConfigFree(TM) (ConfigFree Protocol Version 2)
  • CFSvcs.exe - Service of ConfigFree.
  • CFSwHost.exe - ConfigFree Switch Host
  • CFSwHostU.exe
  • CFSwMgr.exe - ConfigFree Switch Manager
  • CFView.exe - ConfigFree(TM) Settings
  • CFWAN.exe - ConfigFree WAN Manager.
  • cfwificon_x64.exe - ConfigFree(tm) (ConfigFree Wi-Fi launcher (x64))
  • CFWlApi.dll - ConfigFree(TM) Wireless LAN API
  • CFWRP_CS.dll - ConfigFree(TM) WrpPper for C-Sharp API
  • CFWRPAR_CS.dll
  • CFWRPDR_CS.dll
  • diagnote.exe - ConifgFree(TM) LOG
  • IpAdrSet.dll - TCP/IP API for ConfigFree.
  • NDSAPI.dll - ConfigFree(TM) API
  • NDSNLS.dll - NLS for NDS (All Language Version)
  • NDSParts.dll - ConfigFree(TM) Common Parts
  • OpenProp.dll - Open Property of Network Connection.
  • NotifyCFF.dll - NotifyCFF
  • NotifyCFF64.dll
  • CFUPNP.dll - ConfigFree (ConfigFree UPnP API)
  • cfview.dll - cfview DLL
  • diagdb.dll - Diagnosis Database Engine
  • cfhelp.exe - cfhelp (ConfigFree help launcher)
  • cfprof.exe - ConfigFree Profile Settings

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • cfmain.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C6315597-65EC-407F-921B-C1D88E48E60A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • NDSTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ConfigFree Startup Programs.
  • CFSvcs.exe runs as a service named 'ConfigFree Service' (ConfigFree Service) "You can't stop this service, if you want to keep ConfigFree functionality fine.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NDSTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NDSTray.exe' which loads as NDSTray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:14.88 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0014339210%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00095896%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00047496%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,128,150
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.15 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0001038920%
Kernel CPU:0.00005370%
User CPU:0.00005019%
CPU cycles/sec:4,762
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
Memory:3.08 MB
Total CPU:0.0003434229%
Kernel CPU:0.00017770%
User CPU:0.00016573%
CPU cycles/sec:7,062
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove TOSHIBA ConfigFree?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 TOSHIBA ConfigFree.

Win Vista (SP2) 77%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 91.20%
Windows 7 7.55%
Windows 10 1.06%
Windows XP 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 76.11%
Windows Vista Home Basic 9.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.94%
Windows Vista Business 3.43%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.35%
  United Kingdom 8.20%
  Germany 4.82%
  Canada 4.82%
  France 4.70%
  Australia 1.92%
  Italy 1.39%
  Spain 1.24%
  Netherlands 1.17%
  Japan 1.13%
  Portugal 1.05%
  Poland 1.02%
  Ireland 0.60%
  Belgium 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 98.88%
ASUS 0.51%
Hewlett-Packard 0.26%
Dell 0.15%
Acer 0.10%
Lenovo 0.10%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 16.12%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 12.81%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 10.36%
TOSHIBA Satellite P200 8.81%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 6.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite P205 5.29%


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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