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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #525
United States Rank #778
Reach 1.2646%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.71 days
315.98 days >
Average installed length: 166.02 days


8.0.43 6.42%
8.0.42 1.57%
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8.0.40 0.03%
8.0.39 0.45%
8.0.38 8.61%
8.0.37 10.80%
8.0.36 4.85%
8.0.35 2.49%
8.0.34 1.21%
8.0.33 3.79%
8.0.32 0.05%
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8.0.30 1.30%
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8.0.28 8.71%
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8.0.26 0.05%
8.0.25 7.99%
8.0.23 3.90%
8.0.22 0.34%
8.0.21 14.94%
8.0.20 0.06%
8.0.19 1.30%
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7.2.21 1.34%
7.2.20 5.54%
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7.2.15 1.06%
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7.1.30 0.19%
7.1.28 0.02%
7.1.27 3.69%
7.1.26 0.75%
7.1.19 0.00%

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TOSHIBA ConfigFree

What is TOSHIBA ConfigFree?

ConfigFree is a software suite for Toshiba’s range of mobile computing devices, designed to simplify wireless and wired network connectivity.

About  (from TOSHIBA)

With its major components, namely Network Connection Analysis, Network Device Control, Profile Setting & Switching and Search for Wireless Devices, users are able to easily manage wireless network connectivity, wherever they happen to be. This Connectivity Doctor identifies, analyses and helps to resolve any network co...  Read more


TOSHIBA ConfigFree is a program developed by TOSHIBA. The most used version is 8.0.21, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is CFView.exe. The software installer includes 61 files and is usually about 17.83 MB (18,695,296 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 37% of users of TOSHIBA ConfigFree come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

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.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • 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\ConfigFree\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D5AEEAA2-184E-4A2A-BAA3-6225EA4B9516}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA ConfigFree

Program executable:CFView.exe
ConfigFree(TM) Settings
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFView.exe
Additional files:
  • tosInet.dll - TOSHIBA Netscope Navigator (Internet Connectivity Check Dll)
  • cfmain.exe - TOSHIBA ConfigFree(tm) (ConfigFree)
  • cfRFctrl.exe
  • CFWAN.dll - ConfigFree(TM) WAN DLL (CFWANDLL)
  • StartMenu.exe - StartMen Application
  • FnF8Dll.dll - TOSHIBA Flash Cards (FnF8 Dynamic Link Library)
  • NDSTray.exe - ConfigFree(TM) Tray (ConfigFree(TM) Task tray menu)
  • cfAddGadgets.exe - ConfigFree Gadgets menu
  • CFNotify.dll - CFNotifyxxx.dll (CFNotifyxx.dll is an add-on modeule for TOSHIBA FlashCards)
  • CFNotify64.dll
  • cftsksch.exe - ConfigFree (TM)
  • AddGadget.exe - ConfigFree(TM) (ConfigFree(TM) Gadget Install tool)
  • CFIWmxSvcs.exe - ConfigFree Service Process
  • CFIWmxSvcs64.exe
  • CFP2API.dll - ConfigFree Protocol Version 2
  • CFSvcs.exe
  • CFSwHost.exe - ConfigFree Switch Host Process
  • CFSwHostU.exe
  • CFSwMgr.exe - ConfigFree Switch Manager Process
  • CFWAN.exe - ConfigFree WAN Manager
  • cfwificon_x64.exe - ConfigFree(tm) (ConfigFree Wi-Fi launcher (x64))
  • CFWlApi.dll - ConfigFree Wireless LAN API Dll
  • CFWRP_COM.dll - ConfigFree Gadget 32bit COM DLL
  • CFWRP_COM64.dll - ConfigFree Gadget 64bit COM DLL
  • CFWRP_CS.dll - ConfigFree Wrpper Dll for .NET
  • CFWRPAR_CS.dll
  • CFWRPDR_CS.dll
  • diagnote.exe - ConifgFree(TM) LOG
  • ExpImp.dll - ConfigFree(TM) Profile Export Import API
  • IntelRFHost.exe - ConfigFree RF Switch Host Process
  • IntelRFHost64.exe
  • IpAdrSet.dll - TCP/IP API for ConfigFree.
  • NDSAPI.dll - ConfigFree Dll Including Network Setting APIs
  • NDSMUI.dll - NLS for NDS (All Language Version)
  • NDSNLS.dll
  • NDSParts.dll - ConfigFree Dll Including Common Parts
  • OpenProp.dll - Open Property of Network Connection.
  • cfFncEnabler.exe - cfFncEnabler
  • RunRegSvr32.exe - RunRegSvr32
  • CFProcSRVC.exe - ConfigFree (ConfigFree Gadget Process Service)
  • CFProfile.exe - Configfree Profile Handling module (Import and backup-restore for updating)
  • CFUPNP.dll - ConfigFree UPnP API
  • cfview.dll - cfview DLL
  • diagdb.dll - Diagnosis Database Engine
  • RunSidebar.exe - RunSidebar
  • cfhelp.exe - cfhelp (ConfigFree help launcher)
  • tosOpenProp.exe - Open OS Properties
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • Interop.MbnApi.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MbnApi'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • NDSTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2FBF5E71-3A33-4620-9C75-39B63425A9D1}' (runs on registration).
  • cfmain.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C6315597-65EC-407F-921B-C1D88E48E60A}' (runs on registration).
  • cfAddGadgets.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B13B8599-61EC-42EA-BC17-350A934F97CF}' (runs on registration).
  • CFWAN.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AD9EE2AC-6C22-4F6C-AC5D-35E35E2567B9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • NDSTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ConfigFree Startup Programs.
4 Services
  • CFIWmxSvcs.exe runs as a service named 'ConfigFree WiMAX Service' (cfWiMAXService) "This is WiMAX Control Service of ConfigFree. Please do not stop this servce when you are using ConfigFree with Intel WiMAX device.".
  • CFProcSRVC.exe runs as a service named 'ConfigFree Gadget Service' (ConfigFree Gadget Service) "It's called by ConfigFree Gadget (x64)".
  • CFIWmxSvcs64.exe runs as a service named 'ConfigFree WiMAX Service' (cfWiMAXService) "This is WiMAX Control Service of ConfigFree. Please do not stop this servce when you are using ConfigFree with Intel WiMAX device.".
  • 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.".
2 Startup Files (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.
  • cfFncEnabler.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'cfFncEnabler.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\cfFncEnabler.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • NDSTray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe'.
  • CFSwMgr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0058880367%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00308340%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00280464%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,291,348
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:6.11 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:37 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.42 MB
Total CPU:0.0001640996%
Kernel CPU:0.00007544%
User CPU:0.00008865%
CPU cycles/sec:4,250
I/O reads/min:101 Bytes
Memory:1.59 MB
Total CPU:0.0001899069%
Kernel CPU:0.00010661%
User CPU:0.00008330%
CPU cycles/sec:6,942

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 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.05%
Windows Vista 16.63%
Windows 10 7.23%
Windows XP 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 62.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.89%
Windows 7 Professional 7.01%
Windows 10 Home 5.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.07%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.33%
  United Kingdom 9.22%
  Australia 6.61%
  Canada 6.59%
  Germany 6.08%
  France 5.19%
  Italy 2.37%
  Japan 1.92%
  Spain 1.65%
  Portugal 1.58%
  Netherlands 1.35%
  Belgium 1.13%
  Poland 1.02%
  New Zealand 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.48%
Dell 0.26%
Hewlett-Packard 0.14%
Acer 0.12%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 8.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 5.24%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 4.46%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 2.98%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.89%


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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