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Should I remove TOSHIBA Desktop Links?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
50% remove it50% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,948
United States Rank #3,773
Reach 0.0511%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.09 days
474.57 days >
Average installed length: 249.35 days


1.8ES 0.40%
1.7ES 2.09%
1.7 97.52%

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TOSHIBA Desktop Links

What is TOSHIBA Desktop Links?  (from TOSHIBA)

TOSHIBA Desktop Links utility is designed to give users easy access to their programs, control panel, as well as files and folders, similar to the Start Menu in previous versions of Windows. Click on it for quick and easy access to a suite of handy help and service utilities, including PC Diagnostics.


TOSHIBA Desktop Links is a software program developed by TOSHIBA. It is typically pre-installed with most new Toshiba computers. The most common release is 1.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows Vista (SP1). While about 95% of users of TOSHIBA Desktop Links come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on some PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA Corporation\TOSHIBA Desktop Links
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E1E56B8A-1AAF-422A-91DB-625059FB9863}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Language: English

How do I remove TOSHIBA Desktop Links?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Desktop Links 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 Desktop Links, 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 Desktop Links.

Win Vista (SP2) 82%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 91.87%
Windows 7 6.94%
Windows 10 0.69%
Windows XP 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 55.29%
Windows Vista Home Basic 35.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.80%
Windows Vista Business 1.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.16%
  Mexico 0.77%
  Canada 0.35%
  Philippines 0.29%
  Brazil 0.24%
  Germany 0.24%
  Peru 0.24%
  Chile 0.18%
  Uruguay 0.18%
  Argentina 0.18%
  Japan 0.18%
  United Kingdom 0.18%
  Nicaragua 0.12%
  Panama 0.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.50%
Dell 0.20%
Acer 0.10%
Samsung 0.10%
Hewlett-Packard 0.10%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 50.46%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355 19.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 14.34%
TOSHIBA Satellite M305 5.19%
TOSHIBA Satellite A355 2.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 1.32%


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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texxsover a year ago
Does NOT have an entry in Windows Vista "Add or Remove Programs" list.