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Should I remove TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,354
United States Rank #25,608
Reach 0.0108%


VersionDistribution 14.42% 39.42% 16.83% 10.58% 6.73% 4.81% 0.48% 5.29% 0.96% 0.48%

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TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer


TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer is a program developed by TOSHIBA. The most used version is, 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. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 1.75 MB (1,835,526 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows XP. While about 29% of users of TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{400830CA-F056-4BBE-80A3-9DF9CA4FB889}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer

  • DDWForm.exe - TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer (TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer - Format Utility)
  • DDWMenu.dll - TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer - Context Menu Extender
  • DDWMon.exe - TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer - Event Monitor
  • tdudf.sys - TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer - File System Driver
  • usrpacket.dll - TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer - Support Library
  • TODDSrv.exe - TDCSrv Application
  • TDComSet.exe
  • tdcmdpst.sys - Toshiba ODD Writing Driver.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • TODDSrv.exe runs as a service named 'TOSHIBA Optical Disc Drive Service' (TODDSrv).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DDWMon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DDWMon' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer\\ddwmon.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:768 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0352983725%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00867993%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02661844%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:2.02 MB
Total CPU:0.0019182105%
Kernel CPU:0.00024623%
User CPU:0.00167198%
CPU cycles/sec:13,372
I/O reads/min:82 Bytes
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes

How do I remove TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer?

Quickly and completely remove TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer 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 Direct Disc Writer 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 Direct Disc Writer, 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 Direct Disc Writer.

Win XP 89%
Win 8 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 94.71%
Windows 7 3.85%
Windows 10 1.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 93.75%
Windows 7 Professional 2.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.04%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.04%
Microsoft Windows 0.52%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 0.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.90%
  France 8.72%
  United Kingdom 6.88%
  Australia 4.59%
  Germany 4.59%
  Canada 4.59%
  Italy 4.13%
  Sweden 3.21%
  Japan 2.75%
  Spain 2.75%
  Indonesia 2.29%
  Netherlands 2.29%
  Poland 2.29%
  Hungary 2.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 96.48%
Sahara 2.01%
Hewlett-Packard 1.01%
Acer 0.50%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A110 8.60%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L30... 6.99%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro A30... 6.99%
TOSHIBA Satellite L30 ... 3.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro A20... 3.76%


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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