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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #399
United States Rank #291
Reach 1.5788%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.15 days
328.95 days >
Average installed length: 172.84 days


VersionDistribution 0.02% 0.08% 0.02% 0.16% 0.01% 0.05% 0.00% 0.63% 9.86% 0.36% 13.82% 0.24% 0.11% 0.01% 0.01% 0.12% 0.04% 2.99% 17.35% 1.11% 0.04% 0.01% 34.56% 2.89% 3.84% 1.11% 4.11% 1.65% 0.29% 0.34% 0.86% 0.53% 0.93% 0.16% 0.02% 1.07% 0.06% 0.35% 0.22%

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TOSHIBA Face Recognition

What is TOSHIBA Face Recognition?

Toshiba laptops include facial recognition functionality that is built into the laptop-mounted Webcam. Facial recognition software provides an additional layer of security to your laptop while improving the ease logging in to your Windows account.


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. 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 SmartFaceVWatcher.exe. The software installer includes 104 files and is usually about 2.25 MB (2,363,711 bytes).

TOSHIBA Face Recognition 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.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F67FA545-D8E5-4209-86B1-AEE045D1003F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Face Recognition

Program executable:SmartFaceVWatcher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmartFaceV\SmartFaceVWatcher.exe
Additional files:
  • Setup.exe - TOSHIBA Value Added Package setup launcher
  • TRMCLcher.exe - TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator Launcher
  • ToRDC.exe - TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
  • TosCPCBackup.exe - TOSHIBA HDD SSD-waarschuwing (TosBackup.exe.mui)
  • TosSSDAlert.exe
  • TosDICommandInvoker.exe - Toshiba Places Icon Utility (The Toshiba Places Icon Utility namespace command invoker)
  • TosVolRegulator.exe - Toshiba Volume Regulator
  • TosWaitSrv.exe - TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
  • TPCHSrv.exe
  • TPCHViewer.exe
  • TPCHWMsg.exe
  • SmoothView.exe - TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (SmoothView)
  • HSON.exe - TOSHIBA Button Support (HotStartOn)
  • TACSPROP.exe - TOSHIBA Accessibility
  • TosSENotify.exe - TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert (TosSENotify.exe.mui)
  • TosSmartSrv.exe
  • DMICheck.exe - DMICheck Application
  • StartMenu.exe - StartMen Application
  • uninstalltool.exe - TOSHIBA Sync Utility
  • TNaviSrv.exe - TOSHIBA DVD Player (TOSHIBA Navi Support Service)
  • TODDSrv.exe - TDCSrv Application
  • SmartFaceVSetting.exe - SmartFaceVSetting
  • SmartFaceVWatcher.exe - SmartFaceVWatcher
  • Help.exe - Help Application
  • TfcInstallConfig.exe - TfcInstallConfig (TFC installation config module)
  • HWSetup.exe - HWSetup (HWSetup)
  • TDComSet.exe - TDComSet
  • CBN.exe - CBN
  • Backlight.exe
  • Bright.exe
  • DesktopShortcut.exe
  • Dimmer.exe
  • Presentation.exe
  • sdtdel.exe
  • SpecApp.exe
  • StartLiveTV.exe
  • SVPWUTIL.exe
  • TBSbtnSt.exe
  • ToDisc.exe
  • TosDIFileAssociation.exe
  • TosDVD.exe
  • TosRamUtil.exe
  • TOSSDfmt.exe
  • TRDCReminder.exe
  • TRORDCLauncher.exe
  • UnInst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • TosHDDVD.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'TosDVDPlayHandler' with the ProgID of 'TosDvdPlayer' and the action verb 'play.
7 Scheduled Tasks
  • TosRamUtil.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CA6BA1C8-3C5D-444A-ACE6-63D9A33FF51E}' (runs on registration).
  • TRMCLcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A4DAF65B-1630-49E9-B10A-A479AD2146C0}' (runs on registration).
  • HWSetup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C1854EEF-5E65-45A6-9941-441CB73EB099}' (runs on registration).
  • TACSPROP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3B181D52-4AE1-4B4C-9443-FACA021834D1}' (runs on registration).
  • TosSSDAlert.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0D43992B-A3F1-4552-BF47-AFAF824809ED}' (runs on registration).
  • UnInst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B2E054F7-4194-4764-8C9D-0A3623F9DAC3}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 1 more
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • TosWaitSrv.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TosWaitSrv.
4 Services
  • TPCHSrv.exe runs as a service named 'TPCH Service' (TPCHSrv) "TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor".
  • TosSmartSrv.exe runs as a service named 'TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert Service' (TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert Service) "TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert".
  • TNaviSrv.exe runs as a service named 'TOSHIBA Navi Support Service' (TNaviSrv).
  • TODDSrv.exe runs as a service named 'TOSHIBA Optical Disc Drive Service' (TODDSrv).
6 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • HWSetup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HWSetup' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\HWSetup.exe hwSetUP.
  • TosWaitSrv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TosWaitSrv' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TPHM\TosWaitSrv.exe.
  • TosVolRegulator.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TosVolRegulator' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TosVolRegulator\TosVolRegulator.exe.
  • SmartFaceVWatcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TOSHIBA Face Recognition' which loads as C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV\SmartFaceVWatcher.exe.
  • HSON.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HSON' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TBS\HSON.exe.
  • TosSENotify.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TosSENotify' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert\TosSENotify.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.72 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002949703%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00021335%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008162%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:23,021
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:18 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.23 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.21 MB
Total CPU:0.0000275639%
Kernel CPU:0.00002358%
User CPU:0.00000398%
CPU cycles/sec:941
I/O reads/min:7 Bytes
Memory:4.21 MB
Total CPU:0.0001213190%
Kernel CPU:0.00007247%
User CPU:0.00004885%
CPU cycles/sec:7,520
I/O reads/min:626 Bytes
I/O writes/min:585 Bytes

How do I remove TOSHIBA Face Recognition?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Face Recognition 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 Face Recognition, 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 Face Recognition.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.81%
Windows 10 8.31%
Windows Vista 3.76%
Windows XP 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 79.07%
Windows 10 Home 6.79%
Windows 7 Professional 5.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.56%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.98%
  United Kingdom 4.46%
  Australia 4.13%
  Canada 4.00%
  Germany 3.65%
  France 3.45%
  Italy 1.51%
  Spain 1.03%
  Portugal 0.95%
  Netherlands 0.87%
  Mexico 0.84%
  Belgium 0.70%
  Saudi Arabia 0.63%
  New Zealand 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.81%
Dell 0.11%
Acer 0.08%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 5.75%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 4.74%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 4.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.72%


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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