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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,311
United States Rank #3,606
Reach 0.0928%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.70 days
522.02 days >
Average installed length: 274.28 days


VersionDistribution 2.95% 9.79% 3.12% 0.87% 0.16% 20.12% 36.69% 0.38% 0.05% 4.10% 10.44% 11.32%

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TOSHIBA Face Recognition

What is TOSHIBA Face Recognition?

Many 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.

About  (from TOSHIBA)

TOSHIBA Face Recognition is software that enables users to easily logon to Windows without entering a password, using a face verification library. The face verification library is used to capture and register the face of users and verify the user logon using that face data.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 51.86 KB (53,101 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Toshiba\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C730E42C-935A-45BB-A0C5-37E5234D111B}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 51.86 KB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Face Recognition

  • TOSCDSPD.exe - CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
  • HSON.exe - TOSHIBA Button Support (HotStartOn)
  • TNaviSrv.exe - TOSHIBA DVD Player (TOSHIBA Navi Support Service)
  • TODDSrv.exe - TDCSrv Application
  • Backlight.exe
  • Bright.exe
  • Dimmer.exe
  • HWSetup.exe
  • Presentation.exe
  • sdtdel.exe
  • SpecApp.exe
  • StartLiveTV.exe
  • SVPWUTIL.exe
  • TACSPROP.exe
  • TBSbtnSt.exe
  • TBSMain.exe
  • TBSSoundMute.exe
  • TDComSet.exe
  • TDspBtn.exe
  • ToDisc.exe
  • TOPI.exe
  • ToRDC.exe
  • TosDVD.exe
  • TosRamUtil.exe
  • TOSSDfmt.exe
  • TRDCLcher.exe
  • TRDCReminder.exe
  • TRORDCLauncher.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.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • TosRamUtil.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CA6BA1C8-3C5D-444A-ACE6-63D9A33FF51E}' (runs on registration).
  • TosHDDVD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F51E2D50-A58D-40DA-819B-445C0159B347}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • 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).
Startup File (User Run)
  • TOSCDSPD.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TOSCDSPD' and executes as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TOPI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'topi' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Toshiba Online Product Information\topi.exe -startup.
  • 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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:972 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001725055%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001924%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00015326%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,923
8,062,084 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 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 Vista (SP2) 80%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 88.80%
Windows 7 10.33%
Windows 10 0.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 82.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.75%
Windows Vista Business 2.86%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.75%
Windows 7 Professional 0.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.35%
  United Kingdom 12.65%
  Canada 6.33%
  Australia 4.44%
  Ireland 0.63%
  Croatia 0.47%
  United Arab Emirates 0.47%
  Saudi Arabia 0.39%
  Israel 0.39%
  Germany 0.39%
  Mexico 0.35%
  New Zealand 0.35%
  France 0.31%
  Romania 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 98.85%
Hewlett-Packard 0.33%
ASUS 0.27%
Dell 0.22%
Acer 0.22%
Lenovo 0.05%
Sony 0.05%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 12.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 11.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 11.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 6.97%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 6.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355 4.72%


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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