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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #790
United States Rank #626
Reach 0.8691%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.62 days
313.37 days >
Average installed length: 164.65 days


VersionDistribution 1.23% 3.46% 0.01% 16.18% 1.34% 20.32% 2.05% 0.81% 2.06% 18.03% 9.64% 1.58% 0.07% 16.74% 1.96% 1.97% 2.55%

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TOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility

What is TOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility?

The Toshiba Flash Cards Support Utility is an program designed to provide a means of enabling support the built in flash card port on various Toshiba laptop models. It is typically pre-installed with new Toshiba laptops. It provides software that enabled detection of an inserted flashcard and interacts with Windows to perform seledcted option when a card is added (or removed). Microsoft Windows however has built in generic support for flash cards, but this utility assists in the device driver aspect of the card.

About  (from TOSHIBA)

TOSHIBA Flash Cards provides additional Hotkey (Function Fn keys) functionality to Toshiba notebooks and includes an intelligent user interface (UI) in the form of a graphical drop-down invoked by hotkey operation. This improves the user experience by allowing them to visually identify current status and available opti...  Read more


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. 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 primary executable is named KeNotify.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 1.99 MB (2,086,492 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

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.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
Toshiba laptops come pre-installed with dozens of both commercial trial software as well as Toshiba utilities known as 'Features and Utilities'. Many pre-installed features and utilities are very useful features, however, many could be safely removed in order to clean up your PC. Most of the utilities are located using the search feature located in the START menu.
  • 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.csd.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{620BBA5E-F848-4D56-8BDA-584E44584C5E}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility

Program executable:KeNotify.exe
Name:KeNotify Application
KeNotify MFC Application
Signed by:Compal Electronics
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\KeNotify.exe
Additional files:
  • StartMenuHWSetup.dll - StartMenuHWSetup Dynamic Link Library
  • tsccall.dll - tsccall Dynamic Link Library (tsccall DLL)
  • SVPWUTIL.exe - Supervisor Password Utility (Supervisor Password Utility Setup)
  • TACSPROP.exe - TOSHIBA Accessibility
  • HWSetup_StartMenu.exe - StartMen Application
  • HWSetupStartMenu.exe
  • KeNotify.exe - KeNotify Application (KeNotify MFC Application)
  • HSInstHelper.exe - HSInstHelper (TOSHIBA HSInstHelper)
  • TUMUI.dll - TUMUI
  • TosPwChk.dll - TosPwChk
  • tsdtoken.dll - tsdtoken (tsdtoken DLL(x86))
  • Hwsetup.exe - Hwsetup
  • NotifyX.dll - NotifyX
  • CameraSelector.exe - TOSHIBA Web Camera Application
  • TWebCamera.exe
  • DrvInst.exe - Bluetooth Monitor (DrvInst)
  • TosBthSupport.dll - TosBthSupport
  • TosBthSupport64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • TWebCamera.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5987E07-AAFB-46B8-A38E-74F9D21A3C78}' (runs on registration).
  • TACSPROP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61B4B40F-AB09-4DA9-BF76-F63017E249DA}' (runs on registration).
  • HWSetup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8751C73D-1FF5-43E5-99E0-65110A35D6D8}' (runs on registration).
  • SVPWUTIL.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{603F11ED-A5CE-4B97-9AA7-CC200EF32163}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • KeNotify.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
Startup File (User Run)
  • SVPWUTIL.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SVPWUTIL' and executes as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe SVPwUTIL.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SVPWUTIL.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SVPWUTIL' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe SVPwUTIL.
  • KeNotify.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'KeNotify' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\KeNotify.exe.
  • 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.
  • TWebCamera.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TWebCamera' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exe" autorun.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SVPWUTIL.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe'.
  • HWSetup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\HWSetup.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008951024%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00083179%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006332%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:76
8,062,084 average

How do I remove TOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility 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 Flash Cards Support Utility, 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 Flash Cards Support Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.45%
Windows 10 31.41%
Windows Vista 1.05%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.62%
Windows 10 Home 11.89%
Windows 8.1 10.21%
Windows 8.1 Connected 5.50%
Windows 7 Starter 4.15%
Windows 7 Professional 3.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.07%
  United Kingdom 8.60%
  Germany 4.18%
  Australia 3.42%
  France 3.14%
  Canada 2.54%
  Italy 1.81%
  Spain 1.13%
  Portugal 1.10%
  Netherlands 1.03%
  Ireland 0.81%
  Belgium 0.79%
  Poland 0.67%
  Mexico 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.57%
Dell 0.14%
Acer 0.14%
Hewlett-Packard 0.08%
ASUS 0.07%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 8.51%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 6.65%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 6.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 5.65%
TOSHIBA Satellite C50-B 4.09%


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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