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Should I remove TOSHIBA HW Setup?

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5% remove it95% keep it
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VersionDistribution 1.89% 5.66% 5.66% 9.43% 3.77% 20.75% 3.77% 13.21% 32.08% 3.77%

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What is TOSHIBA HW Setup?

The TOSHIBA HWSetup program is a tool that allows you to configure your computer. The TOSHIBA HWSetup utility is an application designed in to provide a simple means of managing and configuring some installed TOSHIBA hardware on TOSHIBA laptops. The utility enables you to choose the internal LCD or the external monitor to be used at system startup as well as the boot priority. With HWSetup programs users can activate the 'Wake-up on Keyboard' feature and also customize the USB settings. If this utility or feature is not installed on your computer, you can verify if it is available for your specific model under "Downloads" on the TOSHIBA support web site (support.toshiba.com). Not all utilities are available for every model and operating system. When installing any utilities, install the TOSHIBA Value Added Package first.


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Toshiba computers. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is HWSetup.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 2 MB (2,098,070 bytes).

This program 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5279374D-87FE-4879-9385-F17278EBB9D3}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0408 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA HW Setup

Program executable:HWSetup.exe
Name: HWSetup
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\HWSetup.exe
Additional files:
  • TosVolRegulator.exe - Toshiba Volume Regulator
  • CameraSelector.exe
  • CBN.exe
  • DMICheck.exe
  • HWSetup.exe
  • KeNotify.exe
  • setup.exe
  • SetupProp.exe
  • SetupProp64.exe
  • TACSPROP.exe
  • TMachInfo.exe
  • ToshibaServiceStation.exe
  • TRDCReminder.exe
  • TssCleanup.exe
  • TWebCamera.exe
  • CheckODDPower.exe
  • DPInst32.exe (by Microsoft)
  • PGDCoinstall.exe
  • SVPWUTIL.exe - SVPWUTIL Application
  • TBSCFCT.exe
  • TBSIcfg.exe
  • tinstall.exe
  • tinstallwb.exe
  • TSleep.exe
  • TSleepInfo.exe
  • TSleepSrv.exe - TOSHIBA Sleep (TOSHIBA Sleep Service)
  • TVAP_set.exe
  • vcredist_x86.exe (by Microsoft)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • HWSetup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8751C73D-1FF5-43E5-99E0-65110A35D6D8}' (runs on registration).
  • DPInst32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D7E6BB6-D452-4E75-96F0-43F9D85FCFCE}' (runs on registration).
  • TRDCReminder.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{387E6E87-80D9-4948-9369-911DD5E2627E}' (runs on registration).
  • TWebCamera.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7ECA0109-95C2-4BE7-A22A-E26BEA82BB59}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • TSleepSrv.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TSleepSrv.
  • TMachInfo.exe runs as a service named 'TMachInfo' (TMachInfo) "TOSHIBA Machine Information Service".
7 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ToshibaServiceStation.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ToshibaServiceStation' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Service Station\ToshibaServiceStation.exe" /hidC:60.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TSleepSrv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TSleepSrv' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Sleep Utility\TSleepSrv.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.
  • Plus 1 more
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • HWSetup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\HWSetup.exe'.
  • DPInst32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\DPInst.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000028464%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000142%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000142%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,419
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove TOSHIBA HW Setup?

Quickly and completely remove TOSHIBA HW Setup 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 HW Setup 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 HW Setup, 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 HW Setup.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 7 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.79%
Windows 8 9.43%
Windows XP 3.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 83.02%
Windows 10 Home 5.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.77%
Windows 7 Starter 1.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.89%
Windows 8 Pro 1.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.93% of installs come from Greece
Which countries install it?
  Greece 87.93%
  United States 8.62%
  Germany 1.72%
  AL 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 98.00%
Alienware 2.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 29.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 25.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 13.73%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500D 5.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite L450D 5.88%


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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