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Should I remove TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,508
United States Rank #31,299
Reach 0.0062%


VersionDistribution 3.28% 3.28% 8.20% 9.02% 7.38% 6.56% 4.92% 0.82% 0.82% 2.46% 1.64% 1.64% 3.28% 0.82% 7.38% 4.92% 2.46% 1.64% 0.82% 0.82% 4.10% 1.64% 1.64% 1.64% 0.82% 3.28% 0.82% 5.74%
1.00.0005 0.82% 4.92% 2.46%

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TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility

What is TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility?

TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility is a desktop utility to hide programs and windows, instantly shutdown, restart or logoff, open unlimited amounts of websites, programs, games, files, folders, drives and more. Hotkey Utility is instaled by default with all new TOSHIBA computers.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Toshiba computers. 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. The primary executable is named thotutil.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 6.18 MB (6,475,668 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on some PCs

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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.co.jp/worldwide
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\7\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{7900D3A6-A9E8-4954-ACCB-AB15867978BF} /l1033
Estimated size: 6.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility

Program executable:thotutil.exe
Name:THotUtil Application
Path:C:\Program Files\toshiba\utilities\thotutil.exe
Additional files:
  • SVPWUTIL.exe - TOSHIBA Supervisor Password
  • HWSETUP.exe - TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
  • TACSPROP.exe (by Pegatron) - TACSPROP Application
  • HotKey.exe (by Pegatron) - HotKey Application
  • CreateDriverService.exe
  • parsedid.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HotKey.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HOTKEY' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\Hotkey.exe".

How do I remove TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Hotkey 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 Hotkey 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 Hotkey Utility.

Win XP 85%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
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 XP 89.34%
Windows 7 7.38%
Windows 10 2.46%
Windows Vista 0.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 88.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.63%
Windows 7 Professional 1.75%
Windows 10 Home 1.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 0.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.03%
  United Kingdom 10.16%
  Canada 8.59%
  Hungary 3.13%
  Italy 3.13%
  Saudi Arabia 3.13%
  BG 3.13%
  France 3.13%
  New Zealand 2.34%
  Indonesia 2.34%
  Romania 2.34%
  Australia 1.56%
  DK 1.56%
  Taiwan 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 96.67%
Dell 1.67%
ASUS 0.83%
MSI 0.83%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro P30... 5.71%
TOSHIBA Satellite M70 5.71%
TOSHIBA Satellite M100 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite A110 3.81%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.81%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro A30... 3.81%


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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