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Should I remove TOSHIBA Media Controller?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #412
United States Rank #254
Reach 1.5338%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.52 days
280.98 days >
Average installed length: 147.63 days


VersionDistribution 0.60% 0.00% 0.17% 14.22% 19.15% 0.71% 0.14% 0.36% 18.08% 0.12% 1.29% 0.01% 13.23% 1.86% 2.54% 0.16% 0.18% 0.51% 0.58% 19.82% 1.36%
1.0.65 4.91%

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TOSHIBA Media Controller

What is TOSHIBA Media Controller?  (from TOSHIBA)

The Toshiba Media Controller is a new interface designed by Toshiba to make content streaming easy. This software facilitates media sharing between connected multimedia devices, allowing users to easily stream videos, music and pictures from a media library to TV sets, laptops, smartphones or media players through a si...  Read more


TOSHIBA Media Controller is a software program developed by TOSHIBA. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named mediacontroller.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 17.79 MB (18,655,891 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 67% of users of TOSHIBA Media Controller come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

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.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Media Controller
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C7A4F26F-F9B0-41B2-8659-99181108CDE3}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -removeonly
Estimated size: 17.79 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Media Controller

Program executable:mediacontroller.exe
Name:Media Controller
Path:C:\Program Files\toshiba\media controller\mediacontroller.exe
Additional files:
  • StartMenu.exe - StartMen Application
  • FontResources.dll - FontResources
  • Help.exe - Help Application
  • Interop.UPNPAVTOOLKITlib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'UPNPAVTOOLKITlib'.
  • Interop.NETWORKLIST.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NETWORKLIST'.
  • Interop.UPNPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'UPNPLib'.
  • Interop.WMLSS.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMLSS'.
  • av_proxy.dll - av_proxy Dynamic Link Library
  • av_dll.dll - av_dll Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MediaController.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1FD1BCBA-E8F5-4BB4-8316-F6B4F2DB335C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • MediaController.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Media Controller' and executes as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Media Controller\MediaController.exe.

How do I remove TOSHIBA Media Controller?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Media Controller 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 Media Controller, 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 Media Controller.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.67%
Windows 10 9.20%
Windows XP 0.11%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 79.59%
Windows 10 Home 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 5.45%
Windows 7 Starter 2.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.66%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.66%
  United Kingdom 4.66%
  Canada 3.45%
  Australia 3.38%
  France 2.58%
  Germany 2.51%
  Italy 1.14%
  Mexico 0.84%
  Japan 0.81%
  Spain 0.77%
  Netherlands 0.71%
  Portugal 0.66%
  Belgium 0.56%
  Saudi Arabia 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.73%
Dell 0.11%
Acer 0.08%
Hewlett-Packard 0.07%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 7.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 6.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 4.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 4.75%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 4.14%


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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