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Should I remove TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #521
United States Rank #335
Reach 1.2739%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.68 days
462.45 days >
Average installed length: 242.98 days


VersionDistribution 20.52% 15.34% 0.94% 9.48% 0.45% 0.12% 0.77% 17.71% 1.00% 1.31% 9.50% 12.21% 10.65%

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TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in

What is TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in?  (from TOSHIBA)

TOSHIBA Media Controller allows you to control your music, pictures and videos by streaming content to any compatible device in your home. Playing media on a compatible device is easy. Just drag and drop a media file or playlist onto the icon for the rendering device. For example, if you want to play a slideshow of y...  Read more


TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in is a program developed by TOSHIBA. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 main program executable is TOSHIBAMediaControllerIE.dll. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 842.1 KB (862,312 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 65% of users of TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

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.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • 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\TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F26FDF57-483E-42C8-A9C9-EEE1EDB256E0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 842.1 KB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in

Program module:TOSHIBAMediaControllerIE.dll
Name:TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in\TOSHIBAMediaControllerIE.dll
Additional files:
  • TOSHIBAMediaControllerIE.dll - TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in
  • StartMenu.exe - StartMen Application
  • MTSProc.exe (by ) - TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in (32)
  • SetupUtility.exe (by )

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • TOSHIBAMediaControllerIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in' with the class of {F3C88694-EFFA-4d78-B409-54B7B2535B14}.
Scheduled Task
  • SetupUtility.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{02710695-A760-41D4-B266-34C8C4D24478}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in 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 Plug-in, 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 Plug-in.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by TOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.88%
Windows 10 9.02%
Windows XP 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 81.27%
Windows 10 Home 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 5.66%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.59%
Windows 10 Pro 0.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.62%
  United Kingdom 4.89%
  Australia 3.91%
  Canada 3.40%
  France 2.69%
  Germany 2.47%
  Italy 1.10%
  Japan 0.99%
  Spain 0.85%
  Mexico 0.83%
  Netherlands 0.80%
  Portugal 0.67%
  Belgium 0.61%
  New Zealand 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.90%
Dell 0.10%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 8.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 7.87%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 5.79%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 5.66%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 4.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 4.25%


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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