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Should I remove TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #243
United States Rank #229
Reach 2.3745%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.03 days
354.97 days >
Average installed length: 186.51 days


VersionDistribution 0.06% 0.01% 0.11% 0.69% 0.40% 0.02% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.00% 1.89% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.42% 0.15% 0.00% 0.06% 0.70% 0.92% 3.31% 0.86% 0.06% 0.05% 0.01% 0.03% 0.00% 0.11% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 9.09% 0.01% 0.09% 0.03% 0.89% 1.99% 0.03% 0.01% 18.90% 0.00% 0.00% 0.23% 0.00% 2.03% 5.99% 0.04% 0.12% 0.46% 2.53% 0.06%
116 versions

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TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor

What is TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor?

The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor proactively monitors a number of system functions such as power consumption, battery health and system cooling, informing you of significant system conditions.

About  (from TOSHIBA)

Everyone hates downtime. Yet with today’s hectic pace it’s hard to stop for preventive maintenance. But what if your laptop could foresee problems before they happen? That’s the whole idea behind PC Health Monitor. Part of our 4th-Generation EasyGuard® Technology suite, it takes protection to the next level by proactiv...  Read more


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 StartMenu.exe. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 22.17 MB (23,251,824 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.
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\TPHM\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9DECD0F9-D3E8-48B0-A390-1CF09F54E3A4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 22.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor

Program executable:StartMenu.exe
Name:StartMen Application
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TPHM\StartMenu.exe
Additional files:
  • 3dvlib.dll - 3dvlib Dynamic Link Library
  • Png.dll - TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
  • TAOACChecker.exe - TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor AoAc Checker
  • TosAbout.exe
  • TosAgreement.exe
  • TosWaitSrv.exe
  • TPCHCTL.dll
  • TPCHData.dll
  • TPCHDisk.dll
  • TPCHKarteLog.dll - TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor Karte Library
  • TPCHMUI.dll
  • TPCHSrv.exe
  • TPCHUSB.dll
  • TPCHViewer.exe
  • TPCHWMsg.exe
  • TPHMAppList.exe
  • TReport.dll
  • TMessageBox.dll - TOSHIBA Common Library (TMessage Dynamic Link Library)
  • DMICheck.exe - DMICheck Application
  • StartMenu.exe - StartMen Application
  • ShortcutMUI.dll - ShortcutMUI Dynamic Link Library
  • ShockNotifier.dll - Shock Notifier (ShockNotifer.dll)
  • TosDisclaimer.exe - TosDisclaimer
  • TosUILibrary.dll - TosUILibrary
  • TosWififind.exe - TosWifif.exe
  • TouchPad.dll
  • tvalzfl.sys - TOSHIBA TVALZ Filter Driver

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TPCHViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AE68CDF6-24E9-424F-B0AB-07E369F78CF9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • TosWaitSrv.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TosWaitSrv.
  • TPCHSrv.exe runs as a service named 'TPCH Service' (TPCHSrv) "TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TosWaitSrv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TosWaitSrv' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TPHM\TosWaitSrv.exe.
  • TPCHWMsg.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TPCHWMsg' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TPHM\TPCHWMsg.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TPCHSrv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TPHM\TPCHSrv.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003262978%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00022168%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010461%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:40,706
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:26 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.46 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0001355678%
Kernel CPU:0.00012682%
User CPU:0.00000875%
CPU cycles/sec:3,686
I/O reads/min:40 Bytes

How do I remove TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor 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 PC Health Monitor, 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 PC Health Monitor.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.53%
Windows 10 46.47%
Windows Vista 0.88%
Windows XP 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.29%
Windows 8.1 20.73%
Windows 10 Home 12.22%
Windows 8 7.31%
Windows 7 Professional 4.71%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 1.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.28%
  United Kingdom 6.69%
  Australia 4.67%
  Germany 4.00%
  France 3.89%
  Canada 3.76%
  Italy 2.65%
  Spain 1.63%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Japan 1.19%
  Portugal 1.16%
  Belgium 0.91%
  Saudi Arabia 0.88%
  New Zealand 0.79%


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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rushoonover a year ago
i want to get this pop up off my computer.