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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,168
United States Rank #13,772
Reach 0.1816%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.54 days
664.92 days >
Average installed length: 349.36 days


VersionDistribution 77.98% 22.02%

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TOSHIBA Places Icon Utility

What is TOSHIBA Places Icon Utility?  (from TOSHIBA)

Toshiba Places Icon Utility is a simple application that was especially designed to provide Toshiba laptop users with a means of getting quick access to a variety of online content. Toshiba Places Icon Utility program will instantly create a link to the Toshiba Places portal so you can easily get to the Music, News, V...  Read more


TOSHIBA Places Icon Utility is a software program developed by TOSHIBA. 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. 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 programs's main executable is tosdimonitor.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 69.78 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 5.96 MB (6,254,681 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 22% of users of TOSHIBA Places Icon Utility come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in France and Germany.

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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Places Icon Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{461F6F0D-7173-4902-9604-AB1A29108AF2}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.96 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Places Icon Utility

Program executable:tosdimonitor.exe
Name:Toshiba Places Icon Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\toshiba\toshiba places icon utility\tosdimonitor.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • TosDesktopEventCaptor.dll - Toshiba Places Icon Utility (The event captor of Toshiba Places Icon Utility)
  • TosDICommandInvoker.exe - The Toshiba Places Icon Utility namespace command invoker
  • TosDIFileAssociation.exe - The Toshiba Places Icon Utility file association
  • TosDIPlaceFileEntity.dll - The Toshiba Places Icon entity definition
  • TosDIPresenter.dll - The shell inter-operator of Toshiba Places Icon Utility
  • TosDIBasePlace.dll - Toshiba Place Icon Utility (Toshiba Place Icons Utility base place shell namespace extention)
  • DIMUI.dll - Dynamic Icon (Dynamic Icon multiple language Dynamic Link Library)
  • Interop.DIPresenterLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'DIPresenterLib'.
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • TosDIInternal.dll - DIInternal
  • TosDILangPack.dll - DILangPack
  • TosDIInternal.XmlSerializers.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TosDIMonitor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DB488BB2-7774-4FBD-9E7F-04334EADF525}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TosDIMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ToshibaDynamicIconUtility' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Places Icon Utility\TosDIMonitor.exe".
Network connections
  • TosDIMonitor.exe connects to ec2-46-137-124-102.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:69.78 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020730676%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00076388%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00130919%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove TOSHIBA Places Icon Utility?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Places Icon 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 Places Icon 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 Places Icon Utility.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.50%
Windows 10 10.39%
Windows XP 0.08%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 78.69%
Windows 10 Home 8.06%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.74%
Windows 7 Professional 3.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.20% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 22.20%
  France 13.01%
  Germany 11.92%
  United States 5.78%
  Italy 4.72%
  Spain 3.16%
  Netherlands 2.85%
  Belgium 2.51%
  Norway 2.51%
  Sweden 2.51%
  Portugal 2.46%
  Ireland 2.46%
  Saudi Arabia 2.43%
  Poland 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.83%
Acer 0.17%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 11.37%


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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