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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #144
United States Rank #107
Reach 3.3848%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.38 days
276.58 days >
Average installed length: 145.32 days


v3.1.04.55075008 0.37%
v3.0.00.55004004 0.01% 0.02% 0.00% 0.76% 0.59% 0.47% 0.74% 8.88% 0.57% 9.98% 0.00% 0.02% 7.37% 0.02% 0.09% 3.39% 11.23% 0.00% 0.52% 0.01% 2.13% 5.86% 0.01% 7.84% 0.04% 7.34% 4.04% 0.17% x64 2.67% for x64 0.76% 0.53% x64 4.50% for x64 11.96% 1.58% x64 0.46% for x64 0.09% 0.20% for x64 2.24% 1.98% for x64 0.24% 0.31% 0.02%

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TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator

What is TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator?  (from TOSHIBA)

A recovery image of your computer is stored on the hard drive. You can create recovery media from the image using the TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator. If you create a recovery medium in advance, you can recover the system from the recovery medium even if you cannot recover the system from the hard drive. The type of med...  Read more


TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator is a program developed by TOSHIBA. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Toshiba computers. The most used version is for x64, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is TODDSrv.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.39 MB of memory. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 7.55 MB (7,911,991 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 63% of users of TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator 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 Recovery Media Creator
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B65BBB06-1F8E-48F5-8A54-B024A9E15FDF}\Setup.exe -runfromtemp -removeonly
Estimated size: 7.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator

Program executable:TODDSrv.exe
Name:TDCSrv Application
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\TODDSrv.exe
Additional files:
  • TRMCLcher.exe - TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator Launcher
  • TDelRecoveryData.exe - TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
  • ToRDC.exe
  • TMessageBox.dll - TOSHIBA Common Library (TMessage Dynamic Link Library)
  • TIdentifying.dll - TOSHIBA Identify DLL
  • TIdentifying64.dll
  • TosMUILang.dll - Toshiba File Rescue (TOSHIBA MUI Language Information for WPF)
  • TODDSrv.exe - TDCSrv Application
  • TRMC-Common-Engine.dll - TRMC Common Engine
  • TReminder.exe - TRMC Reminder
  • TDComSet.exe - TDComSet
  • tdcmdpst.sys - TOSHIBA ODD Writing Driver for x64.
  • TDMSTING.dll - TOSHIBA ODD Writing Engine.
  • TDMSTING2.dll
  • TStorageDetector.dll - TStorage Detector Dynamic Link Library
  • TRMCLcherRes.dll - TRMCLcherRes Dynamic Link Library
  • FmtDriver.dll - FmtDrive Dynamic Link Library
  • CheckODDPower.exe - CheckODDPower Application (CheckODDPower Application)
  • SCInfo.dll - TRMC shortcut information (Information for RMC shortcuts)
  • TosChk.dll - TosChk
  • msvcp71.dll
  • msvcr71.dll
  • VXBLOCK.dll (by Sonic Solutions) - VxBlock

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TRMCLcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{85ABA104-E4DC-4BF0-BA98-2D71A90C315E}' (runs on registration).
  • TODDSrv.exe runs as a service named 'TOSHIBA Optical Disc Drive Service' (TODDSrv).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000915826%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006989%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002169%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,196
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator 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 Recovery Media Creator, 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 Recovery Media Creator.

Win 10 49%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.85%
Windows 10 49.06%
Windows XP 0.09%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.72%
Windows 8.1 24.09%
Windows 10 Home 13.06%
Windows 8 6.34%
Windows 7 Professional 3.80%
Windows 8.1 Connected 1.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.89%
  United Kingdom 6.00%
  Australia 3.41%
  Germany 3.16%
  Canada 3.12%
  France 3.07%
  Italy 2.00%
  Spain 1.15%
  Netherlands 1.01%
  Portugal 0.86%
  Japan 0.76%
  Belgium 0.73%
  Mexico 0.70%
  Saudi Arabia 0.64%


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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