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68% remove it32% keep it
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United States Rank #6,968
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.26 days
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Average installed length: 159.01 days


VersionDistribution 7.24%
1.00.0019 92.76%

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TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator Reminder

What is TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator Reminder?  (from TOSHIBA)

There may come a time when you would either need or simply want to "start over" with the software image on your computer. This "start over" (or "Recovery") will restore the software on your computer back to its original factory condition. The down side of this process is that you will LOSE ALL DATA and programs that ...  Read more


TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator Reminder is a software program developed by TOSHIBA. It is typically pre-installed with most new Toshiba computers. The most common release is 1.00.0019, 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 primary executable is named TRDCReminder.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.79 MB (1,875,456 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 Recovery Media Creator Reminder come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Germany and France.

This program is pre-installed on Toshiba PCs

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

Displayed publisher: TOSHIBA
URL: www.toshiba-tro.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TRDCReminder\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{773970F1-5EBA-4474-ADEE-1EA3B0A59492}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0408
Estimated size: 1.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator Reminder

Program executable:TRDCReminder.exe
TOSHIBA Recovery Reminder
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TRDCReminder\TRDCReminder.exe
Additional files:
  • TRDCReminder.exe - TRDCReminder (TOSHIBA Recovery Reminder)
  • KeNotify.exe - KeNotify Application (KeNotify MFC Application)
  • SVPWUTIL.exe - SVPWUTIL Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • TRDCReminder.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{387E6E87-80D9-4948-9369-911DD5E2627E}' (runs on registration).
  • SVPWUTIL.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{603F11ED-A5CE-4B97-9AA7-CC200EF32163}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • TRDCReminder.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Express DownloaderUpdate.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TRDCReminder.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartAudio' which loads as C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe /t.
  • SVPWUTIL.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SVPWUTIL' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe SVPwUTIL.
  • KeNotify.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'KeNotify' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\KeNotify.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004006212%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00020101%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019961%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:59,902
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:917 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator Reminder?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 87%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.46%
Windows 10 9.44%
Windows XP 0.10%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 78.11%
Windows 10 Home 7.75%
Windows 7 Professional 7.30%
Windows 7 Starter 2.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.14%
Windows 10 Pro 1.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.50% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 21.50%
  Germany 12.91%
  France 12.20%
  Italy 5.89%
  United States 5.61%
  Spain 4.00%
  Portugal 3.32%
  Netherlands 3.03%
  Belgium 2.56%
  Sweden 2.35%
  Ireland 2.04%
  Poland 1.97%
  Saudi Arabia 1.93%
  Norway 1.61%


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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