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Should I remove TOSHIBA Service Station?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #516
United States Rank #337
Reach 1.2871%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.68 days
315.05 days >
Average installed length: 165.54 days


VersionDistribution 1.08%
3.1.1 0.38% 1.23% 13.72%
2.6.15 0.01%
2.6.14 8.36%
2.6.13 24.05%
2.6.11 0.01%
2.6.10 0.18%
2.6.8 39.27%
2.6.7 0.02%
2.5.6 11.67%
2.5.3 0.02%

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TOSHIBA Service Station

What is TOSHIBA Service Station?

This application enables your computer to periodically search for Toshiba Software updates or alerts from Toshiba that are specific to your laptop.

About  (from TOSHIBA)

This application allows your computer to automatically search for TOSHIBA software updates or other alerts from TOSHIBA that are specific to your computer system and its programs. When enabled, this application periodically transmits to our servers a limited amount of system information required to perform these update...  Read more


TOSHIBA Service Station is a program developed by TOSHIBA. The most used version is 2.6.8, 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. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 2.43 MB (2,543,616 bytes). swupdates.resources.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 8.1. While about 68% of users of TOSHIBA Service Station come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\toshiba\toshiba service station
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6499E894-43F8-458B-AE35-724F4732BCDE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.43 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Service Station

  • bitslib.dll - TOSHIBA Service Station (TSS Client BITS Library)
  • filterlib.dll - TSS Client Filter Library
  • libhealth.dll - TSS Client PC Health Library
  • libtmachinfo.dll - TSS TMachInfo Service Library
  • pluginlib.dll - TSS Client Plugin Library
  • tmachinfo.exe - TSS TMachInfo Service
  • toshibaservicestation.exe
  • tsenslib.dll - TSensLib
  • alerts.resources.dll - TSS Alerts Client Plugin
  • basicinfo.resources.dll - TSS BasicInfo Client Plugin
  • pchealthinfo.resources.dll - TSS PCHealthInfo Client Plugin
  • pluginlib.resources.dll
  • swupdates.resources.dll - TSS SwUpdates Client Plugin
  • toshibaservicestation.resources.dll
  • interop.taskscheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • interop.comadmin.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'COMAdmin'.
  • pluginlibwb.dll - PluginLibWB

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • toshibaservicestation.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Service Station.
  • tmachinfo.exe runs as a service named 'TMachInfo' (TMachInfo) "TOSHIBA Machine Information Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • toshibaservicestation.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ToshibaServiceStation' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Service Station\ToshibaServiceStation.exe /hidC:60.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.38 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005213463%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00022269%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029866%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:90,282
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:555 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:576 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:62.12 MB
Total CPU:0.0042105263%
Kernel CPU:0.00274452%
User CPU:0.00146601%
CPU cycles/sec:869,559
I/O reads/min:4.96 KB
I/O writes/min:8 Bytes

How do I remove TOSHIBA Service Station?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Service Station 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 Service Station, 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 Service Station.

Win 10 100%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.98%
Windows XP 0.01%
Windows 7 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 52.74%
Windows 10 Home 28.71%
Windows 8 6.28%
Windows 8.1 Connected 4.16%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.14%
Windows 10 Pro 1.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.17%
  United Kingdom 5.67%
  Australia 3.02%
  France 2.40%
  Germany 2.37%
  Italy 2.17%
  Canada 2.10%
  Netherlands 1.22%
  Spain 1.13%
  Mexico 1.00%
  Belgium 0.76%
  Portugal 0.73%
  New Zealand 0.64%
  Japan 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.98%
Dell 0.02%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 9.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 6.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite L50-B 4.47%
TOSHIBA Satellite C50-B 3.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-A 3.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-B 2.96%


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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