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Should I remove TOSHIBA Supervisor Password?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,528
United States Rank #1,253
Reach 0.4462%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.10 days
357.00 days >
Average installed length: 187.57 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 0.02% 0.71% 0.91% 0.01% 0.39% 1.34% 3.98% 0.02% 2.68% 4.67% 0.09% 9.46% 0.22% 0.01% 1.89% 0.10% 0.01% 0.01% 0.99% 0.18% 0.83% 0.16% 6.00% 0.05% 0.68% 0.01% 0.40% 0.11% 0.30%
2.00.0023 0.07%
2.00.0011 1.51%
2.00.0010 0.18%
2.00.0009 16.93%
2.00.0008 9.82%
2.00.0007 8.09%
2.00.0006 10.34%
2.00.0005 1.73%
2.00.0002 0.81% 0.17% 0.44% 0.16% 0.11% 0.01% 0.05% 0.94% 0.44% 0.30% 1.10% 4.64% 0.43%
73 versions

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TOSHIBA Supervisor Password

What is TOSHIBA Supervisor Password?

The TOSHIBA Supervisor Password program permits the user to set-up a supervisory account password. The Supervisor password is something that can only be set by someone using the computer.


The most used version is 2.00.0009, 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. 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 main program executable is SVPWUTIL.exe. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 4.17 MB (4,373,472 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
Help link: www.toshiba.co.jp/worldwide
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{119826A8-4EF6-4BE5-A88B-D2D81FA7CEE2}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 4.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Supervisor Password

Program executable:SVPWUTIL.exe
Name:TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility
Supervisor Password Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe
Additional files:
  • StartMenuHWSetup.dll - StartMenuHWSetup Dynamic Link Library
  • SVPWUTIL.exe - TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility (Supervisor Password Utility)
  • HWSetup.exe - TOSHIBA Hardware Setup Utility (TOSHIBA HWSetup)
  • tsccall.dll - tsccall Dynamic Link Library (tsccall DLL)
  • TACSPROP.exe - TOSHIBA Accessibility
  • HWSetupStartMenu.exe - StartMen Application
  • KeNotify.exe - KeNotify Application (KeNotify MFC Application)
  • TUMUI.dll - TUMUI
  • TosPwChk.dll - TosPwChk
  • tsdtoken.dll - tsdtoken (tsdtoken DLL(x86))
  • NotifyX.dll - NotifyX
  • VolControl.exe - TOSHIBA Volume Up/Dwon Filter Application
  • CreateDriverService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • HWSetup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C1854EEF-5E65-45A6-9941-441CB73EB099}' (runs on registration).
  • TACSPROP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61B4B40F-AB09-4DA9-BF76-F63017E249DA}' (runs on registration).
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • HWSETUP.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HWSetup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\HWSetup.exe" hwSetUP.
  • 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.
  • VolControl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TOSHIBA Volume Indicator' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Utilities\VolControl.exe".
  • 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 Supervisor Password?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Supervisor Password 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 Supervisor Password, 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 Supervisor Password.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.29%
Windows Vista 18.57%
Windows 10 7.64%
Windows XP 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.25%
Windows 7 Professional 6.53%
Windows 10 Home 5.73%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.95%
  United Kingdom 6.42%
  Australia 5.28%
  Canada 4.40%
  France 4.18%
  Germany 3.31%
  Netherlands 1.10%
  Italy 1.08%
  Mexico 1.04%
  Belgium 0.94%
  Saudi Arabia 0.88%
  Japan 0.81%
  New Zealand 0.69%
  Indonesia 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.78%
Acer 0.08%
Hewlett-Packard 0.07%
Dell 0.07%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 9.47%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 7.99%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755D 6.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775 5.68%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 3.91%
TOSHIBA Satellite C675 3.55%


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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