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What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #662
United States Rank #363
Reach 1.0237%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.93 days
263.50 days >
Average installed length: 138.45 days


VersionDistribution 0.07% 0.19% 0.94% 0.00% 2.03% 0.04% 5.06% 8.02% 2.33%
2.00.11 3.59%
2.00.10 0.78%
2.00.09 6.40%
2.00.08 0.03%
2.00.07 5.07%
2.00.06 0.02%
2.00.05 0.36%
2.00.04 0.07%
2.00.03 16.42%
2.00.02 2.30%
2.00.01 0.08% 1.61% 0.16% 0.04% 0.52% 15.01% 0.00% 0.60% 0.01% 13.33% 4.90% 5.44% 0.67% 3.42% 0.00% 0.03% 0.01% 0.41%

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TOSHIBA Supervisor Password

What is TOSHIBA Supervisor Password?

The Supervisor password is something that can only be set by someone using the computer.

About  (from TOSHIBA)

Toshiba does not have any master passwords to override your existing password. If you do not know the Supervisor password and want to remove it, this can be done at a Toshiba service provider for a fee.


TOSHIBA Supervisor Password is a software program developed by TOSHIBA. The most common release is 2.00.03, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named svpwutil.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 6.05 MB (6,342,755 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 72% of users of TOSHIBA Supervisor Password come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

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.
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

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Supervisor Password
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Informat
Estimated size: 6.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Supervisor Password

Program executable:svpwutil.exe
Name:SVPWUTIL Application
Path:C:\Program Files\toshiba\utilities\svpwutil.exe
Additional files:
  • TACSPROP.exe - TOSHIBA Accessibility
  • HWSetup.exe - HWSetup
  • KeNotify.exe - KeNotify Application (KeNotify MFC Application)
  • SVPW.dll
  • HWSetup.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • TACSPROP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61B4B40F-AB09-4DA9-BF76-F63017E249DA}' (runs on registration).
  • HWSetup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8751C73D-1FF5-43E5-99E0-65110A35D6D8}' (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)
  • KeNotify.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
Startup File (User Run)
  • SVPWUTIL.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SVPWUTIL' and executes as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe SVPwUTIL.
3 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.
  • 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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SVPWUTIL.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe'.
  • HWSetup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\HWSetup.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008951024%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00083179%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006332%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:76
8,062,084 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 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.51%
Windows 10 8.46%
Windows Vista 1.86%
Windows XP 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 80.74%
Windows 10 Home 6.88%
Windows 7 Professional 3.69%
Windows 7 Starter 2.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.40%
  United Kingdom 6.10%
  Canada 3.56%
  Australia 3.48%
  Germany 1.07%
  France 0.97%
  Mexico 0.65%
  Japan 0.63%
  Italy 0.59%
  Ireland 0.56%
  New Zealand 0.50%
  Saudi Arabia 0.44%
  Portugal 0.40%
  Israel 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.74%
Dell 0.13%
Acer 0.08%
Hewlett-Packard 0.06%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 9.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 8.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 5.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 4.84%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 4.66%


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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