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1.1.8 15.99% 48.78%

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TOSHIBA Upgrade Assistant


TOSHIBA Upgrade Assistant is a program developed by TOSHIBA. The most used version is, 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. The software installer includes 146 files and is usually about 17.31 MB (18,154,753 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 88% of users of TOSHIBA Upgrade Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Toshibapc.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\Toshiba\ToshibaSevenComp
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4
Estimated size: 17.31 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Upgrade Assistant

  • QACSchdCfg.exe - Qosmio AV Center SchedulerConfig (Qosmio AV Center Tool for Windows7 Update)
  • ToshibaUpgradeAssistant.exe - Toshiba Upgrade Assistant
  • TUWHelper.exe - TOSHIBA Upgrade Wizard (TUWHelper)
  • PingTaisWizard.exe - Ping Tais Wizard
  • SmartDEDetector.exe - SmartDE Detector (a helper application for TOSHIBA Upgrade Wizard)
  • WBootSeq.dll - WBootSeq Dynamic Link Library (WBootSeq DLL)
  • EBLib.dll (by COMPAL ELECTRONIC INC) - EBLib Dynamic Link Library (EBLib DLL)
  • 012526_15.37.52.TC00203300A.exe
  • 013858_14.34.43.TC30096900B.exe
  • 014659_11.00.55.TC50034200E.exe
  • 015007_16.48.14.TC40054600C.exe
  • 032224_14.15.49.TC50023000F.exe
  • 034213_10.14.51.TC40078100A.exe
  • 042604_20.30.43.TC00226900A.exe
  • 052517_21.26.58.TC50022800E.exe
  • 062004_10.57.23.TC50034100E.exe
  • 080522_14.06.33.TC50022900F.exe
  • 093043_13.50.29.TC50038300B.exe
  • 102110_18.35.07.TC50027700G.exe
  • 111029_14.34.48.TC00163700U.exe
  • 111148_11.37.30.TC00231900C.exe
  • 120432_17.43.23.TC40054500D.exe
  • 123507_11.33.23.TC00233600A.exe
  • 124138_15.01.20.TC00221400D.exe
  • 140244_13.23.32.TC50034900G.exe
  • 144205_13.49.48.TC00214700H.exe
  • 150202_13.39.16.TC70045700C.exe
  • 153722_14.39.07.TC70066600B.exe
  • 160340_11.37.21.TC00203200B.exe
  • 162609_14.48.43.TC00215000H.exe
  • 162942_18.27.15.TC40064600A.exe
  • 170001_15.04.22.TC00221500C.exe
  • 171033_18.11.45.TC50024700E.exe
  • 180025_11.23.58.TC00143300J.exe
  • 191854_11.22.18.TC50058100A.exe
  • 192524_23.36.52.TC40049900C.exe
  • 203555_14.42.59.TC00091300G.exe
  • 210027_23.48.40.TC40056500D.exe
  • 215333_18.01.25.TC50042400C.exe
  • 220450_14.49.38.TC40059100C.exe
  • 225948_11.24.51.TC00143400H.exe
  • 230647_11.28.36.TC00091600G.exe
  • 231344_13.25.25.TC00223400C.exe
  • 233329_16.59.09.TC40060600A.exe
  • 234447_14.59.10.TC40061200A.exe
  • BOOT_32.EXE
  • Boot_64.exe
  • ew3BootSeq.exe (by Quanta) - Change boot sequence by WMI function (x64)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PingTaisWizard.exe runs as a service named 'PingTaisWz' (PingTaisWz).

How do I remove TOSHIBA Upgrade Assistant?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Upgrade Assistant 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 Upgrade Assistant, 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 Upgrade Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.22%
Windows 10 43.90%
Windows Vista 4.61%
Windows XP 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.21%
Windows 8 Pro 9.51%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.24%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.43%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 5.43%
Windows 10 Home 5.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.26%
  Australia 1.33%
  United Kingdom 1.14%
  Germany 0.95%
  Canada 0.76%
  Saudi Arabia 0.76%
  PR 0.57%
  Brazil 0.38%
  Costa Rica 0.38%
  New Zealand 0.38%
  Spain 0.38%
  Croatia 0.38%
  United Arab Emirates 0.38%
  Peru 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 98.85%
Hewlett-Packard 0.57%
Acer 0.57%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 15.10%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 9.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 5.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 5.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 4.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 2.85%


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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