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Should I remove TOSHIBA Web Camera Application?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #296
United States Rank #243
Reach 1.9492%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.70 days
256.67 days >
Average installed length: 134.86 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 0.10% 0.03% 0.33% 1.74% 0.97% 2.39% 11.63% 0.91% 1.67% 11.32% 0.12% 0.02% 1.70% 0.34% 0.00% 1.38% 0.29% 0.22% 0.05% 0.29% 0.50% 1.88% 0.16% 10.64% 0.07% 0.03% 3.23% 0.50% 1.48% 0.78% 2.70% 0.06% 0.01% 0.66% 0.07% 0.39% 0.00% 0.16% 0.04% 0.11% 6.25% 17.33% 0.01% 0.13% 0.93% 2.57% 2.13% 0.16% 0.32% 9.19%
55 versions

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TOSHIBA Web Camera Application

What is TOSHIBA Web Camera Application?

TOSHIBA Web Camera Application provides the ability to acess the various functions available to the installed laptop's web cam. With this programs, the user can also manage the web cam itself.

About  (from TOSHIBA)

The TOSHIBA Web Camera Application provides you with convenient operations and easy access to preview the video that the Web camera is currently capturing, at the same time. Support 2D mode, Shutter Glasses 3D mode and Red-Cyan Glasses 3D mode.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Toshiba computers. The most common release is, 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 CameraSelector.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 13.27 MB (13,909,655 bytes).

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
Help link: www.TOSHIBA.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6F3C8901-EBD3-470D-87F8-AC210F6E5E02}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 13.27 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Web Camera Application

Program executable:CameraSelector.exe
Name:TOSHIBA Web Camera Application
Select camera for applicaation.
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\CameraSelector.exe
Additional files:
  • PGEffect.sys - TOSHIBA Universal Camera Filter Driver
  • CameraSelector.exe - TOSHIBA Web Camera Application
  • CheckStereoStates.exe - Check Stereo States tool.
  • dump.dll
  • PGTimeFilter.dll - TimeStam Dynamic Link Library
  • TosWebCamEffects.dll - TOSHIBA Web Camera Application 3D Effect
  • TWebCamera.exe
  • DMICheck.exe - DMICheck Application
  • StartMenu.exe - StartMen Application
  • PanguDetect3DModel.exe - Toshiba Web Camera (Detect 3D model type)
  • Help.exe - Help Application
  • PGDCoinstall.exe - PGDCoins Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TWebCamera.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D4B19F89-DD6C-409B-9B7B-A96F8C77700F}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CameraSelector.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Express DownloaderUpdate.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TWebCamera.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TWebCamera' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exe" autorun.
  • CameraSelector.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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TWebCamera.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.85 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019226776%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00081814%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00110454%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,798,384
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3.46 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:103 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove TOSHIBA Web Camera Application?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Web Camera Application 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 Web Camera Application, 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 Web Camera Application.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.56%
Windows 10 10.00%
Windows Vista 1.19%
Windows XP 0.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 72.91%
Windows 10 Home 6.93%
Windows 7 Professional 6.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.73%
Windows 7 Starter 2.33%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.73%
  United Kingdom 5.25%
  Canada 3.76%
  Australia 3.74%
  Germany 3.64%
  France 3.28%
  Italy 1.71%
  Spain 1.17%
  Portugal 1.05%
  Mexico 0.89%
  Saudi Arabia 0.88%
  Netherlands 0.83%
  Belgium 0.68%
  Poland 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 98.97%
Acer 0.39%
Dell 0.36%
Hewlett-Packard 0.18%
ASUS 0.09%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 5.95%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 4.20%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 4.18%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.72%


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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