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Should I remove Toolkit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,773
United States Rank #18,725
Reach 0.0038%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.28 days
126.38 days >
Average installed length: 66.40 days


VersionDistribution 4.11% 13.70% 1.37% 4.11% 1.37% 1.37% 1.37% 2.74% 1.37% 10.96% 41.10% 9.59% 6.85%


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Toolkit is a software program developed by Seagate. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 20.25 MB (21,235,202 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 94% of users of Toolkit come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.seagate.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Toolkit
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Toolkit\uninstaller.exe"
Estimated size: 20.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Toolkit

  • Uninstaller.exe - Toolkit (Uninstaller)
  • Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.Notifications.dll - Microsoft.Toolkit.uwp.Notifications
  • QueryString.NETCore.dll - QueryString.NETCore
  • XamlAnimatedGif.dll (by Thomas Levesque) - XamlAnimatedGif.Wpf (XamlAnimatedGif)
  • ToastManager.dll - ToastManager
  • CommonUtils.dll
  • DeviceManage.dll
  • IModule.dll
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile)
  • NeroFileExplorer.dll
  • Toolkit.exe
  • UIFramework.dll
  • UIResource.dll
  • Upgrader.exe
  • UserDataCollection.dll
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Toolkit.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Toolkit' and executes as C:\Program Files\Toolkit\Toolkit.exe.

How do I remove Toolkit?

Quickly and completely remove Toolkit from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Toolkit 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Toolkit, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Toolkit.

Win 10 99%
Win 7 (SP1) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 98.63%
Windows 7 1.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 64.38%
Windows 10 Pro 26.03%
Windows 8.1 Connected 2.74%
Windows 10 Education 1.37%
Windows 10 Enterprise 1.37%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 1.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.35%
  Canada 1.61%
  United Kingdom 1.61%
  Germany 0.81%
  Spain 0.81%
  Finland 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.27%
Dell 20.63%
Acer 12.70%
Lenovo 12.70%
ASUS 6.35%
Toshiba 3.17%
MSI 1.59%
Intel 1.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 10.87%
Dell XPS 8300 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L55t-A 2.17%
Packard Bell iMedia S2883 2.17%
MSI MS-7A68 2.17%
MSI MS-7850 2.17%


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