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Should I remove Toshiba Controls Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,724
United States Rank #47,031
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VersionDistribution 1.47% 23.53% 25.00% 5.88% 1.47% 1.47% 4.41% 4.41% 5.88% 7.35% 11.76% 7.35%

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Toshiba Controls Utility


Toshiba Controls Utility is a program developed by TOSHIBA. The most used version is, 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. The main program executable is DetectBN.exe. The software installer includes 3 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 22% of users of Toshiba Controls Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.co.jp/worldwide
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Controls\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\11\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{0C0A2D69-7F51-4B77-B64E-AB405AC446BE} /l1033

Program filesFiles installed by Toshiba Controls Utility

Program executable:DetectBN.exe
For install use
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Controls\DetectBN.exe
Additional files:
  • VolumeIndicator.exe - SoundVolume Indicator (SoundVolume Indicator of Toshiba Control)
  • DetectBN.exe - For install use
  • DevCtrl.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VolumeIndicator.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Toshiba Controls Utility' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Controls\VolumeIndicator.exe".

How do I remove Toshiba Controls Utility?

You can uninstall Toshiba Controls Utility 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 Controls Utility, 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 Controls Utility.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 85.29%
Windows 7 10.29%
Windows 10 4.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 85.07%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.46%
Windows 7 Professional 2.99%
Windows 8 Pro 1.49%
Windows 8.1 1.49%
Windows 10 Home 1.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.22%
  United Kingdom 9.72%
  France 8.33%
  Italy 8.33%
  Australia 5.56%
  Canada 4.17%
  Germany 4.17%
  Belgium 2.78%
  Ireland 2.78%
  Russia 2.78%
  Poland 2.78%
  Austria 1.39%
  BG 1.39%
  Kazakstan 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 94.12%
Hewlett-Packard 2.94%
Dell 1.47%
ASUS 1.47%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P100 20.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro P30... 10.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 8.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite P105 7.46%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro P10... 7.46%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 7.46%


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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