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Should I remove Toshiba Laptop Checkup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,673
United States Rank #657
Reach 0.4057%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.80 days
289.20 days >
Average installed length: 151.95 days


VersionDistribution 15.50% 38.17% 0.01% 16.72% 9.18% 4.64% 15.77%

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Toshiba Laptop Checkup

What is Toshiba Laptop Checkup?  (from Symantec)

Laptop Checkup will check for issues that may be slowing down your laptop. Data, photos and music files that need backup. Viruses, spyware, malware and other threats. Not all utilities are available for every model and operating system. When installing any utilities, install the TOSHIBA Value Added Package first.


Toshiba Laptop Checkup is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 programs's main executable is SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.85 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 68 files and is usually about 28.73 MB (30,120,552 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 95% of users of Toshiba Laptop Checkup come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and PR.

This program is pre-installed on Toshiba PCs

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.
Toshiba Laptop Checkup is typically pre-installed with Toshiba computers.
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.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Toshiba PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Toshiba computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/techsupp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NortonInstaller\{170fa89a-6886-4c9e-b17b-12bccdd80788}\NortonPCCheckup\LicenseType\\InstStub.exe /X
Estimated size: 28.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Toshiba Laptop Checkup

Program executable:SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe
Name:Norton PC Checkup Launcher Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\\SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe
Norton PC Checkup is a program by Symantec downloaded either separately or as a bundle with updates to Adobe Flash or other applications, provided to enable users to perform a system checkup of their PC.
Additional files:
  • Resource.dll - Norton PC Checkup Resource Dynamic Link Library (Resource Dynamic Link Library)
  • SymcPCCUAlive.exe - Norton PC Checkup Keep Alive Application
  • SymcPCCUMigration.exe - Norton PC Checkup Migration Application
  • InstallHelper.exe - Norton PC Checkup Installation Helper
  • SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe - Norton PC Checkup Launcher Service
  • SymcPCCUInstaller.exe - Norton PC Checkup Stub Installer (Norton PC Checkup Stub Installer Application)
  • SymNSPDetector.exe - Symantec Norton Security Product (Norton Security Product Detector)
  • SymNSPScanner.exe - Norton Security Product Scanner
  • BootTime.exe - NortonLive BootTime Measurement
  • TestWorker.dll - TestWorker Dynamic Link Library
  • ccIPC.dll - Symantec Security Technologies (Symantec ccIPC Engine)
  • ccJobMgr.dll - Symantec ccJobMgr Engine
  • ccL100U.dll - Symantec Library
  • ccL110U.dll
  • ccL70U.dll
  • ccL80U.dll
  • ccL90U.dll
  • ccScanw.dll - Symantec Scan Engine
  • ccSet.dll - Symantec Settings Manager Engine
  • ccSvc.dll - Symantec ccService Engine
  • ccSvcHst.exe - Symantec Service Framework
  • ccVrTrst.dll - Symantec Trust Validation Engine
  • BootTime.dll - BootTime Dynamic Link Library
  • dec_abi.dll - Symantec Decomposer Component (Symantec Decomposer Component Library)
  • DefUtDCD.dll - Symantec Definition Utilities
  • NLConsumerLicensing.exe - NortonLive Consumer Licensing
  • OEMScanner.exe - Standalone Scanner Components (Norton Security Scan)
  • SAUpdt.dll - Norton Standalone Updater
  • ScanCore.dll - Norton Standalone Scanner Core
  • SHA256.exe - NortonLive SHA256 Calculation
  • SHA256.dll - SHA256 Dynamic Link Library
  • SymClgX.dll - Symantec Shared Components (Symantec Shared Component)
  • Norton_Client.exe - Norton PC Checkup Updater
  • symNPD.exe - Norton Product Detector (Norton Product Detector Application)
  • Downloader.exe - NortonLive Downloader
  • ScheduleWinExe.exe - Schedule Application
  • .CLT2010.exe - CLT2010 Application
  • .CLT2011.exe - CLT2011 Application
  • OemStop.exe - OemStop Application
  • CLT2012.dll - NortonLive CLT2012
  • NLAppLauncher.exe - NortonLive Updater
  • Updater.exe
  • hsplayer.dll - Norton PC Checkup
  • NLRemovePCCU2.exe - NLPatch_Shortcuts (NLPatch_Shortcuts.exe)
  • Norton PC Checkup.exe - Norton PC Checkup Application Launcher
  • hsplayer.exe - Norton HSPlayer (Norton Premium Services & One Click Support Player)
  • ecmldr32.dll - ECOM Loader (Symantec Engine Common Object Model Loader)
  • msl.dll - MS Light (MS Light Library)
  • diLueCbk.dll - DING (DING LUE Callback)
  • diMaster.dll - DING Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Norton PC Checkup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{91280B53-91D9-444E-B203-BF2E1EF00B94}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • ccSvcHst.exe runs as a service named 'Norton AntiVirus' (NAV) "Norton AntiVirus".
  • SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Norton PC Checkup Application Launcher' (Norton PC Checkup Application Launcher) "Provides consolidated application launching facility".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.85 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000127438%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000248%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001026%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:902
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:12 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:3.8 MB
Total CPU:0.0000260278%
Kernel CPU:0.00001984%
User CPU:0.00000619%
CPU cycles/sec:2,646
I/O reads/min:251 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
Memory:4.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0010508584%
Kernel CPU:0.00053332%
User CPU:0.00051754%
CPU cycles/sec:133,261
I/O reads/min:1.4 KB
I/O writes/min:74 Bytes

How do I remove Toshiba Laptop Checkup?

You can uninstall Toshiba Laptop Checkup 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 Laptop Checkup, 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 Laptop Checkup.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.27%
Windows 10 7.58%
Windows XP 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 87.80%
Windows 10 Home 6.35%
Windows 7 Professional 2.99%
Windows 7 Starter 0.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.73%
Windows 8 Pro 0.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.57%
  Mexico 0.34%
  PR 0.32%
  Canada 0.29%
  Saudi Arabia 0.28%
  Brazil 0.22%
  Philippines 0.18%
  Israel 0.17%
  Germany 0.17%
  Colombia 0.15%
  United Kingdom 0.15%
  Argentina 0.14%
  Indonesia 0.14%
  Australia 0.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.94%
Dell 0.06%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 14.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 10.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 9.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 5.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 4.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 4.47%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


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