06-21-2012 07:56 AM
So I ran PC Decrapifier on my brand new lappy (C655D) and I wanted to know which of these toshiba apps could I safely delete. I really don't use any of them so I would just like to know which ones I could delete without causing any harm or damage. Or do I just delete them all? Advise please.
These are the toshiba apps that are shown through my Decrapifier:
Toshiba App Place
Toshiba Application Installer
Toshiba Book Place
Toshiba Bulletin Board
Toshiba Disk Creator
Toshiba Face Recognition
Toshiba Hardware Setup
Toshiba HDD/SDD Alert
Toshiba Laptop Checkup
Toshiba Media Controller
Toshiba Quality Application
Toshiba Recovery Media Creator
Toshiba Service Station
Toshiba Supervisor Password
Toshiba Value Added Package (There are 2 of these)
Toshiba Web Camera Application
06-21-2012 10:13 AM - edited 09-02-2014 11:01 AM
Go HERE and you will find a description of every Toshiba Utility. You decide whether you need them or not.
06-22-2012 10:23 AM
Here is my opinion:
Skype Launcher (I know how to setup my own Skype)
Toshiba App Place (I dont buy apps)
Toshiba Application Installer (Keep this)
Toshiba Assist (I am knowledgeable with computers and Google is my bestfriend)
Toshiba Book Place (I dont buy books)
Toshiba Bulletin Board (Annoying)
Toshiba Disk Creator (Windows7 can burn .iso, and my things at home can run files from a flashdrive)
Toshiba Face Recognition (Face instead of password? A burglar may hold my picture to it. What if I grew a pimple?)
Toshiba Hardware Setup ( I keep this this is important)
Toshiba HDD/SDD Alert (I'd get rid of this and keep my files backed up so my drive may crash anytime)
Toshiba Laptop Checkup (Not very accurate in my opinion)
Toshiba Media Controller (Not for me)
Toshiba Quality Application (I dont know what this is for and other manufacturers does not have one)
Toshiba Recovery Media Creator (I'd create a set or two then get rid of this)
Toshiba ReelTime (WMP and VLC is all I need)
Toshiba Service Station (Helpful with drivers but I'd update my BIOS manually myself)
Toshiba Supervisor Password (This is a patch for BIOS passwords, dont put BIOS passwords in your computers)
Toshiba Value Added Package (Keep all)
Toshiba Web Camera Application (You should keep this if your unit has a webcam)
TOSHIBARegistration (I'd call techsupport and get them to register for me, this is another "used once" application)
Without these, 4GB RAM, an "oversized" paging file, disabled startups and services (hiding MS Services) my Windows 7 SP1 64bit flies.
02-20-2013 04:21 PM
Kudos. Thanks for the detailed list with suggestions with recomendations on what to trash. One more question did you simply use the "Control Panel", "Add/Remove" or did you use "DeCrapifier" software?
If you used DeCrapifier what version, size of file, date of file did you use?
I will google DeCrapifier, but do you have a suggestion where to find it?
09-02-2014 10:24 AM - edited 09-02-2014 10:30 AM
C:\Program Files (x86)\Toshiba\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Toshiba\Utilities\KeNotify.exe
Google finds that HSON manages the "touch buttons," which are presumably those seven buttons to the right of the power button (which happen to be defective on this Satellite A665 laptop anyhow).
And what about the first two? Do you know what they are, and why they're auto-starting, and whether or not I should let them continue to auto-start?
That link does list:
but doesn't say what it is auto-starting. HWSetup is described by Toshiba as "a tool that allows you to configure your computer." That doesn't sound like something which shourld run at startup. Do you know why it is configured to auto-start?
That link also lists "Flash Cards" which I think is probably:
That sounds useless.
09-02-2014 04:57 PM
The first program, SVPWTIL, is listed in the link I gave you and is the Supervisor Password Utility.
The second is KeNotify explained HERE.
The third is HSON explained HERE.
HWSetup is a very important program to me but if you don't want it to Startup, that's your choice.
Flash cards are hardly "useless". I use them multiple times every day and would not want to be without them. However, like everything else discussed here, you can tailor your computer however you want.
I would say this however; we have lots of folks come on here shouting "HELP" because they went around deleting files and programs that messed up their machines.
12-31-2015 09:04 AM
So, I just got this laptop. While I may be computer literate I am not that tech savvy. Never the less, I am ready to send this (place expletive here) BACK! It runs slow as molasses! The keyboard isn't backlit so i'm KILLING my eyes trying to see wha the heck i'm typing....I should probably be calling instead of posting this here....
please excuse my frustration....
I just need to know the simplest, fastest way to get rid of this so called bloatware AND to find out if there is any way at all possible to download an app that will provide backlight for my keyboard?????
If you do not have that answer can you point me in the right direction please sir or ma'am???
12-31-2015 10:36 AM
If you don't like your new computer, return it where you bought it for a model more to your liking. You have to remove those Apps you don't like one by one. Read through this thread for help with that. No, there is not a software download to add backlighting to your computer keyboard. If you do return the one you have, be sure and read the specifications carefully on your next one to see if backlighting is included.
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