What does the swupdtmr.exe file do?
The swupdtmr.exe process is also known as swupdtmr.exe file and is a part of TOSHIBA Software Upgrades or, as the case may be, Swupdtmr. This software is produced by TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC (www.toshiba.com). An obsolete or defective version of swupdtmr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- swupdtmr.exe file has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- swupdtmr.exe file has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- swupdtmr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module swupdtmr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about swupdtmr.exe swupdtmr.exe file
swupdtmr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Swupdtmr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 40,960 bytes (65% of all these files), 53,248 bytes, 66,928 bytes, 63,096 bytes or, as the case may be, 111,984 bytes.
It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Swupdtmr.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 53% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves swupdtmr.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about swupdtmr?
|Its the software update manager for Toshiba. Came with my Tecra. Safe to remove it. |
|I have it on a toshiba laptop therefore if the previous statement is true its a toshiba based program I have it on a satellite |
|On most toshiba's laptop |
|came with my Satellite laptop from toshiba |
|on my toshiba |
Summary: 9 users judge swupdtmr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall TOSHIBA Software Upgrades or Swupdtmr
To remove swupdtmr.exe file from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for TOSHIBA Software Upgrades or Swupdtmr in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if swupdtmr.exe (swupdtmr.exe file) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of swupdtmr.exe file. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for swupdtmr.exe file or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or swupdtmr.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.