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What does the ThpSrv.exe file do?

The ThpSrv.exe process is also known as TOSHIBA HDD Protection Service and is a part of TOSHIBA HDD Protection or, as the case may be, ThpSrv. This software is produced by TOSHIBA (www.toshiba.com). An obsolete or defective version of ThpSrv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ThpSrv.exe TOSHIBA HDD Protection service

ThpSrv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ThpSrv.exe is found in no folder. The file size is 0 bytes.
It is the Thpsrv service: TOSHIBA HDD Protection Service.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The ThpSrv file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 47% 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 ThpSrv.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 ThpSrv?

belongs to an HDD protection utility. quite useful, not nagging, ~600k memroy (further information...)
thpsrv.exe is part of TOSHIBA HDD Protection Service from Toshiba. This process is a digital tilt detector that moves the HDD head to a safe position if a buitl-in acceleration sensor in the computer picks up movement or vibration. It prevents damage that may be caused by head to disk contact. The sensor is built in to the Tecra A7, and probably many other later models. (further information...)

Summary: 2 users judge ThpSrv.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall TOSHIBA HDD Protection or ThpSrv

To remove TOSHIBA HDD Protection service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate TOSHIBA HDD Protection or ThpSrv in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if ThpSrv.exe (TOSHIBA HDD Protection service) 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 TOSHIBA HDD Protection service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TOSHIBA HDD Protection service 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 ThpSrv.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.

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