What does the TOSCDSPD.exe file do?
The TOSCDSPD.exe process is also known as CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer or, as the case may be, En-us and is a part of CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer or, as the case may be, TOSHIBA Face Recognition. This software is produced by TOSHIBA (www.toshiba.com). An obsolete or defective version of TOSCDSPD.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer 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)
- TOSCDSPD.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module TOSCDSPD.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about TOSCDSPD.exe CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
TOSCDSPD.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. TOSCDSPD.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 430,080 bytes (70% of all these files), 65,536 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This TOSCDSPD program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run, DEFAULT\Run). 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 TOSCDSPD.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 TOSCDSPD?
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|On Toshiba laptops. Lets you make your CD/DVD drive more quiet than usual. |
|It is intended to deliberately slow down a CD or DVD if it is out of balance and noisy/vibrating while playing. I believe you have to turn it on manually from the system tray when you detect this problem. But it might do so automatically. I would remove it from the startup and reactivate it only if you frequently encounter the problem it is designed to address |
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Summary: 2 users judge TOSCDSPD.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer or TOSHIBA Face Recognition
To remove CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer or TOSHIBA Face Recognition in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if TOSCDSPD.exe (CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer) 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 CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer 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 TOSCDSPD.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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