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What does the TosHKCW.exe file do?

The TosHKCW.exe process is also known as Wireless Hotkey and is a part of Wireless Hotkey. This software is produced by TOSHIBA CORPORATION (www.toshiba.com). An obsolete or defective version of TosHKCW.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 TosHKCW.exe Wireless Hotkey

TosHKCW.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. TosHKCW.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Wireless Hotkey\). Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 49,152 bytes (87% of all these files), 225,280 bytes or, as the case may be, 172,032 bytes.
This TosHKCW program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This TosHKCW.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 50% 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 TosHKCW.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.

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How to uninstall Wireless Hotkey

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To remove Wireless Hotkey from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Wireless Hotkey in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if TosHKCW.exe (Wireless Hotkey) 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 Wireless Hotkey. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Wireless Hotkey 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 TosHKCW.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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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