What is TAPPSRV.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the TAPPSRV.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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TAPPSRV.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with TAPPSRV
TAPPSRV.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as TOSHIBA TAPPSRV belongs to software TOSHIBA TAPPSRV or TOSHIBA Application Service by TOSHIBA (

Description: TAPPSRV.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file TAPPSRV.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 35,328 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 35,840 bytes, 34,816 bytes, 34,304 bytes or 38,400 bytes. 
The program is not visible. TAPPSRV.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TAPPSRV.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TAPPSRV.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It is a system file,run always and only on Toshiba hardware computers. While I do not know exactly what it does,Im almost positive it controls all things within a Toshiba software interface. Such as the toshiba Networking,Utilities,etc. Try disabling and see if all other toshiba processes run.
tappsrv.exe is associated with Toshiba Application Service, provides additional configuration options.

Summary: Average user rating of TAPPSRV.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks TAPPSRV.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving TAPPSRV issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TAPPSRV. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the TAPPSRV.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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