What is ThpSrv.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 ThpSrv.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.

Click to Run a Free Scan for ThpSrv.exe related errors

ThpSrv.exe file information

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

The process known as TOSHIBA HDD Protection Service belongs to software TOSHIBA HDD Protection or ThpSrv by TOSHIBA (

Description: ThpSrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ThpSrv.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 167,936 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 176,128 bytes or 518,720 bytes. 
The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to remove the entire program TOSHIBA HDD Protection using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify ThpSrv.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as ThpSrv.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ThpSrv.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

belongs to an HDD protection utility. quite useful, not nagging, ~600k memroy
  razvan   (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.
  Mike   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of ThpSrv.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think ThpSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about ThpSrv.exe:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving ThpSrv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ThpSrv. 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 ThpSrv.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.

Other processes

ThpSrv.exe [all]