What is TODDSrv.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 TODDSrv.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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TODDSrv.exe file information

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

The process known as TDCSrv Application belongs to software TDCSrv Application or TOSHIBA Disc Creator or TOSHIBA Optical Disc Drive Service or TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator or TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator or TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer or TOSHIBA Application Disc by TOSHIBA (

Description: TODDSrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. TODDSrv.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 114,688 bytes (71% of all occurrences), 129,632 bytes, 128,344 bytes or 128,416 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to completely remove TOSHIBA Disc Creator or TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify TODDSrv.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TODDSrv.exe. Therefore, you should check the TODDSrv.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

I could not get to this site, spyware was directing me to "" or others, when i ended this task, i was able to get here to leave this message. I am assuming it is the culprit. I am IT Professional that works for a large software company.
  Matt E.  
toddsrv.exe is part of Toshiba Optical Disc Drive.
It's safe
A virus if this process is on a non-Toshiba machine. If it is on a non-Toshiba machine, stay vigilant.
It's a preinstalled Toshiba app (some call it bloatware). Its basically another avenue for your image backup
It's part of Toshiba's image back-up utility and not part of WINS and is not needed to start WINS start up. It is not harmless n anyway at all.
Toshiba product
Kaspersky TDDSKiller picked it up on scan - medium severity threat. I have the Toshiba programs mentioned above, so it may be safe - but quarantined for safety, since I don't use it. I have been having problems with known malware and possible rootkits.
  H am  

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Summary: Average user rating of TODDSrv.exe: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments. 2 users think TODDSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think TODDSrv.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving TODDSrv issues

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