What is TouchED.Exe?

The genuine TouchED.Exe file is a software component of TOSHIBA TouchPad On/Off Utility by TOSHIBA.
"TouchED.Exe" is the executable file known as Toshiba TouchPad On/Off Utility and is part of the Toshiba Touchpad application in Windows XP. It is dependent on 00THotkey.exe to be running or it will not function. The file enables and disables the touchpad on Toshiba laptops that are currently running Windows XP Operating Systems only. It simplifies the process of disabling the touchpad's operation and features by pressing a button instead of going into system configurations. The touchpad offers advanced functions by simply pressing and holding specific keys. A user may want to turn that off depending on circumstances and use. Toshiba began in 1939 and currently supplies and manufactures a huge list of electronic devices and accessories, such as laptops, stereos, computer accessories, printers, and more.

TouchED stands for Touchpad Enabler/Disabler

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 TouchED.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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TouchED.Exe file information

Windows Task Manager with TouchED
TouchED.Exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as TouchPad On/Off Utility belongs to software TOSHIBA TouchPad On/Off or TouchPad On/Off Utility or TOSHIBA TouchPad On/Off Utility by TOSHIBA (

Description: TouchED.Exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. TouchED.Exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—mainly C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchED\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 126,976 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 122,880 bytes or 102,400 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with TouchED.Exe, you can also uninstall TOSHIBA TouchPad On/Off or TOSHIBA TouchPad On/Off Utility from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TouchED.Exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TouchED.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

Toshia TouchPad Utility (for laptops)
  Artform   (further information)
touched.exe is TouchPad On/Off Utility on a Toshiba laptop located in C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\touched\touched.Exe

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

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Best practices for resolving TouchED issues

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