What is TPSODDCtl.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 TPSODDCtl.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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TPSODDCtl.exe file information

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

The process known as TOSHIBA Power Saver or TPSODDCtl belongs to software TOSHIBA Power Saver or Ahorro de energía de TOSHIBA by TOSHIBA (

Description: TPSODDCtl.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The TPSODDCtl.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 110,592 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 102,400 bytes or 118,784 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows core file. The TPSODDCtl.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has a visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

This is part of the Toshiba Power Saver program installed on toshiba laptops
  Shane Rosenbrock  
gehört zu energieverwaltungsprogramm von Toshiba Laptops
  Toshiba Laptop (forestle) user   (further information)
tpsoddctl.exe belongs to TOSHIBA Power Saver (power management software for their laptops).
Toshiba Power Saver Optical Device Control - Program in system Tray, we can switch cd/dvd-rom power on/off

Summary: Average user rating of TPSODDCtl.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving TPSODDCtl issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TPSODDCtl. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the TPSODDCtl.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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