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When I start my computer and log in, I go into the Task Manager and for a few seconds a program named Toast runs. Does anyone know what that program is? also I just re installed windows yesterday. So what does this program do? it slows down the Laptop when i login but it stops showing tje program when it completly starts windows... PLZ Help ME Out!!! (Update) I found this program in the Task Magager " HpqToaster Module" or "HpqToasterModule.exe" i could still use some help! alt text

asked Aug 13 '11 at 09:14

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edited Aug 13 '11 at 19:27

Why don't you run msconfig and then find the service and un-check it. Windows won't boot it. Problem solved. If you can find it under the program list then un-install it, but simply not loading it will stop it... ...loading.

Mmmm, now I'm hungry. Think I'll go put on some toast.

answered Aug 13 '11 at 19:34

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edited Aug 13 '11 at 19:36

Thanks! lol :D

(Aug 13 '11 at 20:34) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

Well, the program is using the default Visual Studio icon file. That is not a commercial program and is most likely a virus. If you reinstalled Windows and it is still there either: 1/ That program is preinstalled on that disc 2/ It is a virus that got attached to your hardware's memory I agree with ChrisW9 to check where the file is located. I would like to know :)

Edit: Check out this forum post on the HP website. If you want to get rid of it you can apparently uninstall HP's quicklaunch and wireless assistant software, but check to make sure you need it. As far as I can tell it is normal. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-systems-and/Problem-With-the-HpqToaster-Module/td-p/101604

answered Aug 13 '11 at 22:36

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edited Aug 13 '11 at 22:40

The research i have done says its just a HP program and its nothing to worry about... it said somthing about it manages the HP wireless card popups... I dont know dose that seem right?

(Aug 13 '11 at 22:55) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

Yes, but it is possible that I virus could be using this a a type of disguise. When you change the volume with a keyboard command does a popup graphic come up? I think you should be fine as long as you installed from the original discs

(Aug 14 '11 at 04:06) korin125 korin125's gravatar image

i get the volume and wifi card popup graphic and i installed from the Recovery part of my hard drive, also when i turn off my wifi card, Toast starts and the HP Wireless assistant Shows up, then when the HP Wireless assistant goes away Toast closes.

(Aug 14 '11 at 09:34) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

toast is a multimedia program. information here > roxio toast

answered Aug 13 '11 at 10:06

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edited Aug 13 '11 at 10:09

then Y does My windows 7 start it up for a split second after loging into windows... does windows 7 home premeum use it?

(Aug 13 '11 at 10:51) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

extremely unlikely that windows is using any part of it during startup. more likely toast is putting a systray shortcut for quick access. if that is the case there should be a way to disable it's autostart option.

(Aug 13 '11 at 11:17) ChuckysChild ChuckysChild's gravatar image

Roxio Toast is for mac only. Not Windows.

(Aug 13 '11 at 12:25) PCLinux7 PCLinux7's gravatar image

I have just re installed windows and it is still there... I need help geting rid of it!

(Aug 13 '11 at 12:55) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

I thought it was a Torrent Client. I could be wrong though.

answered Aug 13 '11 at 12:50

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I have just installed windows agian and it wont go away, aldo i dont think it is a "Torrent Client" b/c i dont use them at all

(Aug 13 '11 at 12:56) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

Can you see Toast in the programs and features section of the control panel?

answered Aug 13 '11 at 13:48

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I checked for Toast in the programs and did not see it...

(Aug 13 '11 at 14:07) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

Run a virus scan.

(Aug 13 '11 at 14:08) PCLinux7 PCLinux7's gravatar image

i am running a norton scan and will be scaning the computer will Malware bytes as well

(Aug 13 '11 at 14:12) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

Norton? that's a third party. Try Microsoft Security Essentials and you should be fine

(Dec 05 '11 at 04:09) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

Could be just bloatware, where did you buy the computer?

answered Aug 13 '11 at 13:51

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It is a compaq computer its a refurb laptop from best buy

(Aug 13 '11 at 14:07) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

compaq does not have a bloatware named "toast" i'm on a compaq laptop and I removed every bloatware it has. Never seen that thing.

(Dec 05 '11 at 04:09) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

OOops forgive me.. yes, Toast is a bloatware from HP. LOL you can safely delete that (by opening Task manager>> right click "toast">> open procee>> open file location) or uninstall the bloatwares of HP. (and make sure you don't kill the drivers.) lol

(Dec 05 '11 at 04:13) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

Go onto the start menu. Type run. then type msconfig. Go to start up then look around and un-click it if it's there.

answered Aug 13 '11 at 20:33

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If that fails go to task manager and right click on toast. click to go process. Copy the command line. fine the location and delete the file.

(Aug 13 '11 at 20:37) ChrisW9 ChrisW9's gravatar image


It is this file in my Hp Pavilion Pc. It only crops up when I turn on/off Wifi and the graphic appears. Harmless!

answered Dec 05 '11 at 01:37

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