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1. Run Security Task Manager to check your pinger process
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Process name: Toshiba Pinger

Product: Toshiba Update

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Toshiba (toshiba.com)

File: pinger.exe


A software updater from Toshiba, Pinger.exe comes installed with all Toshiba laptops and starts with Windows. It routinely reaches out to Toshiba's update server and verifies connection. When it receives a ping response, it notifies the Toshiba Update client that a connection is available, and the Update client then checks for any native software updates available. Based in Tokyo, Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1938 and became the fifth largest PC manufacturer in the world in 2005.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/pinger.exe.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of pinger.exe: based on 19 votes. Read also the 16 reviews.

  • 452 users ask for this file. 12 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 3 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about pinger.exe:
Checks for updates for Toshiba software (came with the laptop)  See also: Link Arik
it belongs to squid proxy server for NT thk
pinger.exe is a task from Toshiba which regularly checks for software updates. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
My firewall finds it and requests access permission Karyl
Is a service which runs to check Toshiba's website for updates. Not required to run, but should not be disabled unless known to be causing problems. Can only help your computer. Tim
Came with Toshiba laptop SDM
seems to be causing problems on my computer/ when deleted all problems seem to have gone away Susan Macdonald
Came with my Toshiba bab
Task manager dd
Is part of my Toshiba software update program that came with my laptop. SilentBob
I have a problem with this file,how do I delete it?it jammed and overloaded my laptop once I started windows. Steve
It creates problems when trying to connect to Corporate VPNs using Cisco VPN Client software. Our solution was to disable pinger in startup Helpdesk Technical Support
not necessary. it occasionally looks to toshiba's site for updates and lets you know if there are any. however, as microsoft has taught us over and over again, the latest updates aren't always good for your computer. i would disable it personally and manually check for updates on toshiba.com if you have any computer problems. Mike Chambers
Kill it if you do your own updates. Elemental Mojo
Installed fresh copy of Win Vista / Pinger was present on this virgin copy of Windows before accessing the www  See also: Link KBurch
starts up at logon, will run and drop out of processes when done. pretty quick, occasionally locks up with VPN and secure clients, best to disable when using them.  See also: Link Tonio

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