"Toaster.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "Toaster.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "Toaster.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "Toaster.exe" process?

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A

"Toaster.exe" process represents "Dell Backup And Recovery Toaster" program.

"Toaster.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   Toaster

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "Toaster.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
Toaster.exe              53,168 K   Dell Backup And Recovery Toaster

Additional information about "Toaster.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\TOASTER.EXE" C:\Users\fyi

Programe file information:
   Name: Toaster.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\TOASTER.EXE
   Description: Dell Backup And Recovery Toaster
   Version: 1.0.0.19
   Size: 4037480 bytes
   Last modified: 9/12/2012 11:18:36 PM
   Company Name: SoftThinks - Dell
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery
C:\Windows\assembly\pubpol5.dat
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\STUICore.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\STUIMvvmCommon.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\ToasterLog.20161228084612.log
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\DbrResources.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\STCommonData.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\TranslateFrmk.dll

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\.NETFramework\SQM\Apps\TOASTER.EXE
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Ids
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\.NETFramework
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\.NETFramework
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Fusion\PublisherPolicy\Default
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\Windows\system32\wow64win.dll
C:\Windows\system32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\TOASTER.EXE
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MSCOREE.DLL
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\KERNEL32.dll
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ADVAPI32.dll

"Toaster.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "Toaster.exe" process.

 

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