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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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1.12.970 20.00%
1.12.430 40.00%
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Tech Tool


Tech Tool is a software program developed by Volvo Information Technology AB. The most common release is 1.12.430, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named volvoit.waf.core.ui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 55 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 70% of users of Tech Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden and Jamaica.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Tech Tool\Tech Tool
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E2F0A8B0-9271-4989-966B-1D44F59EB347}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Tech Tool

Program executable:volvoit.waf.core.ui.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\tech tool\tech tool\framework\volvoit.waf.core.ui\volvoit.waf.core.ui.exe
Additional files:
  • VolvoIt.Waf.SupportInformation.Standalone.exe - VolvoIt.Waf.SupportInformation.Standalone
  • VolvoIt.Baf.ServiceHostService.exe - VolvoIt.Waf.Core.WcfStartupServices
  • VolvoIt.Baf.ServiceHostService.UI.exe - VolvoIt.Baf.ServiceHostService.UI
  • VolvoIt.Waf.ReportingService.UI.exe - VolvoIt.Baf.ReportingService.UI
  • VolvoIt.Baf.Core.Ui.exe - VolvoIt.Baf.Core.Ui
  • VolvoIt.Waf.Tools.DuplicatedReportsFixer.exe - VolvoIt.Waf.Tools.DuplicatedReportsFixer
  • VolvoIt.Waf.Utility.Security.dll - VolvoIt.Waf.Utility.Security
  • VolvoIt.Waf.Tools.CreateScheduledTasks.exe - CreateScheduleTasks
  • amqmdnet.dll (by IBM) - WebSphere MQ (WebSphere MQ Classes for .NET)
  • amqmdxcs.dll (by IBM) - WebSphere MQ Private Services for .NET
  • ComponentSpace.RegistryToolkit.dll (by ComponentSpace (www.componentspace.com)) - Registry Toolkit for .NET 2.0
  • CPAU.exe (by www.joeware.net)
  • DevExpress.Data.v6.2.dll (by Developer Express) - DevExpress.Data
  • DevExpress.Data.v6.3.dll (by Developer Express)
  • DevExpress.Utils.v6.2.dll - DevExpress.Utils
  • DevExpress.Utils.v6.3.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v6.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraBars.Design (DevExpress.XtraBars)
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v6.3.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v6.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraEditors
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v6.3.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraGrid.v6.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraGrid
  • DevExpress.XtraGrid.v6.3.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraLayout.v6.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraLayout
  • DevExpress.XtraLayout.v6.3.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraNavBar.v6.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraNavBar
  • DevExpress.XtraNavBar.v6.3.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v6.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraPrinting
  • DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v6.3.dll
  • GrUtil.dll
  • IBM.XMS.Admin.dll - IBM Message Service Client for .NET (IBM.XMS.Admin)
  • IBM.XMS.Comms.dll - IBM.XMS.Comms
  • IBM.XMS.Comms.RMM.dll
  • IBM.XMS.Comms.SSL.dll - IBM.XMS.Comms.SSL
  • IBM.XMS.Core.dll - IBM.XMS.Core
  • IBM.XMS.Formats.JMF.dll - IBM.XMS.Formats.JMF
  • IBM.XMS.Formats.MFP.dll - IBM.XMS.Formats.MFP
  • IBM.XMS.Impl.dll - IBM.XMS.Impl
  • IBM.XMS.Match.dll - IBM.XMS.Match
  • sendreports.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • VolvoIt.Waf.ReportingService.UI.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Send Unsent Reports' (runs daily at 12:29).
  • VolvoIt.Baf.ServiceHostService.exe runs as a service named 'BAF Service Host Service' (BAF Service Host Service) "Host for some of the BAF services.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VolvoIt.Baf.ServiceHostService.UI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Tech Tool host' which loads as C:\Program Files\Tech Tool\Tech Tool\VolvoIt.Baf.ServiceHostService.UI.exe /minimized.

How do I remove Tech Tool?

Quickly and completely remove Tech Tool from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Tech Tool from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Tech Tool, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Tech Tool.

Win XP 40%
Win 8 20%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 40.00%
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8.1 Connected 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  Sweden 10.00%
  Jamaica 10.00%
  BG 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
Acer Extensa 2509 20.00%
LENOVO 7661AD1 20.00%
HP 625 20.00%
Matsushita Electric Indus... 20.00%
LENOVO 200777G 20.00%


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