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Should I remove Tumbleweed Desktop Validator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
United States Rank #33,897
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4.11 47.06%
4.10 29.41%
4.9.2 23.53%

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Tumbleweed Desktop Validator


Tumbleweed Desktop Validator is a software program developed by Tumbleweed. The most common release is 4.11, 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. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 29.61 MB (31,047,149 bytes). The installed file dvconfigupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 96% of users of Tumbleweed Desktop Validator come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tumbleweed.com
Help link: www.tumbleweed.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Tumbleweed\Desktop Validator\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0768D7D7-0D13-4740-9684-A42CCF095BA4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 29.61 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Tumbleweed Desktop Validator

  • tmwdcapiclient.dll - Tumbleweed Communications Inc. tmwdcapiclient (tmwdcapiclient)
  • DVService.exe - Tumbleweed Communications Inc. DVService (DVService)
  • DVTrayApp.exe - Tumbleweed Communications Inc. DVTrayApp (DVTrayApp)
  • vcCAPI.dll - Tumbleweed Desktop Validator (Tumbleweed Desktop Validator Core)
  • dvconfig.exe
  • dvconfigupdate.exe
  • installer.exe
  • vcCAPILog.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DVService.exe runs as a service named 'Tumbleweed Desktop Validator' (Tumbleweed Desktop Validator) "Enables digital certificate status checking.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DVTrayApp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DVTrayApp' which loads as C:\Program Files\Tumbleweed\Desktop Validator\DVTrayApp.exe.

How do I remove Tumbleweed Desktop Validator?

Quickly and completely remove Tumbleweed Desktop Validator from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Tumbleweed Desktop Validator 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 Tumbleweed Desktop Validator, 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 Tumbleweed Desktop Validator.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.22%
Windows 8 11.11%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Windows Server 2003 5.56%
Windows XP 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 68.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 10 Pro 6.25%
Windows Vista Enterprise 6.25%
Windows 10 Home 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.65%
  Italy 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 86.67%
Hewlett-Packard 6.67%
Compaq 6.67%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 780 18.75%
Dell OptiPlex 990 12.50%
Dell Precision M4800 6.25%
Dell OptiPlex 9010 6.25%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 6.25%


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