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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,607
United States Rank #11,658
Reach 0.0086%


VersionDistribution 87.65% 12.35%

Typically installed together

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ApproveIt Desktop


ApproveIt Desktop is a program developed by Silanis Technology. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is aprvscan.exe. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 42.65 MB (44,724,224 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 95% of users of ApproveIt Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Kuwait.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.silanis.com
Help link: www.silanis.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\approveit
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4E01B649-0023-4EB5-9263-57DE317C3418}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 42.65 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ApproveIt Desktop

Program executable:aprvscan.exe
Name:ApproveIt Desktop
ApproveIt MachineScan Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\approveit\support\tools\aprvscan.exe
Additional files:
  • adtmso.dll - ApproveIt Desktop
  • adtmsoaddin.dll - ApproveIt Microsoft Office Add-In
  • adtmsosigctrl.dll - ApproveIt MS Office Signature Control (MSOSIGCTRL)
  • approveit.dll - ApproveIt Module
  • approveitbuilder.dll - ApproveItBuilder Module
  • approveitframeworkresources.dll - ApproveIt Framework Resources
  • axsiectrl.dll - AXSIECTRL Module
  • fwdyntopazlib.dll - FWDYNTOPAZLIB Library
  • fwresources.dll
  • manager.exe - Signature Manager
  • silenvsig.dll - Silanis Binary Signature Extension
  • silkey.dll
  • adtacrodac.dll - ADTACRODAC
  • adtmsodac.dll - ApproveIt MS Office DAC (ADTMSODAC)
  • approveitforofficesetup.exe - ApproveIt for Office Setup Utility
  • aprvcheckpath.exe
  • aprvclean.exe - cleansys32
  • trustpts.exe - CML trust points manager
  • aprvcfg.exe - ApproveIt Configuration Manager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • silenvsig.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CtxMenu Class' with a class of {AC964C74-B3A6-4514-A10C-E264F90FC403}.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • aprvclean.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AprvRemoveLegacyWordKeys' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ApproveIt\Support\Tools\AprvClean.exe" -k HKCU SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins\OfficeAddIn.OfficeAddIn.
  • approveitforofficesetup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApproveItForOfficeSetup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ApproveIt\Support\Tools\ApproveItForOfficeSetup.exe " /1 /p "C:\Program Files\ApproveIt\".
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • aprvclean.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AprvRemoveAprOff97' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ApproveIt\Support\Tools\AprvClean.exe" -f AprOff97.dll.

How do I remove ApproveIt Desktop?

You can uninstall ApproveIt Desktop 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ApproveIt Desktop, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ApproveIt Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.29%
Windows Vista 10.59%
Windows 10 10.00%
Windows XP 4.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.85%
Windows 7 Professional 11.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.14%
Windows 10 Home 4.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.49%
  Germany 1.39%
  Kuwait 1.04%
  Thailand 0.35%
  France 0.35%
  Korea 0.35%
  Sri Lanka 0.35%
  PR 0.35%
  Slovakia 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.23%
Hewlett-Packard 28.10%
Toshiba 15.70%
ASUS 5.79%
Lenovo 3.31%
Acer 3.31%
Sony 3.31%
Samsung 2.48%
Alienware 1.65%
American Megatrends 1.65%
Intel 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.94%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.38%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 2.38%
ASUSTeK U46E 1.59%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.59%


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