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VersionDistribution 5.56% 5.56% 5.56% 38.89% 44.44%

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Axway Desktop Validator

What is Axway Desktop Validator?  (from Axway)

VA Desktop Validator is a flexible client solution that enables digital certificate validation in the most commonly used Microsoft Windows-based desktop and server applications. Integrating seamlessly with any Microsoft Cryptographic API (CAPI)-compliant client or server application, Desktop Validator. Supports default...  Read more


Axway Desktop Validator is a software program developed by Axway. The most common release is, 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 23 files and is usually about 88.33 MB (92,625,416 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 those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 96% of users of Axway Desktop Validator come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.axway.com/products-solutions/email-identity-security/identity-security/desktop-validator
Help link: www.axway.com/support-services
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: 88.33 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Axway Desktop Validator

  • tmwdcapiclient.dll - Axway Inc. tmwdcapiclient (tmwdcapiclient)
  • vcCAPI.dll - Axway Desktop Validator (Axway Desktop Validator Core)
  • DVService.exe - Axway Inc. DVService (DVService)
  • DVTrayApp.exe - Axway Inc. DVTrayApp (DVTrayApp)
  • 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 Axway Desktop Validator?

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Or, you can uninstall Axway 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 Axway 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 Axway Desktop Validator.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

96.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.43%
  Germany 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 61.11%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Lenovo 5.56%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 17.65%
Dell Precision M4600 11.76%
Dell Latitude E6520 11.76%
HP ZBook 17 5.88%
HP ProBook 6570b 5.88%
HP ProBook 650 G1 5.88%


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