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2% remove it98% keep it
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4.2.002 9.09%
4.1.006 4.55%
4.1.005 40.91%
4.0.003 18.18%
3.9.002 9.09%
3.5.023 9.09%
3.5.014 4.55%
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Connectivity Abstraction Layer


Connectivity Abstraction Layer is a program developed by Deere & Company. The most used version is 4.1.005, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is FileServerShell.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 1.14 MB (1,198,676 bytes). SAUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 83% of users of Connectivity Abstraction Layer come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and TZ.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.serviceadvisor.deere.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Service ADVISOR\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{510414A2-0F14-4DB8-BDF2-C98A6E1D1367}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.14 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Connectivity Abstraction Layer

Program executable:FileServerShell.exe
Name:File Server Shell
Path:C:\Program Files\Service ADVISOR\FileServerShell.exe
Additional files:
  • SAUpdater.exe - Service ADVISOR Update Executable
  • CAL Core.dll - Connectivity Abstraction Layer (Connectivity Abstraction Layer Main Component)
  • PLDSaver.exe - PLDSaver Application (PLDSaver MFC Application for Service ADVISOR)
  • FileServerShell.exe - File Server Shell
  • ServiceADVISOR.exe - Service ADVISOR
  • ServiceADVISORDEU.dll
  • ServiceADVISORENU.dll
  • ServiceADVISORESP.dll
  • ServiceADVISORFRA.dll
  • ServiceADVISORITA.dll
  • ServiceADVISORPTG.dll
  • Interop.LogOutputCsv.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'LogOutputCsv'.
  • Interop.JDERROR3Lib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'JDERROR3Lib'.
  • Interop.JDCOMM3Lib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'JDCOMM3Lib'.
  • Interop.JDUTIL3Lib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'JDUTIL3Lib'.
  • Interop.JDLOG3Lib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'JDLOG3Lib'.
  • Interop.LogMgrExt.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'LogMgrExt'.
  • LogMgrExt.dll
  • LogOutputCsv.dll
  • LogOutputMkcUsageData.dll
  • sask.dll
  • InternetInformation.dll - InternetInformation
  • AESZipWrapper.dll - WrapperAESZip

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SAUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ServiceADVISORUpdateScheduler' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 3:52 PM).
  • ServiceADVISOR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CE21B80D-B7EC-4994-BEC8-FBDEB1B302B1}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Connectivity Abstraction Layer?

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Or, you can uninstall Connectivity Abstraction Layer 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 Connectivity Abstraction Layer, 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 Connectivity Abstraction Layer.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win XP 5%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.36%
Windows 8 9.09%
Windows XP 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 68.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.55%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.86%
  Brazil 8.57%
  TZ 2.86%
  Canada 2.86%
  Czech Republic 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 43.75%
Hewlett-Packard 31.25%
Dell 18.75%
Toshiba 6.25%
Common models
LENOVO 24384KU 13.64%
Panasonic Corporation CF-... 9.09%
Panasonic Corporation CF-... 9.09%
LG Electronics A520-K.BE4... 4.55%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 4.55%
LENOVO 0677 4.55%


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