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Microsoft Pin Tool Upgrade v4

What is Microsoft Pin Tool Upgrade?

Installed as part of Base Smart Card CSP for Windows XP. It allows for the Integrated Unblock screen to be displayed at the time of logon.


Microsoft Pin Tool Upgrade v4 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 600 KB (614,400 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 71% of users of Microsoft Pin Tool Upgrade come from the United States, it is also popular in India and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft\microsoft pin tool\referenceassemblys
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{957AB336-BA94-4FA2-8410-9BDF63AFAC57}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 600 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Pin Tool Upgrade v4

  • bcsprsrc.dll - Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto Provider Resources
  • cardmod.dll - Microsoft Windows for Smart Cards Card Module
  • basecsp.dll - Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto Provider
  • certadm.dll - Microsoft® Certificate Services Admin
  • cardmgr.dll - Smart Card Management API support
  • scdwiz.dll - Smart Card Deployment Plug-in
  • ifxcardm.dll - Infineon SICRYPT Card Module
  • winscard.dll - Microsoft Smart Card API
  • spmsg.dll - Service Pack Messages
  • axaltocm.dll - Axalto Card Module
  • antixsslibrary.dll - Microsoft Web Protection Library v4.0 (AntiXss Library)
  • microsoft pin tool.exe - Microsoft PIN Tool
  • smartcardcertificates.exe - SmartcardCertificates
  • smartcardservices.dll - SmartcardServices

How do I remove Microsoft Pin Tool Upgrade?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Pin Tool Upgrade v4 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Pin Tool Upgrade 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 Microsoft Pin Tool Upgrade v4, 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 Microsoft Pin Tool Upgrade.

Win 8 84%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 83.58%
Windows 7 16.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 49.25%
Windows 8 Enterprise 19.40%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.48%
Windows 10 Enterprise Tec... 2.99%
Windows 7 Professional 2.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.21%
  India 9.09%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Brazil 3.03%
  BH 1.52%
  Canada 1.52%
  Germany 1.52%
  Spain 1.52%
  Hong Kong 1.52%
  Ireland 1.52%
  Italy 1.52%
  Taiwan 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 49.12%
Dell 24.56%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
ASUS 3.51%
Intel 1.75%
Common models
LENOVO 3448B86 4.69%
HP EliteBook 8570w 4.69%
Dell XPS 12 9Q23 3.13%
LENOVO 4284AN4 3.13%
HP Z400 Workstation 3.13%
LENOVO 4299H19 3.13%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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