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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #585
United States Rank #1,539
Reach 1.1586%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.95 days
677.15 days >
Average installed length: 355.79 days


9.0.36470 0.07%
9.0.30729 99.93%

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Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2.0 Runtime

What is Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications Runtime?

Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) is a set of tools that independent software vendors (ISVs) can use to build customization abilities into their applications for both automation and extensibility. Those customization abilities can be used by end-users to tailor the ISV's application within a managed extensibility environment just like VBA.

About  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications gives you a way to enable end users to customize your existing applications using Visual Basic and Visual C#. You can incorporate a custom integrated development environment (IDE) that is similar to the Visual Studio IDE into the application. End-user developers can use th...  Read more


The most used version is 9.0.30729, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is cutmaster2d.exe. The software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 559.5 KB (572,928 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30749
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\shared
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{299C0434-4F4E-341F-A916-4E07AEB35E79}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 559.5 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2.0 Runtime

Program executable:cutmaster2d.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\cutmaster2d\cutmaster2d.exe
Additional files:
  • agcore.debug.dll - Microsoft (R) Silverlight (3.0.40818.0)
  • agcore.dll - Microsoft agcore dll
  • coreclr.dll - Microsoft® Silverlight (Microsoft .NET Runtime Common Language Runtime - WorkStation)
  • microsoft.silverlight.build.tasks.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2008
  • microsoft.silverlight.servicereference.dll
  • microsoft.visualbasic.debug.resources.dll - Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
  • microsoft.visualbasic.dll - Visual Basic Runtime Library
  • microsoft.visualbasic.resources.dll - Microsoft(R) Silverlight
  • mscorlib.debug.resources.dll - mscorlib.dll
  • mscorlib.dll - Microsoft Common Language Runtime Class Library
  • mscorlib.resources.dll
  • mscorrc.debug.dll - Microsoft .NET Runtime resources
  • mscorrc.dll
  • npctrl.dll - Silverlight Plug-In
  • npctrlui.dll
  • silverlight.configuration.exe - Microsoft® Silverlight Configuration Utility
  • silverlight.configurationui.dll - Microsoft® Silverlight Configuration Utility Resources
  • slsvcutil.exe
  • system.core.debug.resources.dll - System.Core.dll
  • system.core.dll - .NET Framework
  • system.data.services.client.dll
  • system.data.services.client.resources.dll
  • system.debug.resources.dll - System.dll
  • system.dll
  • system.net.debug.resources.dll - System.Net.dll
  • system.net.dll - Silverlight Network Class Library - System.Net.dll
  • system.resources.dll
  • system.runtime.serialization.debug.resources.dll - System.Runtime.Serialization.dll
  • system.runtime.serialization.dll
  • system.runtime.serialization.json.dll
  • system.runtime.serialization.json.resources.dll
  • system.servicemodel.debug.resources.dll - System.ServiceModel.dll
  • system.servicemodel.dll
  • system.servicemodel.syndication.dll
  • system.servicemodel.syndication.resources.dll
  • system.servicemodel.web.debug.resources.dll - System.ServiceModel.Web.dll
  • system.servicemodel.web.dll
  • system.windows.browser.debug.resources.dll - System.Windows.Browser.dll
  • system.windows.browser.dll - Silverlight System.Windows.Browser
  • system.windows.debug.resources.dll - System.Windows.dll
  • system.windows.dll
  • system.xml.debug.resources.dll - System.Xml.dll
  • system.xml.dll
  • system.xml.linq.dll
  • system.xml.linq.resources.dll
  • system.xml.serialization.dll
  • system.xml.serialization.resources.dll
  • system.xml.utils.dll
  • system.xml.utils.resources.dll
  • xamlservices.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npctrl.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npctrl.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npctrl.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Ag Player' with a plugin key of '@Microsoft.com/NpCtrl,version=1.0' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications Runtime?

You can uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications Runtime 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 Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2.0 Runtime, 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 Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications Runtime.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2.0 Runtime you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.00%
Windows 10 24.59%
Windows XP 5.97%
Windows Vista 2.38%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.59%
Windows 7 Professional 13.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.99%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.09%
Windows 10 Pro 3.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.45%
  Brazil 15.08%
  Germany 5.19%
  Indonesia 4.15%
  India 3.91%
  Mexico 3.89%
  Italy 3.32%
  Peru 2.46%
  Spain 2.30%
  Argentina 2.20%
  United Kingdom 2.05%
  Colombia 2.03%
  Canada 1.57%
  Poland 1.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.65%
Dell 20.29%
Acer 19.34%
ASUS 13.12%
Samsung 4.91%
Lenovo 4.57%
Toshiba 3.53%
Intel 2.59%
American Megatrends 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.14%
ASUS All Series 4.51%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.01%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.22%
Positivo MOBILE 2.90%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.87%

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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