84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Software Certification Toolkit x86?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
United States Rank #39,601
Reach 0.0013%


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Other programs by Microsoft

Software Certification Toolkit x86

What is Software Certification Toolkit x86?

Software Certification Toolkit is a set of tools and utilities that can help improve compatibility, reliability, security and availability of Windows applications.

About  (from Microsoft)

The Windows Server Application Certification Program has evolved into a unified, fully automated, free self-test program. The "Works with" and "Certified for" Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo programs are unified, with greater emphasis on the Compatibility and Security pillars of quality for Windows Server 2012. If you are ...  Read more


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 primary executable is named FDRAgent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 3.13 MB (3,279,134 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hh833799
Help link: www.Microsoft.com/WindowsServer/ISV
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Logo\Software Certification Toolkit\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{56F90C82-A54F-4934-A959-8F0F72084180}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.13 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Software Certification Toolkit x86

Program executable:FDRAgent.exe
Name:Microsof MSN Flight Data Recorder
Microsoft (R) MSN Flight Data Recorder Activity Logging Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Logo\Software Certification Toolkit\FDRAgent.exe
Additional files:
  • FDRAgent.exe - Microsof MSN Flight Data Recorder (Microsoft (R) MSN Flight Data Recorder Activity Logging Service)
  • signtool.exe - Authenticode(R) - signing and verifying tool
  • Microsoft.Analyzer.Utility.DLL - Windows System State Analyzer (Microsoft.Analyzer.Utility)
  • SAnalyzer.exe - Windows® System State Analyzer
  • Smonitor.exe - Windows System State Monitor (Microsoft.FDRMonitor)
  • Microsoft.LogoProgram.Utility.DLL - Microsoft Works with Tool (Microsoft.LogoProgram.Utility)
  • Microsoft.WorksWith.Monitor.Utility.dll - Microsoft.WorksWith.Monitor.Utility
  • Utility.dll - Microsoft.WorksWith.UtilityClass
  • WizardFrameWork.dll - Microsoft.WorksWith.WizardFrameWork
  • AppVerifierLogsParser.exe - AppVerifierLogsParser
  • Certification Tool.exe - Certification Tool
  • Microsoft.CertificationTool.CustomAction.dll - Microsoft.CertificationTool.CustomAction
  • Microsoft.CertificationTool.IUP.dll - Microsoft.CertificationTool.IUP
  • Microsoft.CertificationTool.Types.dll - Microsoft.CertificationTool.Types
  • Microsoft.CertificationTool.UserControls.dll - Microsoft.CertificationTool.UserControls
  • Microsoft.Controls.dll - Microsoft.CertificationTool.Controls
  • Microsoft.Research.Fdr.DLL - Microsoft® CoReXT (FDR Log Processing Library)
  • capicom.dll - CAPICOM Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • FDRAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Strider Flight Data Recorder' (FDR).

How do I remove Software Certification Toolkit x86?

You can uninstall Software Certification Toolkit x86 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 Software Certification Toolkit (x86), 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 Software Certification Toolkit x86.

Win XP 44%
Win 10 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 44.00%
Windows 7 32.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows 10 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 44.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.00%
Windows 10 Home 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.44%
  Germany 5.56%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  South Africa 2.78%
  Finland 2.78%
  Australia 2.78%
  India 2.78%
  New Zealand 2.78%
  Israel 2.78%
  Canada 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.58%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Intel 15.79%
Toshiba 5.26%
Sahara 5.26%
Lenovo 5.26%
Acer 5.26%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 8.70%
Velocity Micro, Inc DP965... 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 4.35%
ASUSTeK C51/MCP51 4.35%
Acer Aspire 4736Z 4.35%
MSI MS-7592 4.35%

About Microsoft

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.