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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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Tech Tool Branding


Tech Tool Branding is a program developed by Volvo Information Technology AB. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software installer includes 8 files. VolvoIt.Waf.RegistryUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Tech Tool\Tech Tool\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B823535A-8E6D-4DFC-BB74-0095670EA769}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Tech Tool Branding

  • VolvoIt.Waf.SupportInformation.Standalone.exe - VolvoIt.Waf.SupportInformation.Standalone (Tech_Tool_20140423.1)
  • VolvoIt.Waf.Settings.DownloadPhonebook.exe - VolvoIt.Waf.Settings.DownloadPhonebook
  • VolvoIt.Baf.ServiceHostService.exe - VolvoIt.Waf.Core.WcfStartupServices
  • VolvoIt.Baf.ServiceHostService.UI.exe - VolvoIt.Baf.ServiceHostService.UI
  • VolvoIt.Waf.ReportingService.UI.exe - VolvoIt.Baf.ReportingService.UI
  • VolvoIt.Waf.GX.StartUp.exe - VolvoIt.Waf.GX.StartUp
  • VolvoIt.Baf.Core.Ui.exe - VolvoIt.Baf.Core.Ui
  • VolvoIt.Waf.RegistryUpdate.exe (by Microsoft) - VolvoIt.Waf.RegistryUpdate

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • VolvoIt.Waf.ReportingService.UI.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Send Unsent Reports' (runs daily at 7:47 PM).
  • VolvoIt.Baf.ServiceHostService.exe runs as a service named 'BAF Service Host Service' (BAF Service Host Service) "Host for some of the BAF services.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VolvoIt.Baf.ServiceHostService.UI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Tech Tool host' which loads as C:\Program Files\Tech Tool\Tech Tool\VolvoIt.Baf.ServiceHostService.UI.exe /minimized.

How do I remove Tech Tool Branding?

You can uninstall Tech Tool Branding 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 Tech Tool Branding, 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 Tech Tool Branding.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%


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