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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #257
United States Rank #454
Reach 2.2534%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.25 days
833.26 days >
Average installed length: 437.81 days


1.0.2 100.00%

TomTom HOME Visual Studio Merge Modules

What is TomTom HOME Visual Studio Merge Modules?

TomTom HOME Visual Studio Merge Modules is part of the installation of TomTom HOME 2.


TomTom HOME Visual Studio Merge Modules is a software program developed by TomTom International. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 1.86 MB (1,948,160 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 34% of users of TomTom HOME Visual Studio Merge Modules come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tomtom.com
Help link: www.tomtom.com/home
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nokia\connectivity cable driver
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8F3C31C5-9C3A-4AA8-8EFA-71290A7AD533}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TomTom HOME Visual Studio Merge Modules

  • aclmcontrol.exe
  • aclmcontrolproxy.dll (by Hewlett-Packard Company) - AclmControlProxy
  • chromenativemessagepassing.dll (by Hewlett Packard) - ChromeNativeMessagePassing
  • dsetup.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll (by Microsoft) - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • hpbuio32.dll (by Hewlett-Packard Company) - HP Unified IO (HP Unified IO API)
  • hpdevicedetection3.exe - HP Device Detection
  • hpdevicedetection3dll.dll - HP Product Detection
  • hpsupportsolutionsframeworkservice.exe - SolutionsFrameworkService
  • hpunifiediodotnet.dll - HP Unified IO API .NET Wrapper
  • idfcom.exe - IdfCOM
  • idfcontroller.dll - IdfClient
  • idfsoftware.builders.dll - IssueSignatureBuilder
  • idfsoftware.common.dll - LogHarvester.Common (IdfSoftware.Common)
  • idfsoftware.harvesters.dll - IdfSoftware.Harvesters
  • idfsoftware.parsers.dll - IdfSoftware.Parsers
  • interop.devicedetectioncomlib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'DeviceDetectionCOMLib'.
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • newtonsoft.json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 3.5)
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • hpsupportsolutionsframeworkservice.exe runs as a service named 'HP Support Solutions Framework Service' (HPSupportSolutionsFrameworkService) "This service allows for the detection of HP products and enables identification of support solutions for detected products.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hpdevicedetection3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\Common\HPDeviceDetection3.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018069620%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00075561%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00105136%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,723
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:88 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove TomTom HOME Visual Studio Merge Modules?

You can uninstall TomTom HOME Visual Studio Merge Modules 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 TomTom HOME Visual Studio Merge Modules, 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 TomTom HOME Visual Studio Merge Modules.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.76%
Windows 10 29.64%
Windows Vista 8.91%
Windows XP 5.67%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.08%
Windows 10 Home 11.29%
Windows 7 Professional 9.13%
Windows 8.1 7.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.06%
  Germany 14.09%
  United Kingdom 10.13%
  France 9.61%
  Italy 7.22%
  Netherlands 5.96%
  Belgium 2.80%
  Canada 2.69%
  Spain 2.30%
  Australia 2.25%
  Austria 1.25%
  Finland 0.93%
  Sweden 0.79%
  Switzerland 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.22%
Acer 20.13%
Dell 19.71%
ASUS 9.92%
Toshiba 5.84%
Samsung 3.84%
Medion 2.63%
Lenovo 2.40%
American Megatrends 1.42%
Intel 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.76%
ASUS All Series 3.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.14%

About TomTom International

TomTom manufacturers automotive navigation systems, including both stand-alone units and software for personal digital assistants and mobile telephones and is the main mapping data provider for Apple's iOS 6 Maps app.
Publisher URL: www.tomtom.com


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