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Should I remove ToolCrib?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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VersionDistribution 88.89% 11.11%



ToolCrib is a program developed by X-Rite. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is ToolCrib.exe. The software installer includes 12 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 60% of users of ToolCrib come from the United States, it is also popular in MA and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.x-rite.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\X-Rite\Tools\ToolCrib
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\X-Rite\Tools\ToolCrib\UninstallerData\Uninstall ToolCrib 5.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by ToolCrib

Program executable:ToolCrib.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\X-Rite\Tools\ToolCrib\ToolCrib.exe
Additional files:
  • XdsIII.dll - XDSIII (X-Rite Device Services)
  • ATSIIInst.dll - CBR Dynamic Link Library (CBR DLL)
  • ColorLibIII.dll - X-Rite Inc. ColorLibIII (ColorLib III)
  • DTP70.dll - X-Rite Inc. DTP70 (DTP70)
  • ToolCrib.exe (by Macrovision) - LaunchAnywhere
  • pthreadVC.dll
  • XdsIIIUtil.dll - (XDSIII) X-Rite Device Services III Utility Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ToolCrib.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB63F58C-BC73-435E-B2A9-22229890C02A}' (runs on registration).
  • ToolCrib.exe runs as a service named 'UPSMSRMI' (UPSMSRMI).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ToolCrib.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'UPSMS' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\UPSManagementSoftware\UPSMS.exe.

How do I remove ToolCrib?

You can uninstall ToolCrib 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 ToolCrib, 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 ToolCrib.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win XP 11%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.78%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows XP 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 44.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.00%
  MA 6.67%
  France 6.67%
  New Zealand 6.67%
  Netherlands 6.67%
  Canada 6.67%
  Poland 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.86%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
American Megatrends 14.29%
Common models
HP Z800 Workstation 16.67%
Gigabyte GA-MA74GMT-S2 16.67%
Dell Studio 540 16.67%
Dell Precision M4800 16.67%
Dell Latitude D531 16.67%
Acer Aspire 7540 16.67%

About (from X-Rite)

X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The Company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, Inc.
Publisher URL: www.xrite.com


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