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TortoiseCVS 1.8.31

What is TortoiseCVS?  (from TortoiseCVS Contributors)

TortoiseCVS lets you work with files under CVS version control directly from Windows Explorer. It is freely available under the GPL. With TortoiseCVS you can directly check out modules, update, commit and see differences by right clicking on files and folders within Explorer. You can see the state of a file with overla...  Read more


TortoiseCVS 1.8.31 is a program developed by TortoiseCVS Contributors. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is tortoiseact.exe. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 12.68 MB (13,296,753 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of TortoiseCVS come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tortoisecvs.org
Help link: www.tortoisecvs.org/support.shtml
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TortoiseCVS\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TortoiseCVS\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 12.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TortoiseCVS 1.8.31

Program executable:tortoiseact.exe
Name:TortoiseCVS TortoiseAct
Path:C:\Program Files\tortoisecvs\tortoiseact.exe
Additional files:
  • mDNSResponder.dll - mDNSResponder Dynamic Link Library
  • howl.dll - howl Dynamic Link Library
  • TortoisePlink.exe (by www.tortoisecvs.org) - TortoiseCVS TortoisePlink (TortoisePlink)
  • TrtseShl.dll (by www.tortoisecvs.org) - TortoiseCVS TortoiseShell (TortoiseShell)
  • gssapi32.dll (by Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - GSSAPI - GSS API implementation for Kerberos 5 mechanism
  • krb5_32.dll (by Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - Kerberos v5 - MIT GSS / Kerberos v5 distribution
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)
  • cvs.exe (by March Hare Software Ltd) - cvsnt (cvsnt Client/Server)
  • cvsagent.exe (by March Hare Software Ltd) - cvsnt password agent
  • cvsapi.dll - cvsnt generic API
  • cvstools.dll - cvsnt hepler application API
  • cvslock.exe
  • default_trigger.dll
  • enum_protocol.dll
  • expat.dll
  • ext_protocol.dll
  • ext_xdiff.dll
  • fork_protocol.dll
  • gserver_protocol.dll
  • libeay32_vc71.dll
  • mdnsclient.dll
  • plink.dll
  • PostInst.exe
  • pserver_protocol.dll
  • puttygen.exe
  • server_protocol.dll
  • sserver_protocol.dll
  • ssh_protocol.dll
  • ssleay32_vc71.dll
  • sspi_protocol.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • TrtseShl.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TortoiseCVS' with a class of {5d1cb710-1c4b-11d4-bed5-005004b1f42f}.

How do I remove TortoiseCVS?

You can uninstall TortoiseCVS 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 TortoiseCVS 1.8.31, 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 TortoiseCVS.

Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Taiwan 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Acer 50.00%


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