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VDOTool 5.5


VDOTool 5.5 is a program developed by Palit Microsystems. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 11.11 MB (11,648,038 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. While about 63% of users of VDOTool come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.palit.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VDOTool\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\VDOTool\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 11.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VDOTool 5.5

  • TBPANEL.exe - VDOTool : Display Control Panel
  • TBPanelExt.dll - TBPanelExt Module
  • GWLIB.DLL (by Gainward) - Gainward GWLIB (GWLIB)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • DXTOOL.EXE (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® 95 (Microsoft DXTOOL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • TBPanelExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'VDOToolShlExt' with a class of {DF9B908F-B8A0-4505-9B00-CC64A0409C2F}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TBPANEL.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Gainward' which loads as C:\Program Files\VDOTool\TBPanel.exe /A.

How do I remove VDOTool?

You can uninstall VDOTool 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 VDOTool 5.5, 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 VDOTool.

American Megatrends
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Russia 12.50%
  Iran 12.50%
  Canada 12.50%


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