84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Windows App Certification Kit x64?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%


10.0.26624 10.00%
8.100.26936 10.00%
8.100.26795 10.00%
8.100.26074 10.00%
8.59.29750 30.00%
8.59.25584 30.00%

Other programs by Microsoft

Windows App Certification Kit x64

What is Windows App Certification Kit x64?  (from Microsoft)

The Windows App Certification Kit (ACK) is used to validate compliance with certification requirements, and replaces the Windows Software Logo Kit (WSLK) used for validation in the Windows 7 Software Logo program. Desktop, desktop device, and Windows Store apps can be certified; however, plug-in, ActiveX, and other web...  Read more


Windows App Certification Kit x64 is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 8.59.29750, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 87 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 33% of users of Windows App Certification Kit x64 come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh848075(v=vs.85).aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows kits\8.0\app certification kit
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{02213A81-CB13-7262-5ABE-1FFA2C75559F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows App Certification Kit x64

  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.direct3d.tests.dll - Tailored Application D3D Feature Level Support Certification Tests
  • aeinv.dll - Application Experience Program Inventory Component
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.metadatavalidation.tests.dll - Microsoft Windows Runtime Metadata Validation Tool
  • perf_exporter.dll - Performance Analyzer AddIn: Summary Table Exporter
  • rmlogotest.exe - Microsoft Windows Restart Manager Logo Test Tool
  • microsoft.ae.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
  • microsoft.ae.windows.dll
  • msvcp110.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 11 Beta (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr110.dll
  • wasaparser.dll - Windows Attack Surface Analyzer (Library for parsing WIndows Attack Surface Analyzer output and generating issues)
  • msdia100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® Debug Information Accessor)
  • symsrv.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Symbol Server)
  • appcert.exe - Windows App Certification Kit (Command Line Interface)
  • appcertlite.exe
  • appcertui.exe
  • fusagent.exe - Fast User Switching (FUS) Helper
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.appxlauncher.exe - Appx Launcher
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.appxmanager.interop.dll
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.appxmanifestresourcesvalidation.tests.dll - MRT Test Content Library
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.binaryinfo.interop.dll
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.certcom.interop.dll
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.fastuserswitching.utility.interop.dll
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.filetracing.interop.dll
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.taskengine.exe - Task Engine
  • sessionlistenserver.exe - RDV Sessions Listen Server
  • verifywin8p.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Framework Windows 8 Profile Validator)
  • corelibrary.dll - Attack Surface Analyzer (Core Library)
  • managedcollector.dll - Managed Collector
  • windowstasks.dll - Windows Collection Tasks
  • dia2lib.dll - Microsoft SDL BinScope
  • microsoft.deployment.compression.cab.dll - Windows Installer XML
  • microsoft.deployment.compression.dll
  • microsoft.deployment.compression.zip.dll
  • microsoft.deployment.windowsinstaller.dll
  • microsoft.deployment.windowsinstaller.package.dll
  • appcontainercheck.dll - AppContainerCheck
  • zendatacontracts.dll - ZenDataContracts
  • commonsplitters.dll - CommonSplitters
  • commonchecks.dll - CommonChecks
  • binscopelib.dll - BinScopeLib
  • debuginfo.dll - DebugInfo
  • appcert.resources.dll - Système d'exploitation Microsoft (R) Windows (R)
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.executiondriver.resources.dll
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.ngen.resources.dll
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.performance.resources.dll
  • appcertlite.resources.dll - Sistema operativo Microsoft (R) Windows (R)
  • appcertui.resources.dll
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.binscope.resources.dll
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.shared.resources.dll
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.tasks.resources.dll
  • microsoft.windows.softwarelogo.tests.resources.dll
  • sessionlistenserver.resources.dll

How do I remove Windows App Certification Kit x64?

You can uninstall Windows App Certification Kit x64 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 Windows App Certification Kit x64, 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 Windows App Certification Kit x64.

Win 10 67%
Win 7 11%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 22.22%
Windows 8 11.11%
Windows 10 Pro 11.11%
Windows 8 Single Language 11.11%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  India 8.33%
  Australia 8.33%
  Pakistan 8.33%
  Germany 8.33%
  Malaysia 8.33%
  DJ 8.33%
  Netherlands 8.33%
  Vietnam 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 28.57%
Acer 28.57%
Lenovo 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Common models
HP ProBook 6560b 14.29%
Acer Aspire 5740 14.29%
LENOVO IdeaPad Y560... 14.29%
Dell Inspiron 3520 14.29%
ASUSTeK N751JK 14.29%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.