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Word 2007 Redaction Tool

What is Word 2007 Redaction Tool?

Word 2007 Redaction Tool is an add-in for Microsoft Office that utilizes the Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) .Net plugin technology.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 4.26 MB (4,470,373 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 61% of users of Word 2007 Redaction Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\vsto\10.0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\VSTOInstaller.exe /Uninstall filC:///C:/Users/David/Downloads3/Word2007RedactionTool/Word%202
Estimated size: 4.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Word 2007 Redaction Tool

  • VSTOInstaller.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer)
  • VSTOLoader.dll (by Microsoft) - Visual Studio Tools for Office Loader
  • VSTOMessageProvider.dll - Visual Studio Tools for Office Message Provider

How do I remove Word 2007 Redaction Tool?

You can uninstall Word 2007 Redaction Tool 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 Word 2007 Redaction Tool, 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 Word 2007 Redaction Tool.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.26%
Windows 10 33.96%
Windows Vista 1.89%
Windows XP 1.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.53%
Windows 7 Professional 22.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.43%
Windows 8.1 9.43%
Windows 10 Pro 5.66%
Windows 10 Home 5.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.43%
  Brazil 22.86%
  Spain 2.86%
  Canada 2.86%
  Italy 2.86%
  United Kingdom 2.86%
  TZ 1.43%
  Netherlands 1.43%
  Germany 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
Dell 19.44%
Acer 19.44%
Lenovo 16.67%
ASUS 5.56%
MSI 2.78%
Medion 2.78%
Intel 2.78%
American Megatrends 2.78%
Common models
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 4.35%
ASUS All Series 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 2.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite P55t-A 2.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B 2.17%
Acer Aspire E5-571 2.17%


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