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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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VersionDistribution 28.57%
2.5.3 14.29%
2.3.1 14.29%

Beyond Compare

What is Beyond Compare?  (from Scooter Software)

Beyond Compare 3 is the ideal tool for comparing files and folders on your Windows or Linux system. Visualize changes in your code and carefully reconcile them. Folder synchronization just got a whole lot easier. Manage rollouts, update your website, backup your laptop. Copy only the data that's changed for quicker syn...  Read more


Beyond Compare is a program developed by Scooter Software. The most used version is, with over 65% of all installations currently using this version. 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 bcompare.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 6.96 MB (7,294,037 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 89% of users of Beyond Compare come from the United States, it is also popular in Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.scootersoftware.com
Help link: salliemaecentral.com/is/solcenter/general.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BA61156C-C64D-4213-AF64-D4D6F8E415ED}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.96 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Beyond Compare

Program executable:bcompare.exe
Name:Beyond Compare
Path:C:\Program Files\beyond compare 3\bcompare.exe
Additional files:
  • BCShellEx.dll - Beyond Compare Shell Extension (Beyond Compare)
  • BCShellEx64.dll
  • BC2.exe - Beyond Compare
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • BCShellEx.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BCShellEx' with a class of {B22A40F0-BD69-11D3-8D28-006097C82E57}.
  • BCShellEx64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BCShellEx' with a class of {B22A40F0-BD69-11D3-8D28-006097C82E57}.

How do I remove Beyond Compare?

Quickly and completely remove Beyond Compare from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Beyond Compare 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Beyond Compare, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Beyond Compare.

Win 8 71%
Win 7 (SP1) 29%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 71.43%
Windows 7 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.57%
Windows 8.1 28.57%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 28.57%
Windows 8 Enterprise 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.89%
  Israel 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 57.14%
Dell 28.57%
Lenovo 14.29%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6430 28.57%
HP ENVY TS m6 Sleekbook 28.57%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 ... 14.29%
HP EliteBook 850 G2 14.29%
LENOVO 3460CC6 14.29%


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