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Beyond Compare Version 3.3.5

Remove Beyond Compare Version 3.3.5
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What is Beyond Compare?  (from Scooter Software)

Beyond Compare is a directory compare utility and a file compare utility wrapped in one. Synchronize files between laptop and PC, home and office, etc. Compare directory trees side-by-side with mismatches highlighted. Display text files side-by-side with changes highlighted. Great for merging changes to source code. Su...  Read more


Beyond Compare Version 3.3.5 is a program developed by Scooter Software. 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 9 files and is usually about 13.24 MB (13,883,467 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 48% of users of Beyond Compare come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.scootersoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 3\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 13.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Beyond Compare Version 3.3.5

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
  • BComp.exe - Beyond Compare (Beyond Compare launcher)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • 7zxa.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Extracting Plugin)
  • BCompare
  • UACLaunch.exe
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • BCShellEx.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CirrusShellEx' with a class of {57FA2D12-D22D-490A-805A-5CB48E84F12A}.
  • BCShellEx64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CirrusShellEx' with a class of {57FA2D12-D22D-490A-805A-5CB48E84F12A}.

How do I remove Beyond Compare?

Quickly and completely remove Beyond Compare Version 3.3.5 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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 Version 3.3.5, 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 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.38%
Windows 10 16.56%
Windows XP 7.19%
Windows Vista 1.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 23.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.98%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.94%
Windows 8 Pro 2.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.32%
  Germany 5.43%
  Canada 4.39%
  Israel 4.13%
  France 3.88%
  India 3.36%
  United Kingdom 2.84%
  Italy 2.84%
  Netherlands 2.58%
  Australia 2.33%
  Belgium 1.55%
  Brazil 1.29%
  Switzerland 0.78%
  DK 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.30%
Hewlett-Packard 21.26%
Acer 9.66%
ASUS 9.18%
Intel 4.35%
Lenovo 3.86%
American Megatrends 3.38%
Samsung 1.45%
Alienware 0.97%
Toshiba 0.97%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.88%
Dell Latitude E6410 3.10%
Dell Precision M6600 2.33%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.33%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.33%


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