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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #19,419
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 292.96 days


3.3.7 0.48%

Beyond Compare Version 3.3.7

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 3.3.7 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 13.42 MB (14,076,131 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 46% of users of Beyond Compare come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Israel.

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: 13.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Beyond Compare Version 3.3.7

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

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?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Beyond Compare Version 3.3.7, 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 Beyond Compare.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.86%
Windows 10 24.40%
Windows XP 4.78%
Windows Vista 0.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.88%
Windows 7 Enterprise 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.83%
  India 7.08%
  Israel 4.17%
  Germany 3.33%
  France 2.92%
  Australia 2.92%
  Mexico 2.92%
  Canada 2.92%
  Italy 2.92%
  United Kingdom 2.92%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  Switzerland 2.08%
  Spain 2.08%
  Brazil 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.04%
Hewlett-Packard 25.55%
ASUS 8.76%
Acer 8.76%
Intel 4.38%
Lenovo 3.65%
Apple 1.46%
Samsung 1.46%
Toshiba 1.46%
Gateway 0.73%
Compaq 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.59%
Acer Aspire XC-605 1.72%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.72%
Dell Latitude E6420 1.72%
ASUS All Series 1.72%
Dell OptiPlex 790 1.72%


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