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Comcast Toolbar 3.0

What is Comcast Toolbar?  (from Comcast)

The Comcast Toolbar is a browser-based extension to Internet Explorer and Firefox that contains built-in search capabilities, powerful security features, and one-click access to popular Comcast.net features. The new Comcast Toolbar is available at no additional cost to XFINITY┬« Internet subscribers. With direct access...  Read more


Comcast Toolbar 3.0 is a software program developed by Comcast. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named comcastdx.dll. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 7.77 MB (8,151,773 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 98% of users of Comcast Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore.
  • Integrates into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: xfinity.comcast.net/toolbar3
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\comcasttb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\comcasttb\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Comcast Toolbar 3.0

Program module:comcastdx.dll
Name:Comcast Toolbar Link Library
Signed by:Visicom Media Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\comcasttb\comcastdx.dll
Comcast Toolbar is a Visicom toolbar installed in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Visicom so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar....
Additional files:
  • comcasttb.dll - Comcast Toolbar
  • uninstall.exe (by Visicom Media) - Comcast Toolbar installer.
  • AntispywareClientIE.dll - DTX Toolbar (Antispyware Connector Dynamic Link Library)
  • CIDCoreLight.dll (by CallingID) - CallingID
  • CIDGlobalLight.exe (by CallingID)
  • CIDGlobalLightPS.dll
  • dtxcid.dll (by Visicom Media) - DTXCID Bridge DLL
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • comcastdx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Comcast Toolbar' with the class of {79CEEA4E-C231-4614-9E3B-53B2A02F39B7}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • comcastdx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Comcast Toolbar' with the class of {79CEEA4E-C231-4614-9E3B-53B2A02F39B7}.

How do I remove Comcast Toolbar?

You can uninstall Comcast Toolbar 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 Comcast Toolbar 3.0, 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 Comcast Toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Comcast Toolbar 3.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win Vista (SP2) 88%
Win 7 (SP1) 6%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 87.88%
Windows XP 6.06%
Windows 7 6.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 72.73%
Windows Vista Home Basic 12.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.06%
Windows Vista Business 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.31%
  Singapore 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.42%
Dell 33.33%
Gateway 6.06%
Acer 6.06%
Toshiba 6.06%
Sony 6.06%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 12.12%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 6.06%
Dell Dell DM061 6.06%
Dell Inspiron 530s 6.06%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.03%
Dell Dimension E521 3.03%

About Comcast

Comcast is the largest cable operator and media conglomerates, home Net service provider in the United States, providing cable tv, broadband Net, phone service and in some areas home security to both residential and commercial customers.
Publisher URL: www.comcast.com


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