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Should I remove Comcast Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,987
United States Rank #18,854
Reach 0.0034%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.70 days
227.24 days >
Average installed length: 119.40 days

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 comcasttb.dll. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 7.98 MB (8,371,524 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • Integrates into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Comcast Cable Communications
URL: xfinity.comcast.net/toolbar3
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\comcasttb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\comcasttb\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Comcast Toolbar 3.0

Program module:comcasttb.dll
Name:Comcast Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\comcasttb\comcasttb.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Comcast Toolbar (Comcast Toolbar installer.)
  • AntispywareClientIE.dll - DTX Toolbar (Antispyware Connector Dynamic Link Library)
  • CIDCoreLight.dll (by CallingID) - CallingID
  • CIDGlobalLight.exe (by CallingID)
  • CIDGlobalLightPS.dll
  • comcastdx.dll - Comcast Toolbar Link Library
  • 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) 49%
Win XP 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 53.73%
Windows 7 41.79%
Windows XP 4.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 49.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.48%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.48%
Windows 7 Professional 1.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.31%
Dell 20.31%
Acer 12.50%
Toshiba 6.25%
Sony 4.69%
Gateway 4.69%
MSI 1.56%
ASUS 1.56%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 6.06%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 3.03%
Compaq-Presario FQ582AA-A... 3.03%
HP-Pavilion NY543AA-ABA s... 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 1525 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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