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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,445
United States Rank #15,718
Reach 0.0157%


4.2 67.74%
4.1 8.71%
4.01 4.19%
4.0 9.03%
3.86 7.10%
3.81 1.94%
3.55 0.65%
3.7 0.65%

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Compare It!

What is Compare It!?  (from Grig Software)

Powerful file compare and merge utility. Features: built-in editor with syntax highlighting, undo and wordwrap; highlights changes within lines; editing or fast by-difference merging; printing; html and text reports; zip support; Unicode support; search and replace with regular expressions; manual line matching support...  Read more


Compare It! is a program developed by Grig Software. The most used version is 4.2, with over 98% 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 wincmp3.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 5.63 MB (5,903,578 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 44% of users of Compare It! come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.grigsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Compare It!\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Compare It!\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Compare It!

Program executable:wincmp3.exe
Name:Compare It!
Compare It! - file compare and merge tool
Path:C:\Program Files\compare it!\wincmp3.exe
Additional files:
  • wincmpExt.dll - CompareItExt Module
  • wincmpExt64.dll
  • wndsync.exe - Synchronize It! 3 (Folders comparison tool)
  • wincmp.exe - Compare It! (File compare and merge utility)
  • pdftotext.dll (by IntraPDF) - PdfToText library (pdftotext)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • wincmpExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CompareItContextMenu' with a class of {398D6F03-7C65-4462-A173-95247F028785}.
  • wincmpExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CompareItExt' with a class of {398D6F03-7C65-4462-A173-95247F028785}.

How do I remove Compare It!?

You can uninstall Compare It! 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 Compare It!, 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 Compare It!.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.23%
Windows 10 26.45%
Windows XP 7.42%
Windows Vista 2.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 23.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.31%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 10 Home 6.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.26%
  France 7.10%
  Canada 3.83%
  Australia 3.55%
  Netherlands 3.55%
  United Kingdom 3.28%
  Germany 3.01%
  India 2.73%
  Brazil 2.19%
  Belgium 1.64%
  Finland 1.64%
  Spain 1.64%
  Poland 1.37%
  Malaysia 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.72%
Hewlett-Packard 21.47%
Acer 10.17%
ASUS 7.91%
Lenovo 5.65%
Intel 2.82%
Toshiba 2.26%
Samsung 2.26%
Alienware 1.13%
American Megatrends 1.13%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 3.39%
MSI MS-7850 3.39%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.54%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.69%
Dell Latitude E6330 1.69%
Dell Precision M4600 1.69%


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