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56% remove it44% keep it
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Compete Toolbar

What is Compete Toolbar?  (from Compete)

The web history generated from over 2 million people allows Compete to help you avoid malicious websites. As you land on a site the Compete toolbar checks the "trust" of the site. If the community history and our third party security service checks identify suspicious characteristics we will "˜Red Light" the site bef...  Read more


Compete Toolbar is a software program developed by Compete. The primary executable is named Compete.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Compete Toolbar.
Compete.exe (e8cdc2ecbfba375d97d1ed6a092b460c) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Sophos 4.84 Compete Toolbar
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h

Program detailsProgram details

URL: toolbar.compete.com/us
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\compete toolbar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Compete Toolbar\Uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Compete Toolbar

Program executable:Compete.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\compete toolbar\Compete.exe
Additional files:
  • NIKI.dll - NIKI Library, Compete, Inc. (Helper Library)
  • (Malware detected) Compete.exe
  • CompeteToolbar.dll - Compete Toolbar
  • CompeteUa.exe
  • cwebpage.dll - CWEBPAGE
  • iedll.dll - IEDLL
  • libexpat.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove Compete Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Compete 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Compete Toolbar (remove only), 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 Compete 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 Compete Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%
Windows XP
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

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


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