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Should I remove Consumer Input Chrome Extension?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,472
United States Rank #9,134
Reach 0.0127%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.34 days
452.62 days >
Average installed length: 237.82 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Consumer Input Chrome Extension

What is Consumer Input Chrome Extension?

This is the collection and analytics software for Compete.com statistics for Google Chrome. Compete.com is a web traffic analysis service that publishes the approximate number of global visitors to the top 1,000,000 web sites in the world. This number is computed from sources including internet service providers, opt-in panels, application providers, and users of the Compete toolbar.

About  (from Compete)

Once the software is installed and activated, it may collect the following kinds of information from your computer. We share this information with our customers and partners for market research services and consumer segment and profile expansion online browsing – sites you visit – including news sites or social networ...  Read more


In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 517.16 KB (529,567 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Consumer Input Chrome Extension.
uninstall.exe (480fb05c08f802333d83ee0aac8ff2cb) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Siggen.26185
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.344 TROJ_GEN.F47V0428
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: consumerinput.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Consumer Input\Chrome
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Consumer Input\Chrome\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 517.16 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Consumer Input Chrome Extension

  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe
  • cicr-3.1.0-2123.crx

How do I remove Consumer Input Chrome Extension?

You can uninstall Consumer Input Chrome Extension 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 Consumer Input Chrome Extension (remove only), 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 Consumer Input Chrome Extension.
  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 Consumer Input Chrome Extension you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.00%
Windows Vista 14.00%
Windows 10 13.60%
Windows XP 6.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.69%
Windows 8 6.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.05%
Windows 7 Professional 5.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.60%
  Iran 0.70%
  Honduras 0.23%
  Israel 0.23%
  PG 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.92%
Dell 22.33%
Acer 11.65%
Toshiba 10.68%
ASUS 3.88%
Lenovo 2.91%
Intel 2.43%
Samsung 1.94%
Alienware 1.46%
Apple 0.97%
Gateway 0.97%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.03%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.36%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.36%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.36%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 3.36%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.01%

About Compete

Compete is a web traffic analytics service which operates in the US and publishes the approximate number of visitors to the top web sites in the United States and the world.
Publisher URL: www.compete.com

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Dan Beaneover a year ago
I got a message on the Miscosoft Support website that Fix It isn't supported by my system at this time (Windows 8.1). I have emailed and called Compete, and they are only "working on it", meaning they will never get me a workable answer. I have tried everything I have seen online and nothing works. When I try to unistall it from Control Panel, I just get a new window that never goes away until I restart. Please help!
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Twishyover a year ago
I uninstalled consumer input chrome (I think that is all it read. I can not get consumer input chrome (remove only to uninstall, even though I am entering "uninstall" it just stays there?