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Should I remove SEL Compass?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #31,420
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VersionDistribution 3.70% 9.26% 1.85% 7.41% 1.85% 9.26% 9.26% 1.85% 5.56% 11.11% 1.85% 1.85% 7.41% 12.96% 3.70% 1.85% 1.85% 3.70% 3.70%

SEL Compass


SEL Compass is a software program developed by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named selcompass.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 12.32 MB (12,916,064 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 57% of users of SEL Compass come from the United States, it is also popular in Saudi Arabia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.selinc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sel\sel compass
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SEL\SEL Compass\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 12.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SEL Compass

Program executable:selcompass.exe
Name:SEL Compass®
Path:C:\Program Files\sel\sel compass\selcompass.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - SEL Compass
  • pacparser.dll
  • pacparser.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SELCompass.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SELAutoUpdates' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SEL\SEL Compass\SELCompass.exe" P.

How do I remove SEL Compass?

You can uninstall SEL Compass 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 SEL Compass, 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 SEL Compass.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.41%
Windows 10 27.78%
Windows XP 11.11%
Windows Vista 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.32%
Windows 10 Pro 9.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Saudi Arabia 7.14%
  Canada 5.71%
  Brazil 5.71%
  Mexico 4.29%
  Colombia 2.86%
  Czech Republic 1.43%
  Germany 1.43%
  Malaysia 1.43%
  OM 1.43%
  Australia 1.43%
  Panama 1.43%
  Taiwan 1.43%
  AZ 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 26.53%
ASUS 16.33%
Lenovo 12.24%
Toshiba 6.12%
Sony 6.12%
Samsung 2.04%
Acer 2.04%
Common models
Dell Precision M4600 4.00%
Dell Latitude E6430 4.00%
Dell Latitude E5500 2.00%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite M645 2.00%


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