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Should I remove Verification Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,857
United States Rank #38,612
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.91 days
2.18 days >
Average installed length: 1.14 days


VersionDistribution 70.00% 3.33% 3.33% 13.33% 6.67% 3.33%

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Verification Engine


Verification Engine is a software program developed by COMODO. 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 8.17 MB (8,570,723 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 64% of users of Verification Engine come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.comodogroup.com
Help link: www.vengine.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\comodo\vengine
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Comodo\VEngine\VESetup.exe"
Estimated size: 8.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Verification Engine

  • VESetup.exe - Verification Engine setup
  • VEngine.exe - Verification Engine
  • VEngineIE32.dll
  • xmllite.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft XML Core Services (Microsoft XmlLite Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • VEngineIE32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Comodo VerificationEngine' with the class of {A968A4B4-C492-4834-B651-17602C3885C8} (Comodo VerificationEngine Browser Helper NEW).
Scheduled Task
  • VEngine.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B64A78B1-8520-45D0-8104-D3AF84CC9EAF}' (Next runs on 1/1/0001 at 12:00 AM).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VEngine.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VEngine' which loads as C:\Program Files\Comodo\VEngine\VEngine.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • VEngine.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Comodo\VEngine\VEngine.exe'.

How do I remove Verification Engine?

You can uninstall Verification Engine 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 Verification Engine, 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 Verification Engine.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Verification Engine you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win XP 43%
Win 10 13%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 43.33%
Windows 7 23.33%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows 10 13.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 41.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.34%
Windows 7 Professional 6.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.90%
Windows 8.1 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.10%
  United Kingdom 10.26%
  Sweden 5.13%
  Hong Kong 2.56%
  South Africa 2.56%
  Finland 2.56%
  Russia 2.56%
  Mexico 2.56%
  Spain 2.56%
  Canada 2.56%
  Italy 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.00%
Dell 16.00%
Acer 16.00%
Compaq 8.00%
Gateway 8.00%
Toshiba 8.00%
American Megatrends 8.00%
Common models
PM800_ PM800-8237 3.85%
HP Pavilion dv6000 (RV216... 3.85%
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 3.85%
GATEWA D915GAG_ 3.85%
Compaq Evo D510 SFF 3.85%


Comodo groups provides computer software and SSL digital certificates as well as offers many products as freemium, but additional features or more featured editions are available for a fee.
Publisher URL: www.comodo.com


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