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Should I remove XFINITY Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,893
United States Rank #1,195
Reach 0.2056%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.16 days
358.59 days >
Average installed length: 188.41 days


VersionDistribution 0.12% 0.44% 2.39% 2.62% 0.32% 4.42% 0.91% 0.79% 2.81% 15.10% 0.02% 0.12% 22.01% 10.29% 1.70% 2.81% 13.43% 3.78% 12.81% 3.08%

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What is XFINITY Toolbar?

XFINITY Toolbar is a Visicom Media platform toolbar and browser helper object (BHO) for Internet Explorer and distributed through Comcast. The XFINITY Toolbar includes a search bar which provides modified search redirection results and a search provider. This toolbar is simply a rebrand of the Visicom MyStart Toolbar.

About  (from XFINITY)

Get instant access to Comcast email, better search, and tons of features — at no additional cost. You have instant access to your Comcast email Inbox. There's also a handy at-a-glance counter that tells you how many new emails you have waiting. Spyware slows down your computer’s performance. This tool scans your comput...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named comcasttb.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 4.39 MB (4,600,235 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in XFINITY Toolbar.
comcastdx.dll (2c97a772207cfea0f182497f72154077) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.Visicom.bB
ESET-NOD32 9.10937 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: xfinity.comcast.net/toolbar3
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\xfin_portal
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\xfin_portal\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XFINITY Toolbar

Program module:comcasttb.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Signed by:Visicom Media Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\xfin_portal\comcasttb.dll
This is a Visicom toolbar installed in your Web browser that collects and stores information about web browsing habits including pages visited and search queries performed and sends this information to Visicom so they can suggest services...
Additional files:
  • comcastdx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • ffHelper.exe (by Visicom Media) - ffHelper Application (Helper Application for IE)
  • dtxcid.dll (by Visicom Media) - DTXCID Bridge DLL
  • uninstall.exe - XFINITY Toolbar (XFINITY Toolbar Installer)
  • CIDGlobalLight.exe (by CallingID) - CallingID
  • CIDGlobalLightPS.dll (by CallingID)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • comcastdx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'XFINITY Toolbar' with the class of {4b9bcce8-a70b-402a-a7e1-db96831ee26f}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • comcastdx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'XFINITY Toolbar' with the class of {4b9bcce8-a70b-402a-a7e1-db96831ee26f}.

How do I remove XFINITY Toolbar?

You can uninstall XFINITY 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program XFINITY Toolbar, 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 XFINITY 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 XFINITY Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.04%
Windows 10 28.82%
Windows Vista 10.12%
Windows XP 4.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.72%
Windows 8.1 10.25%
Windows 10 Home 9.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.59%
Windows 7 Professional 5.91%
Windows 8 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.68%
  United Kingdom 0.10%
  Canada 0.03%
  India 0.03%
  Belgium 0.01%
  France 0.01%
  United Arab Emirates 0.01%
  Mexico 0.01%
  Russia 0.01%
  Taiwan 0.01%
  Germany 0.01%
  UA 0.01%
  CV 0.01%
  Peru 0.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.21%
Dell 31.82%
Toshiba 11.44%
Acer 8.56%
ASUS 4.16%
Lenovo 2.34%
Samsung 1.17%
Gateway 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.72%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.22%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.36%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.93%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.57%


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