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How to get rid of the compatibilitychecksvc Virus

Sometimes the compatibilitychecksvc file may cloak a virus, such as Microsoft found PUA:Win32/Creprote, as well as TrendMicro found TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OB615 or, as the case may be, TROJ_GEN.R047C0EJH15. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.

Other problems with compatibilitychecksvc.exe

The compatibilitychecksvc.exe process is also known as Compatibility Verify and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Ad Support. An obsolete or defective version of compatibilitychecksvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about compatibilitychecksvc.exe Compatibility Verify

compatibilitychecksvc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file compatibilitychecksvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 99,496 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 91,304 bytes.
This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. Compatibilitychecksvc.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It does not supply any version information or other description. For this reason, 46% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

Attention: If you find compatibilitychecksvc.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.

What do other computer users say about compatibilitychecksvc?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall unknown

To remove Compatibility Verify from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if compatibilitychecksvc.exe (Compatibility Verify) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Compatibility Verify. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Compatibility Verify or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or compatibilitychecksvc.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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