What is bcont.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the bcont.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Bcont.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with bcont
Bcont.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SupportSoft Container belongs to software Comcast Desktop Software or SupportSoft Container by SupportSoft (

Description: Bcont.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Bcont.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,025,320 bytes. 
It is a Verisign signed file. The bcont.exe file is digitally signed. The bcont.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The program is not visible. Bcont.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of bcont.exe, you may want to look for help from the software company Comcast or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramComcast Desktop Software.

Recommended: Identify bcont.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bcont.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the bcont.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Safe to use
I uninstalled the Comcast Desktop Software but bcont was not removed
bcont.exe on my Windows 7 computer is NOT in the registry key location mentioned in the information. It cannot be removed by the control panel's add/remove applet; and it has a Verisign signature that is invalid.
  Ray Silva  
I believe it is associated with Comcast as I just began their internet access right before SupportSoft began running.

Summary: Average user rating of bcont.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks bcont.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks bcont.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade bcont.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving bcont issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with bcont. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the bcont.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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