What is ComcastAntiSpyService.exe?

The genuine ComcastAntiSpyService.exe file is a software component of Comcast Toolbar by Visicom Media.
A browser extension, ComcastAntiSpywareService.exe is part of the Comcast Toolbar. When the toolbar is installed, it integrates into your browser and gives you multiple additional features, including RSS feeds, antispyware, phishing protection, and more. It is generally distributed to customers using Comcast internet services, but it can be downloaded for free by anyone. The toolbar can be considered adware as it routinely displays coupon ads that cannot be turned off.

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 ComcastAntiSpyService.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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ComcastAntiSpyService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ComcastAntiSpyService
ComcastAntiSpyService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Comcast AntiSpyware belongs to software Comcast Toolbar by Visicom Media (

Description: ComcastAntiSpyService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ComcastAntiSpyService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 616,408 bytes (95% of all occurrences) or 633,816 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The ComcastAntiSpyService.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. ComcastAntiSpyService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with ComcastAntiSpyService.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall Visicom Media Inc. or Comcast Toolbar software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) contact to assist you.

Recommended: Identify ComcastAntiSpyService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ComcastAntiSpyService.exe. Therefore, you should check the ComcastAntiSpyService.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

Program sucks up memory. Installed during Comcast toolbar setup. Navigate toC:\Programs\comcasttb and use uninstall.exe
Since installing the toolbar, I have been getting a window at logging off regarding an Access Violation+# at ComcastAntiSpyware.exe. Computer/C/Files/comcastantispyware/uninstall.
It is using 13% of my CPU
Get a reliable VPN service (paid) with a client on your pc side and create your own key, Comcast will simply see a locked conduit terminating at another site outside their zone of sight, sounds odd that you need another service to protect you from the prying eyes of a service we pay hundreds for.

Summary: Average user rating of ComcastAntiSpyService.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think ComcastAntiSpyService.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ComcastAntiSpyService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ComcastAntiSpyService. 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 ComcastAntiSpyService.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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