What is compatibilitycheck.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 compatibilitycheck.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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Compatibilitycheck.exe file information

The process known as compatibilitycheck.exe belongs to software GBBD Banco do Brasil by Ad Support.

Description: Compatibilitycheck.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file compatibilitycheck.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,179,660 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The compatibilitycheck.exe file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. Compatibilitycheck.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with compatibilitycheck.exe, you can also uninstall the software GBBD Banco do Brasil using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify compatibilitycheck.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as compatibilitycheck.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example VirTool:Win32/CeeInject.gen!DZ (detected by Microsoft), and BackDoor-FCKT!5539691C43DD or BackDoor-FCKT!6EA89D1DE0A1 (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the compatibilitycheck.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.


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Best practices for resolving compatibilitycheck issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with compatibilitycheck. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the compatibilitycheck.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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