How to remove the compatu virus
Most antivirus programs identify compatu.dll as malware, such as Symantec identifies it as Infostealer, and TrendMicro identifies it as PAK_Generic.005.
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Compatu.dll file information
Description: The file compatu.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 122,368 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 117,504 bytes, 98,048 bytes or 84,480 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is DF74C4AD-1616-4347-80DA-FD735222E394 or 2E6F4191-18F0-48B2-9B94-7B2CD96F933D or 5 more variants. The program has no visible window. File compatu.dll is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. The application has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 88% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify compatu.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as compatu.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the compatu.dll 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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