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Should I remove Storm Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,965
United States Rank #41,143
Reach 0.0113%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.52 days
369.48 days >
Average installed length: 194.13 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.12.27 3.16%
6.10.00 32.91%
6.09.25(Green) 5.70%
6.09.13 0.63%
6.08.13 3.16%
6.04.08 26.58%
5.12RC3 1.27%
5.11RC1 0.63%
5.07RC3 0.63%
5.07 4.43%
5.03 3.16%
5.00 17.72%

Storm Codec

Overview

Storm Codec is a software program developed by lain. The most common release is 6.10.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named uninst6.10.00.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 51 files and is usually about 41.87 MB (43,903,328 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 17% of users of Storm Codec come from Egypt, it is also popular in Taiwan and the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to the Internet
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Storm Codec.
StormSet.exe (9b8091469a909cc9ace1519f5eefb8c7) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Adware
Avira AntiVir 7.11.114.120 DR/Agent.NHT.205831
avast! 2014.9-131123 NSIS:Downloader-GJ [Trj]
AVG 2014.0.3646 Win32/DH
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.SysDropper
Comodo Security 17298 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0327 Adware.Yassist
G Data 13.11.22 Win32.Trojan.Agent.0M1RPC
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 AdWare
McAfee 5600.7268 Artemis!9A420AE23494
Norman 10.20131123 Suspicious_Gen4.PGJH
Sophos 4.94 Generic PUA MN
Symantec 11/23/2013 rev. 7 WS.Reputation
VIPRE Antivirus 23518 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
QuickTimePlayer.exe (81d2a6253a4711856f6ac68904a0cb51) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.4E85
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Trojan.Zlob.7.Gen (B)
       View all 16 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ringz.doggiehome.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ringz Studio\Storm Codec
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ringz Studio\Storm Codec\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 41.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Storm Codec

Program executable:uninst6.10.00.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ringz studio\storm codec\uninst6.10.00.exe
MD5:d4715795cf029915dd2d2df31b7e3011
Additional files:
  • GSpot.exe (by GSpot Appliance Corp, a unit of GSp0t Heavy Industries) - GSpot Codec Information Appliance (GSpot Codec Information Appliance (tm))
  • mplayerc.exe (by Gabest) - Media Player Classic
  • QTPlugin.ocx (by Apple) - QuickTime Control (The QuickTime Control allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages.)
  • PictureViewer.exe (by Apple) - QuickTime (PictureViewer)
  • QTOControl.dll - QuickTime Control
  • QTOLibrary.dll - QuickTime Library
  • QTTask.exe - QuickTime Task
  • QTUIPanelControl.dll - QuickTime UI Panel Control
  • QuickTimePlayer.dll - QuickTime Player
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe
  • AviC.exe
  • stormicl.dll
  • StormSet.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{01B545FC-CC30-44B6-A1B8-EC20651838F7}' (runs on registration).
  • PictureViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B76F73FC-0A7B-4530-9304-F42B612AFCCC}' (runs on registration).
  • AviC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E172B339-6E92-4CA6-9785-247D31A03CD7}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • QTTask.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named QuickTime Task.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • QTTask.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'QuickTime Task' and executes as "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime.
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'QuickTime Player' and executes as C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • QTTask.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LexStart' which loads as "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime.
  • StormSet.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'StormCodec_Helper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ringz Studio\Storm Codec\StormSet.exe" /S /opti.
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe'.
  • QTTask.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe'.
  • PictureViewer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\QuickTime\PictureViewer.exe'.
Network connections
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe connects to nwk-qtsoftware.apple.com (17.149.160.21 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

PictureViewer.exe
Memory:11.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006650126%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026166%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00040335%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,268,791
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.96 KB
435.61 KB average
QTTask.exe
Memory:3.31 MB
Total CPU:0.0003655486%
Kernel CPU:0.00027907%
User CPU:0.00008648%
QuickTimePlayer.exe
Memory:15.93 MB
Total CPU:0.2056878196%
Kernel CPU:0.14293560%
User CPU:0.06275222%
I/O reads/min:279.51 KB
I/O writes/min:207 Bytes

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Or, you can uninstall Storm Codec from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Storm Codec, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Storm Codec.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.06%
Windows XP 26.58%
Windows 8 12.03%
Windows Vista 6.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 26.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.46%
Windows 7 Professional 5.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.49%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.16% of installs come from Egypt
Which countries install it?
  Egypt 17.16%
  Taiwan 16.57%
  United States 13.61%
  Malaysia 9.47%
  BD 7.69%
  India 4.14%
  United Kingdom 2.96%
  Canada 2.96%
  MM 1.78%
  GH 1.78%
  Iran 1.78%
  YE 1.78%
  Hong Kong 1.18%
  Saudi Arabia 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.49%
Hewlett-Packard 20.59%
Acer 16.67%
GIGABYTE 8.82%
ASUS 7.84%
Toshiba 7.84%
American Megatrends 6.86%
Intel 3.92%
Sony 0.98%
Samsung 0.98%
Common models
Dell Vostro 3550 3.77%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.83%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 1.89%
INTEL DG31PR 1.89%
Intel DG41WV 1.89%
Micro-Star MS-7529 1.89%

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