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What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,500
United States Rank #27,128
Reach 0.0063%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.36 days
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Average installed length: 315.64 days


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Windows Media Codec Pack

What is Windows Media Codec Pack?

Windows Media Codec Pack is desigend to distributed bundled adware in the installer. The program itself just wraps and includes standard open source media players and codecs that are available for free online.


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 main program executable is mplayerc.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 23.14 MB (24,268,532 bytes).
Windows Media Codec Pack has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove Windows Media Codec Pack.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Windows Media Codec Pack
URL: windowsmediacodec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Windows Media Codec Pack
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Codec Pack\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 23.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Media Codec Pack

Program executable:mplayerc.exe
Name:Media Player Classic - Homecinema
Path:C:\Program Files\Windows Media Codec Pack\mplayerc.exe
Additional files:
  • audxlib.dll
  • AutoFix.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Autoplay Repair Wizard
  • ff_kernelDeint.dll
  • ff_liba52.dll
  • ff_libdts.dll
  • ff_libfaad2.dll
  • ff_libmad.dll
  • ff_realaac.dll
  • ff_samplerate.dll
  • ff_theora.dll
  • ff_tremor.dll
  • ff_unrar.dll
  • ff_wmv9.dll
  • libavcodec.dll
  • libmpeg2_ff.dll
  • libmplayer.dll
  • makeAVIS.exe
  • MediaRepair.exe (by MediaCodec.org) - MediaRepair (WECP Media Codec Repair Tool)
  • msvcr80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • regfile.dll
  • TomsMoComp_ff.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • mplayerc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MPCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'MediaPlayerClassic.Autorun' and the action verb 'PlayVideoFiles.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • uninstall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Codec Pack\uninstall.exe'.

How do I remove Windows Media Codec Pack?

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Or, you can uninstall Windows Media Codec Pack 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 Windows Media Codec Pack, 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 Windows Media Codec Pack.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.29%
Windows XP 13.48%
Windows 8 12.36%
Windows Vista 7.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.32%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.82%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.29%
  Brazil 32.35%
  United Kingdom 4.90%
  France 2.94%
  Croatia 2.94%
  Portugal 2.94%
  Argentina 1.96%
  Australia 1.96%
  Canada 1.96%
  Russia 1.96%
  Germany 0.98%
  Indonesia 0.98%
  India 0.98%
  Italy 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.36%
Dell 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 23.21%
Intel 5.36%
American Megatrends 5.36%
ASUS 3.57%
Samsung 3.57%
Compaq 1.79%
Alienware 1.79%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5733 2.90%
Acer Aspire 5250 1.45%
-O N/A 1.45%
Toshiba NB250 1.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 1.45%


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