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Should I remove XP Codec Pack?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,628
United States Rank #11,756
Reach 0.0775%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.66 days
478.51 days >
Average installed length: 251.42 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.5.7 9.30%
2.5.6 5.62%
2.5.5 7.00%
2.5.4 2.58%
2.5.3 59.39%
2.5.2 16.11%

XP Codec Pack

What is XP Codec Pack?  (from XP Codec Pack Team)

XP Codec Pack is one of the most complete codec packs which helps you to play all major audio and video formats. And... to enjoy your multimedia experience, instead of 3 or 4 different players you get one, simple integrated player that plays almost all audio and video files: Media Player Classic.

Overview

XP Codec Pack is a program developed by XP Codec Pack Team. The most used version is 2.5.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 89 files and is usually about 15.21 MB (15,950,383 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 28% of users of XP Codec Pack come from Brazil, it is also popular in the United States and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\xp codec pack
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\XP Codec Pack\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 15.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XP Codec Pack

  • Uninstall.exe
  • pncrt.dll (by Real Networks, Inc) - RealPlayer/RealServer (Real Networks C/C++ Runtime Library)
  • VSFilter.dll (by Gabest) - VSFilter (VobSub & TextSub filter for DirectShow/VirtualDub/Avisynth)
  • OptimFROG.dll (by Florin Ghido, [email protected]) - OptimFROG Lossless/DualStream Audio Compression, http://www.LosslessAudio.org (OptimFROG Lossless/DualStream DLL Library)
  • Drvc.dll (by RealNetworks) - RealVideo 8+9 (32-bit) (RealVideo 8+9)
  • Cook.dll (by RealNetworks) - Cooker G2 Audio Codec for RealAudio(tm) (32-bit) (Cooker G2 Audio Codec for RealAudio(tm))
  • drv1.dll - RealVideo 1.0 (32-bit) (RealVideo 1.0)
  • drv2.dll - RealVideo G2 (32-bit) (RealVideo G2)
  • ac3config.exe
  • sherlock2.exe
  • Atrc.dll - RealAudio 8, Sony ATRAC3 audio codec (Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec for RealAudio 8(tm))
  • Rv10.dll
  • Rv20.dll
  • Rv30.dll - RealVideo (32-bit) (RealVideo)
  • Rv40.dll
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx9_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • HFE.exe
  • hxltcolor.dll - RealPlayer 10 (Helix DNA Color Conversion Library)
  • mpc-hc.exe (by MPC-HC Team) - Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpciconlib.dll (by MPC-HC Team) - Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Icon Library
  • mpcresources.br.dll - DLL de Linguagem - Português (Brasil)
  • mpcresources.by.dll - Belarusian language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.ca.dll - Recurs llenguatge Català per Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.cz.dll
  • mpcresources.de.dll - German language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.el.dll - Greek language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.es.dll - Recurso lenguage Español para Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.eu.dll - Basque language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.fr.dll - Ressource language Français pour Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.he.dll - Hebrew language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.hu.dll - Hungarian language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.hy.dll - Armenian language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.it.dll - Italian language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.ja.dll - Japanese language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.kr.dll - Korean language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.nl.dll - Dutch language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.pl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • mpc-hc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MPCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'MediaPlayerClassic.Autorun' and the action verb 'PlayVideoFiles.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ac3config.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E156B8EF-15CB-417E-8BAD-6DC9EE829B14}' (runs on registration).
  • mpc-hc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED1A8C86-4170-4A60-8BD3-C087755636F2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mpc-hc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MPC Homecinema\mpc-hc.exe'.

How do I remove XP Codec Pack?

Quickly and completely remove XP Codec Pack from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall XP 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 XP 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 XP Codec Pack.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#6,628

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.09%
Windows XP 36.74%
Windows 8 10.13%
Windows Vista 2.76%
Windows Server 2003 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 37.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.85%
Windows 7 Professional 7.83%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.32%
Windows 8 Pro 2.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.09% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 28.09%
  United States 17.67%
  Germany 9.98%
  Spain 3.89%
  Egypt 2.92%
  United Kingdom 2.56%
  Argentina 2.21%
  Poland 2.03%
  Portugal 1.86%
  Mexico 1.86%
  Australia 1.50%
  Canada 1.41%
  Romania 1.33%
  Italy 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.68%
Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
GIGABYTE 12.94%
Acer 12.94%
Intel 6.89%
ASUS 6.55%
American Megatrends 6.39%
Samsung 5.55%
Sahara 3.70%
Lenovo 3.36%
Toshiba 2.35%
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Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 2.25%

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