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Should I remove Codec Pack Packages?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,877
United States Rank #7,936
Reach 0.0797%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.20 days
861.38 days >
Average installed length: 452.59 days

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Codec Pack Packages

What is Codec Pack Packages?

Codec Pack Packages uses the InstallCore Click run software which is an installer that bundles legitimate applications that may also offer additional third party applications that may be unwanted by the user. Such third party applications are typically installed onto users’ computers by default, but also include an option to ‘opt-out’ during or after the installation process. Typical bundled installs include DealPly as well as other potentially unwanted programs.

About  (from installCore)

This product is totally free and offers the user additional bundle products that may include advertisement. the software can be installed without any additional software by opting out of the offerings. All additional bundle products are available for free from the manufacturer website. Some of the advertisements you se...  Read more


The main program executable is uninstaller.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.06 MB (1,114,624 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Codec Pack Packages.
uninstaller.exe (8c7fb9078a63b7e5e899e7a2dbb0db53) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/InstallCore.Gen
Dr.Web Adware.InstallCore.90
ESET-NOD32 8.9264 Win32/InstallCore.AZ
F-Prot v6. W32/InstallCore.W.gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.XPACK-LNR/Heur!1.5594
Vba32 AntiVirus BScope.P2P-Worm.Palevo
Codec Pack Packages has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.installcore.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\codec pack packages
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Codec Pack Packages\uninstaller.exe /Uninstall /NM="Codec Pack Packages" /AN="" /MBN="Codec Pack Packages"
Estimated size: 1.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Codec Pack Packages

Program executable:uninstaller.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Internet application
Internet application Setup
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\codec pack packages\uninstaller.exe

How do I remove Codec Pack Packages?

You can uninstall Codec Pack Packages 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Codec Pack Packages, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Codec Pack Packages.
  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) 57%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.51%
Windows 10 21.39%
Windows XP 10.06%
Windows Vista 6.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.76%
Windows 7 Professional 9.70%
Windows 8.1 6.49%
Windows 8 5.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.59%
  Brazil 13.68%
  Germany 9.89%
  Italy 9.04%
  France 7.78%
  United Kingdom 6.33%
  Spain 3.56%
  Japan 3.38%
  Poland 2.65%
  Russia 2.29%
  Netherlands 2.29%
  Mexico 2.17%
  Argentina 1.99%
  UA 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.04%
Acer 21.66%
Dell 16.96%
ASUS 9.63%
Samsung 6.46%
Toshiba 5.80%
Lenovo 2.95%
American Megatrends 1.31%
Sahara 1.20%
NEC 1.09%
Medion 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.77%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.77%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.32%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.03%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 1.74%


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