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Codec Pack for Windows 7 Full Package


Codec Pack for Windows 7 Full Package is a software program developed by Thoosje. 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 mpc-hc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 39.28 MB (41,184,132 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 47% of users of Codec Pack for Windows 7 Full Package come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freemediacodecs.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Codec Pack for Windows 7
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Codec Pack for Windows 7\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 39.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Codec Pack for Windows 7 Full Package

Program executable:mpc-hc.exe
Name:Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
Signed by:MPC-HC - Open Source Developer
Path:C:\Program Files\codec pack for windows 7\mpc\mpc-hc.exe
Media Player Classic (MPC) is a compact media player for 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows. The application mimics the look and feel of the old, lightweight Windows Media Player 6.4 but integrates most options and features found in modern...
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe
  • ac3config.exe
  • avi.dll
  • avs.dll
  • avss.dll
  • CodecTweakTool.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • D3DX9_41.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D 9 Extensions)
  • dsconfig.exe (by MONOGRAM Multimedia, s.r.o) - DSConfig
  • dsmux.exe
  • dxr.dll
  • ff_kernelDeint.dll
  • ff_liba52.dll
  • ff_libdts.dll
  • ff_libfaad2.dll
  • ff_libmad.dll
  • ff_samplerate.dll
  • ff_tremor.dll
  • ff_unrar.dll
  • ff_wmv9.dll
  • ff_x264.dll
  • ffavisynth.dll
  • ffmpegmt.dll
  • FLT_ffdshow.dll
  • fourcc.exe
  • gdsmux.exe
  • graphstudio.exe (by MONOGRAM Mutimedia s.r.o) - MONOGRAM GraphStudio (GraphStudio)
  • iconv.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • libavcodec.dll
  • libmpeg2_ff.dll
  • libmplayer.dll
  • makeAVIS.exe
  • mediainfo.dll (by http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net) - MediaInfoLib (Library to read info about media files)
  • mediainfo.exe
  • minicalc.exe
  • mkunicode.dll
  • mkv2vfr.exe
  • mkx.dll
  • mkzlib.dll
  • mp4.dll
  • mpciconlib.dll
  • ogm.dll
  • SetACL_x86.exe - SetACL (SetACL 2)
  • SetFileAssoc.exe
  • StatsReader.exe - StatsReader
  • TomsMoComp_ff.dll
  • ts.dll
  • VobSubStrip.exe
  • VSFilter.dll (by Gabest) - VSFilter (VobSub & TextSub filter for DirectShow/VirtualDub/Avisynth)
  • xmllite.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft XML Core Services (Microsoft XmlLite Library)
  • xvidcore.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • mpc-hc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (MPCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival).
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • minicalc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F3D09E20-79F7-44C6-B125-C854C0830951}' (runs on registration).
  • fourcc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E172B339-6E92-4CA6-9785-247D31A03CD7}' (runs on registration).
  • StatsReader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC6835CD-86F2-4766-919D-5D494E60D9A2}' (runs on registration).
  • ac3config.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C9A74298-8B7C-4D6F-9D28-277C8C6002D0}'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ac3config.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\XP Codec Pack\filters\ac3config.exe'.

How do I remove Codec Pack for Windows 7 Full Package?

You can uninstall Codec Pack for Windows 7 Full Package 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 for Windows 7 (Full Package), 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 for Windows 7 Full Package.

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win XP 3%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.33%
Windows 10 3.33%
Windows XP 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.00%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 8 Pro 3.33%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.51%
  Netherlands 6.98%
  Canada 6.98%
  Spain 4.65%
  Italy 4.65%
  Norway 2.33%
  Australia 2.33%
  Russia 2.33%
  Sweden 2.33%
  India 2.33%
  Indonesia 2.33%
  Philippines 2.33%
  Croatia 2.33%
  BA 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.92%
Dell 19.23%
ASUS 15.38%
Acer 15.38%
Lenovo 3.85%
Intel 3.85%
American Megatrends 3.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 10.00%
Gigabyte M61PME-S2P 10.00%
Micro-Star MS-7519 5.00%
LENOVO 2359CTO 5.00%
Hewlett-Packard s5740uk 5.00%
Hewlett-Packard p6620f 5.00%


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