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Should I remove Codec Package Packages?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,022
United States Rank #17,282
Reach 0.0271%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.72 days
552.28 days >
Average installed length: 290.18 days

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Codec Package Packages

What is Codec Package Packages?

The software 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)

The downloader manages the entire download process of your software from start to finish. If any offers are accepted, the download manager will include a bundle uninstaller (named "[downloadname] Packages") that will help uninstall all the offers that were included with the download as a group instead of individually. ...  Read more


The main program executable is uninstaller.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The setup package is about 1.06 MB (1,114,624 bytes) when donwloaded.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Codec Package 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 Package 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:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\codec package packages
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Codec Package Packages\uninstaller.exe /Uninstall /NM="Codec Package Packages" /AN="" /MBN="Codec Pack
Estimated size: 1.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Codec Package Packages

Program executable:uninstaller.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\codec package packages\uninstaller.exe

How do I remove Codec Package Packages?

You can uninstall Codec Package 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 Package 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 Package 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) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.79%
Windows 10 15.73%
Windows XP 12.17%
Windows Vista 4.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.89%
Windows 7 Professional 11.13%
Windows 8.1 4.91%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.46%
  Brazil 20.89%
  India 8.93%
  United Kingdom 8.57%
  Germany 7.50%
  Japan 3.93%
  Spain 3.75%
  France 3.39%
  Mexico 2.86%
  UA 2.68%
  Poland 2.68%
  Italy 2.32%
  Turkey 1.79%
  Russia 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.92%
Dell 21.89%
Acer 18.52%
Samsung 10.10%
ASUS 6.73%
Lenovo 5.39%
American Megatrends 2.02%
Intel 2.02%
Toshiba 2.02%
Sahara 1.01%
Common models
Positivo Positivo Mobile 4.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.34%
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 2.34%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.75%


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