84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove DivX Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,865
United States Rank #3,000
Reach 0.3583%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.27 days
597.88 days >
Average installed length: 314.14 days


6.9.1 12.32%
6.8.5 23.18%
6.8.4 3.09%
6.8.3 1.66%
6.8.2 17.90%
6.8.0 3.84%
6.7.0 1.59%
6.6.1 30.76%
6.6.0 0.20%
6.5.1 2.49%
6.5.0 0.17%
6.4.0 0.96%
6.2.5 1.84%

Typically installed together

DivX Codec

What is DivX Codec?

The DivX Plus Codec Pack is an upgrade to the former DivX Community Codec, which enables system-wide playback of MPEG-4 ASP and H.264 video (DivX Plus files). This pack includes a free H.264 decoder with optional DXVA hardware acceleration that can be activated in the control panel.

About  (from DivX)

Codec Pack includes a full set of codecs, filters and splitters that powers Converter, Player and Web Player. And you can use Codec Pack’s pre-set profiles to output video for your DivX Certified Home Theater, HD or Mobile devices using your favorite video editing applications. With advanced encoding settings and hardw...  Read more


The most used version is 6.6.1, 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 main program executable is config.exe. The software installer includes 109 files and is usually about 1.29 MB (1,353,456 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.divx.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Codec
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DivX\DivXCodecUninstall.exe /CODEC
Estimated size: 1.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DivX Codec

Program executable:config.exe
Name:Config App.
Path:C:\Program Files\divx\divx codec\config.exe
Additional files:
  • DivXWMPExtType.dll - DivXWMPExtType
  • DivXsm.exe - DivX Inc. divxsm (divxsm)
  • DivX EKG.exe (by DivXNetworks) - DivX EKG (DivX EKG Application)
  • DivXDRA1031.dll (by DivXNetworks)
  • DivXDRA1033.dll
  • DivXDRA1036.dll - Application EKG DivX
  • DivXDRA1041.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • config.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AA8EEF36-D0EF-4907-9F5D-9C886F09F22A}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove DivX Codec?

You can uninstall DivX Codec 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 DivX Codec, 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 DivX Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.77%
Windows Vista 18.91%
Windows 10 17.21%
Windows XP 17.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.02%
Windows 7 Professional 8.10%
Windows 8.1 4.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.13%
  Germany 23.74%
  France 5.57%
  Italy 5.25%
  United Kingdom 4.16%
  Canada 2.28%
  Austria 1.96%
  Australia 1.88%
  Spain 1.84%
  India 1.69%
  Netherlands 1.66%
  Israel 1.51%
  Belgium 1.17%
  Japan 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.65%
Dell 19.49%
Acer 17.62%
Intel 7.46%
ASUS 7.30%
Medion 7.20%
Toshiba 4.08%
American Megatrends 3.48%
Sahara 1.72%
Lenovo 1.64%
Samsung 1.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.08%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.15%
ASUS All Series 4.47%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.54%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.36%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.19%

About DivX

DivX is a well-liked digital media format powering a worldwide ecosystem of content, program & consumer electronics devices.
Publisher URL: www.divx.com


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