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Should I remove GPL MPEG-1/2 DirectShow Decoder Filter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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Average installed length: 535.58 days


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GPL MPEG-1/2 DirectShow Decoder Filter


GPL MPEG-1/2 DirectShow Decoder Filter is a program developed by Peter Wimmer. The setup package is about 606.5 KB (621,056 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 45% of users of GPL MPEG-1/2 DirectShow Decoder Filter come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\java\update\base images\j2re1.4.2-b28
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{870815CA-6B60-47B6-88DD-A67F42D2F03E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 606.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove GPL MPEG-1/2 DirectShow Decoder Filter?

You can uninstall GPL MPEG-1/2 DirectShow Decoder Filter 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 GPL MPEG-1/2 DirectShow Decoder Filter, 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 GPL MPEG-1/2 DirectShow Decoder Filter.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.25%
Windows XP 15.25%
Windows 10 13.15%
Windows Vista 12.22%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.60%
Windows 7 Professional 8.78%
Windows 10 Home 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.61%
  Germany 6.90%
  United Kingdom 6.41%
  Japan 4.76%
  Canada 4.76%
  Netherlands 2.53%
  France 2.33%
  Italy 2.33%
  Australia 2.04%
  Belgium 1.46%
  Sweden 1.17%
  Israel 1.17%
  Spain 1.07%
  Hungary 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.74%
Dell 24.54%
Acer 17.59%
ASUS 6.95%
Toshiba 3.48%
American Megatrends 3.07%
Intel 2.45%
Lenovo 2.04%
Sahara 1.84%
Samsung 1.02%
Medion 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.31%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.54%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.54%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.65%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.21%


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