84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove HDVidCodec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
43% remove it57% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,793
United States Rank #6,523
Reach 0.1435%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.80 days
731.54 days >
Average installed length: 384.37 days


2.1 Build 26473 100.00%


What is HDVidCodec?

HDVidCodec bundles various adware software during installation including the SweetIM toolbar (which modifies web browser settings such as search).

About  (from Bandoo Media Inc)

The free Windows version of HDVidCodec HD video plugin providing accelerated streaming videos from over 165 video sites such as YouTube. HD video plugin is a powerful tool that let's you enjoy larger, higher resolution videos without the wait. Accelerate High Quality videos with bit rates up to 200 KBps for clearer, ...  Read more


HDVidCodec is a software program developed by Bandoo Media Inc. 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 primary executable is named HDVidCodec.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 4.87 MB (5,106,707 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 24% of users of HDVidCodec come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.
HDVidCodec has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: hdvidcodec.com
URL: www.hdvidcodec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hdvidcodec.com
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\hdvidcodec.com\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 4.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HDVidCodec

Program executable:HDVidCodec.exe
ffdshow Setup
Path:C:\Program Files\hdvidcodec.com\HDVidCodec.exe
Additional files:
  • hdvidextsetup.exe (by Vkxohmk) - Mpozvdusbuucfn (Vpenekob)
  • HDVidCodec.exe - FLVPlayer (FLVPlayer MFC Wrapper)
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HDVidCodec.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DE487A6A-0604-4F0E-BD5C-F7381A689570}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HDVidCodec?

You can uninstall HDVidCodec 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 HDVidCodec, 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 HDVidCodec.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.13%
Windows 10 20.68%
Windows XP 6.57%
Windows Vista 5.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.25%
Windows 7 Professional 7.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.49%
Windows 8.1 5.53%
Windows 8 5.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.39%
  Italy 10.20%
  Germany 9.89%
  United Kingdom 4.57%
  Spain 3.66%
  Canada 3.22%
  Israel 3.12%
  Brazil 1.83%
  Mexico 1.83%
  Greece 1.46%
  Philippines 1.39%
  Australia 1.36%
  India 1.32%
  France 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.63%
Acer 20.48%
Dell 16.76%
ASUS 10.19%
Samsung 6.74%
Toshiba 4.76%
Lenovo 3.61%
Intel 1.37%
American Megatrends 0.88%
Medion 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 10.53%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.32%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.49%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.08%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.08%

About (from Bandoo Media Inc)

We decided to create Bandoo to enrich the instant messaging experience with an easy to use and free collection of new emoticons, winks, nudges and display images.
Publisher URL: www.bandoo.com

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TRover a year ago
Very skeptical of a program that comes with malware.