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Should I remove InstaCodecs?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,631
United States Rank #2,930
Reach 0.0849%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 35.87 days
1058.29 days >
Average installed length: 556.05 days


1.0 100.00%


What is InstaCodecs?

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About  (from Video-Buzz.com)

Play 99% of all the video files on the internet with InstaCodecs! InstaCodecs is a DirectShow decoding filter for decompressing DivX movies. It supports all of the following movie file types: XviD, H.264, FLV1, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, MPEG-4. InstaCodecs now also includes converting technology for both audio and video ...  Read more
  • Known to include offers within the setup
InstaCodecs 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.video-buzz.com/download/Video/InstaCodecs
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\InstaCodecs\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstaCodecs\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 15.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by InstaCodecs

  • ff_libmad.dll - MPEG Audio Decoder DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_samplerate.dll - libsamplerate DLL built for ffdshow
  • libmpeg2_ff.dll - mpeg2dec DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_liba52.dll - liba52 DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_libdts.dll - libdts DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_libfaad2.dll - FAAD2 DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library (RAR decompression library built for ffdshow)
  • ff_kernelDeint.dll - KernelDeint for ffdshow
  • TomsMoComp_ff.dll - TomsMoComp for ffdshow
  • ff_wmv9.dll - ffdshow WMV9
  • ff_tremor.dll
  • ff_x264.dll
  • ffmpeg.dll
  • libmplayer.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe
  • xvidcore.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8EDBBED7-F14C-47DA-928D-97D666B12E17}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove InstaCodecs?

You can uninstall InstaCodecs 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 InstaCodecs, 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 InstaCodecs.
  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) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.20%
Windows Vista 13.31%
Windows 10 12.11%
Windows XP 10.26%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.15%
Windows 7 Professional 8.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.85%
Windows 10 Home 2.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.79%
  Germany 2.71%
  United Kingdom 2.25%
  Canada 1.58%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  Italy 1.13%
  Spain 1.05%
  France 0.64%
  Australia 0.30%
  Iran 0.15%
  Russia 0.11%
  Brazil 0.08%
  UA 0.08%
  Sweden 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.61%
Dell 30.39%
Acer 11.79%
Toshiba 8.92%
Intel 2.49%
ASUS 2.40%
Lenovo 1.34%
American Megatrends 0.96%
Medion 0.77%
Gateway 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.72%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.28%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.44%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.43%
Dell XPS 8300 2.43%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.02%


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