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Average installed length: 278.28 days


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K-Lite Codec Pack 6.0.4 Basic

What is K-Lite Codec Pack Basic?

K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of audio and video codecs for Microsoft Windows that enables the operating system and its software to play various audio and video formats generally not supported by the operating system itself. The Full edition includes 31 additional components and four additional tools beyond those included in the Standard edition, as well as adding video encoding capabilities to Microsoft Windows PCs. However, no encoding or conversion tool is included in the package.

About  (from Codec Guide)

The basic variant contains everything you need to play all the common video file formats. Such as AVI, MKV, MP4, OGM, and FLV. This pack is for those who like a small no-nonsense pack. It is small, but powerful.


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named unins002.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 14.56 MB (15,264,000 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: codecguide.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by K-Lite Codec Pack 6.0.4 Basic

Program executable:unins002.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\k-lite codec pack\unins002.exe
Additional files:
  • klcp_installer.exe - K-Lite Mega Codec Pack (K-Lite Mega Codec Pack Setup)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A438BFB5-2F36-4BD4-A5C0-F517E46682D1}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe'.

How do I remove K-Lite Codec Pack Basic?

You can uninstall K-Lite Codec Pack Basic 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 K-Lite Codec Pack 6.0.4 (Basic), 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 K-Lite Codec Pack Basic.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.70%
Windows 10 24.37%
Windows XP 6.17%
Windows Vista 5.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.36%
Windows 7 Professional 9.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.41%
Windows 8.1 8.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.57% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 65.57%
  United States 6.48%
  Italy 3.70%
  Austria 3.66%
  Poland 2.87%
  Taiwan 1.94%
  Switzerland 1.53%
  France 1.50%
  United Kingdom 1.42%
  Belgium 1.07%
  Australia 1.01%
  Netherlands 0.97%
  Brazil 0.93%
  Canada 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.45%
Medion 22.02%
Hewlett-Packard 14.24%
Dell 10.75%
ASUS 8.87%
Toshiba 3.60%
Lenovo 2.49%
Intel 2.33%
Samsung 2.20%
American Megatrends 1.40%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.86%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.99%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.77%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.08%
ASUS All Series 2.67%

About Codec Guide

Codec Guide is the organization that developes the K-Lite Codec Pack which is a collection of audio and video codecs for Windows that enables the OS and installed software to play various audio and video formats not supported by Windows itself.
Publisher URL: codecguide.com


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