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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,919
United States Rank #3,402
Reach 0.2033%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.27 days
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Average installed length: 267.67 days


9.3.0 100.00%

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K-Lite Codec Pack 9.3.0 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 setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 45.33 MB (47,530,528 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: 45.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by K-Lite Codec Pack 9.3.0 Basic

  • klcp_installer.exe - K-Lite Codec Pack (K-Lite Codec Pack Setup)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • avcodec-lav-54.dll
  • avfilter-lav-3.dll
  • avformat-lav-54.dll
  • avi.dll
  • avresample-lav-0.dll
  • avs.dll
  • avss.dll
  • avutil-lav-51.dll
  • CodecTweakTool.exe
  • ff_libdts.dll - libdts DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_libfaad2.dll - FAAD2 DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_libmad.dll - MPEG Audio Decoder DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_samplerate.dll
  • ff_unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library (RAR decompression library built for ffdshow)
  • ff_wmv9.dll - ffdshow WMV9
  • ffmpeg.dll
  • fourcc.exe
  • gspot.exe (by GSpot Appliance) - GSpot Codec Information Appliance
  • libbluray.dll
  • libmpeg2_ff.dll - mpeg2dec DLL built for ffdshow
  • mkunicode.dll
  • mkx.dll
  • mkzlib.dll
  • mp4.dll
  • msdmo.dll (by Microsoft) - DirectShow (DMO Runtime)
  • SetACL_x64.exe (by Helge Klein) - SetACL (SetACL 2)
  • SetACL_x86.exe (by Helge Klein)
  • swscale-lav-2.dll
  • ts.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • fourcc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E172B339-6E92-4CA6-9785-247D31A03CD7}' (runs on registration).

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 9.3.0 (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) 51%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.58%
Windows 10 41.59%
Windows Vista 3.02%
Windows XP 1.77%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.51%
Windows 8.1 12.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.43%
Windows 7 Professional 8.72%
Windows 10 Home 8.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.99%
  United Kingdom 7.40%
  Germany 6.88%
  Italy 4.88%
  Canada 4.38%
  Netherlands 3.40%
  France 3.24%
  Brazil 2.02%
  Australia 1.87%
  Sweden 1.72%
  Belgium 1.65%
  Spain 1.33%
  India 1.15%
  Finland 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.02%
Samsung 17.31%
Dell 16.99%
Acer 13.70%
ASUS 11.43%
Toshiba 4.78%
Lenovo 3.88%
Medion 1.64%
Intel 1.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.19%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.89%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 3.42%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 2.86%
ASUS All Series 2.40%

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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