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Should I remove Media Player Packages?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,133
United States Rank #10,264
Reach 0.0307%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.94 days
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Average installed length: 216.03 days

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Media Player Packages

What is Media Player Packages?

Media Player Packages uses the InstallCore Click run software which is an installer that bundles legitimate applications that may also offer additional third party applications that may be unwanted by the user. Such third party applications are typically installed onto users’ computers by default, but also include an option to ‘opt-out’ during or after the installation process. Typical bundled installs include DealPly as well as other potentially unwanted programs.

About  (from installCore)

Media Player Packages is a free simple to install package of codecs used for playing back movie and music files. After installation you will be able to play 99.9% of files through your media player, along with XCDs, VCDs, and SVCDs. Additional file associations are applied to make Windows Media Player play BDMV (unencr...  Read more


The primary executable is named uninstaller.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 1.06 MB (1,114,624 bytes). The installed file appupdatercommon.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Media Player Packages.
uninstaller.exe (171a88a7d490d1cd9f5a1401f8bc3415) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/InstallCore.Gen
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.peo
Comodo Security 17038 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.Packed.194
ESET-NOD32 8.8869 a variant of Win32/InstallCore.AZ
F-Prot v6. W32/InstallCore.W2.gen
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.14BE36BF
VIPRE Antivirus 22042 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Media Player Packages has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\media player packages
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\MEDIAP~1\UninstallPackages\Uninstall.exe /Uninstall /NM="Media Player Packages"
Estimated size: 1.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Media Player Packages

Program executable:uninstaller.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Internet application
Internet application Setup
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\media player packages\uninstaller.exe
Additional files:
  • 1394.dll (by PC-Doctor) - PC-Doctor for Windows (PC-Doctor Module)
  • 1394Info.dll (by PC-Doctor)
  • applauncher.exe
  • appupdatercommon.dll - appupdatercommon
  • Asapi.dll
  • asapicsharp.dll
  • Ata.dll
  • AtaInfo.dll
  • Audio.dll
  • Battery.dll
  • BatteryInfo.dll
  • boost-serialization.dll
  • Bugcheck.dll
  • CEGUIBase-0.dll
  • CEGUICoreWindowRendererSet.dll
  • CEGUIFreeImageImageCodec.dll
  • CEGUIOgreRenderer-0.dll
  • CEGUITinyXMLParser.dll
  • ClientRecordManager.dll
  • CommandLine.dll
  • Common.dll
  • CSharpCommon.dll
  • Csmi.dll
  • cudart.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA CUDA 2.3 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 2.3)
  • CudaTest.dll
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx10_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D 10.1 Extensions
  • d3dx11_43.dll
  • d3dx9_43.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • Dapi5.dll
  • DataStore.dll
  • DataStoreCSharp.dll

How do I remove Media Player Packages?

You can uninstall Media Player Packages 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 Media Player Packages, 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 Media Player Packages.
  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) 54%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.45%
Windows 10 24.01%
Windows XP 10.93%
Windows Vista 7.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.02%
Windows 8.1 10.35%
Windows 7 Professional 7.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.47%
  Russia 7.52%
  Brazil 7.39%
  France 5.34%
  Germany 4.65%
  Italy 4.65%
  Netherlands 3.69%
  India 3.42%
  United Kingdom 2.60%
  Spain 2.19%
  Belgium 1.92%
  Turkey 1.78%
  Thailand 0.82%
  Argentina 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.95%
Dell 19.25%
Acer 17.11%
ASUS 7.22%
Toshiba 5.35%
Lenovo 5.08%
Samsung 5.08%
American Megatrends 2.41%
Intel 2.14%
MSI 1.07%
Sahara 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.82%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.01%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.01%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.41%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.41%


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