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Should I remove Premiumplay Codec-C?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,411
United States Rank #11,958
Reach 0.0227%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 43.16 days
1273.32 days >
Average installed length: 669.03 days


VersionDistribution 81.43%

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Premiumplay Codec-C

What is Premiumplay Codec-C?  (from Monetize Way)

The PremiumPlay Codec-C is a first of its kind solution. It Checks what kind of Codec’s the user has on his commuter in order make sure that he is using the correct one – so with the PremiumPlay Codec-C the user maximizes his streaming video experience. The user will never have to watch movies with the wrong codec.


Premiumplay Codec-C is a software program developed by Monetize Way. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Premiumplay Codec-C.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 3.42 MB (3,586,442 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 48% of users of Premiumplay Codec-C come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Premiumplay Codec-C.
Premiumplay Codec-C.dll (8f3246724b1204d8fcf6e80a8ca06ec9) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8392 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
PC Tools 2013 Adware.Crossid!rem
Symantec 6/30/2013 rev. 1 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.181 TROJ_GEN.R47H1HF
VIPRE Antivirus 18252 Adware.Crossid
Premiumplay Codec-C.exe (409ef1e9ae6ea9a17765d414fa514413) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG SmartShopper.K
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.AQ
Bkav FE W32.Clodea6.Trojan.719a
ESET-NOD32 9167 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
K7GW 9.174.10498 Trojan ( 0048bcdd1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee Artemis!409EF1E9AE6E
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!409EF1E9AE6E
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 24310 Crossrider (fs)
Uninstall.exe (cf03a9e249c79d0e9bf3c4d23343c43b) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG SmartShopper.K
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.AmjA
Bkav FE HW32.CDB.96ed
ESET-NOD32 9180 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
K7GW 9.174.10530 Trojan ( 0048bcdd1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 VIRUS_UNKNOWN
McAfee Artemis!CF03A9E249C7
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!CF03A9E249C7
VIPRE Antivirus 24446 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 24 all detections
Premiumplay Codec-C 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

Displayed publisher: WebPicks
URL: allpremiumsoft.com/index8.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\premiumplay codec-c
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Premiumplay Codec-C\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Premiumplay Codec-C

Program module:Premiumplay Codec-C.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Premiumplay Codec-C
Premiumplay Codec-C BHO
Path:C:\Program Files\premiumplay codec-c\Premiumplay Codec-C.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Premiumplay Codec-C.dll (by WebPicks) - Premiumplay Codec-C (Premiumplay Codec-C BHO)
  • (Malware detected) Premiumplay Codec-C.exe (by WebPicks) - Premiumplay Codec-C exe
  • Premiumplay Codec-CGui.exe
  • (Malware detected) Uninstall.exe - Premiumplay Codec-C Installer
  • jquery.js
  • json.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Premiumplay Codec-C.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Premiumplay Codec-C' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011041135} (CrossriderApp0000435).

How do I remove Premiumplay Codec-C?

You can uninstall Premiumplay Codec-C 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 Premiumplay Codec-C, 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 Premiumplay Codec-C.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Premiumplay Codec-C you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.29%
Windows Vista 12.47%
Windows XP 5.35%
Windows 10 2.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 63.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.18%
Windows 7 Professional 4.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.58%
  Canada 9.69%
  United Kingdom 8.98%
  Belgium 3.95%
  Israel 2.51%
  DK 2.33%
  Ireland 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.33%
  Australia 1.97%
  Sweden 1.97%
  United Arab Emirates 1.62%
  Germany 1.44%
  Norway 1.44%
  Finland 1.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.41%
Dell 21.15%
Acer 16.35%
ASUS 8.97%
Toshiba 8.33%
Samsung 4.17%
Lenovo 2.24%
Sony 1.28%
American Megatrends 0.96%
Alienware 0.64%
Gateway 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.02%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.02%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.52%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 3.52%
Acer Aspire 5742 3.02%

About (from Monetize Way)

PremiumPlay professionals are here to help you build tailor made streaming solutions to create the best customer experience for your site and applications.
Publisher URL: allpremiumsoft.com


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