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Should I remove Remove Windows 8 Codecs?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,280
United States Rank #34,596
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.57 days
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Average installed length: 194.80 days


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Remove Windows 8 Codecs

What is Remove Windows 8 Codecs?

Bundles a number of adware products during setup and install including web browser toolbars.

About  (from OutBrowse LTD)

Windows 8 Codecs is an audio and video codec package for Windows 8. The installer will automatically remove most other popular codec releases from your computer before installing this concise yet comprehensive package. You won't need to make any adjustments or tweaks to enjoy your media content immediately. Windows Med...  Read more


Remove Windows 8 Codecs is a software program developed by OutBrowse LTD. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 36.3 MB (38,068,448 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 27% of users of Remove Windows 8 Codecs come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Remove Windows 8 Codecs has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Windows 8 Codecs ®
URL: windows8codecs.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Windows 8 Codecs\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Windows 8 Codecs\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 36.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Remove Windows 8 Codecs

  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe
  • avcodec-lav-53.dll
  • avformat-lav-53.dll
  • avutil-lav-51.dll
  • libbluray.dll
  • VSFilter.dll (by MPC-HC Team) - VSFilter (VobSub & TextSub filter for DirectShow/VirtualDub/Avisynth)

How do I remove Remove Windows 8 Codecs?

You can uninstall Remove Windows 8 Codecs 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 Remove Windows 8 Codecs, 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 Remove Windows 8 Codecs.
  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 10 95%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 94.81%
Windows 7 3.70%
Windows XP 1.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 24.44%
Windows 8 Pro 17.04%
Windows 8 14.07%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.93%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.12%
  United Kingdom 7.63%
  Italy 7.63%
  France 5.08%
  Brazil 4.24%
  Canada 4.24%
  Netherlands 4.24%
  Egypt 2.54%
  Finland 2.54%
  Sweden 2.54%
  Australia 1.69%
  Czech Republic 1.69%
  Germany 1.69%
  Spain 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.53%
Acer 19.15%
Dell 14.89%
ASUS 14.89%
Samsung 8.51%
Toshiba 4.26%
Lenovo 3.19%
Intel 2.13%
American Megatrends 2.13%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 660s 1.96%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.96%
Packard Bell EasyNote TE6... 1.96%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 1.96%
Dell XPS 8700 1.96%
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 ... 1.96%


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