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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 #11,713
United States Rank #24,172
Reach 0.0283%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.10 days
268.45 days >
Average installed length: 141.05 days


7.02.01 36.45%
7.01.19 63.55%

Storm Codec


Storm Codec is a program developed by BaoFeng. The most used version is 7.01.19, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is uninst7.02.01.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 41.69 MB (43,715,828 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 28% of users of Storm Codec come from Egypt, it is also popular in the United States and Malaysia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.baofeng.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ringz Studio\Storm Codec
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ringz Studio\Storm Codec\uninst7.02.01.exe
Estimated size: 41.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Storm Codec

Program executable:uninst7.02.01.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ringz studio\storm codec\uninst7.02.01.exe
Additional files:
  • mplayerc.exe (by Gabest) - Media Player Classic
  • QTPlugin.ocx (by Apple) - QuickTime Control (The QuickTime Control allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages.)
  • PictureViewer.exe (by Apple) - QuickTime (PictureViewer)
  • QTOControl.dll - QuickTime Control
  • QTOLibrary.dll - QuickTime Library
  • QTTask.exe - QuickTime Task
  • QTUIPanelControl.dll - QuickTime UI Panel Control
  • QuickTimePlayer.dll - QuickTime Player
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • mplayerc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MPCPlayMusicFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'MediaPlayerClassic.Autorun' and the action verb 'PlayMusicFiles.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PictureViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{59B81E13-9FE0-4FDB-838B-883F7568B0EF}' (runs on registration).
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{643A96A2-5B9A-4248-9806-936994C581B9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • QTTask.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named QuickTime Task_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • QTTask.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'QuickTime Task' and executes as "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime.
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'QuickTime Player' and executes as C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • QTTask.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LexStart' which loads as "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe'.
  • QTTask.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe'.
  • PictureViewer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\QuickTime\PictureViewer.exe'.
Network connections
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe connects to nwk-qtsoftware.apple.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006650126%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026166%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00040335%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,268,791
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.96 KB
435.61 KB average
Memory:3.31 MB
Total CPU:0.0003655486%
Kernel CPU:0.00027907%
User CPU:0.00008648%
Memory:39.65 MB
Total CPU:2.8005853186%
Kernel CPU:1.50618291%
User CPU:1.29440241%
CPU cycles/sec:168,725,470
I/O reads/min:4.11 MB
I/O writes/min:4.22 KB

How do I remove Storm Codec?

You can uninstall Storm Codec 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 Storm Codec, 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 Storm Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.35%
Windows XP 17.95%
Windows 10 13.64%
Windows Vista 3.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 42.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.30%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.37%
Windows 7 Professional 9.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.70%
Windows 8 Pro 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.24% of installs come from Egypt
Which countries install it?
  Egypt 28.24%
  United States 12.59%
  Malaysia 8.45%
  Taiwan 8.09%
  Saudi Arabia 4.86%
  IQ 4.68%
  BD 2.16%
  Hong Kong 1.44%
  Italy 1.44%
  Germany 1.26%
  YE 1.26%
  MA 1.08%
  Singapore 1.08%
  TN 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.24%
Hewlett-Packard 21.76%
Acer 15.70%
ASUS 9.92%
Toshiba 4.41%
Lenovo 2.75%
Samsung 2.20%
Sahara 1.38%
Intel 0.83%
American Megatrends 0.55%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 5.86%
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 4.50%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.15%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.70%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.70%


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