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Should I remove Update for Codec Pack?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,970
United States Rank #15,686
Reach 0.0244%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.77 days
465.09 days >
Average installed length: 244.37 days

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Update for Codec Pack

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What is Update for Codec Pack?

Update for Codec Pack is the update mechanism for the Install Core software which is an installer which bundles legitimate applications with offers for additional third party applications that may be unwanted by the user. Such third party applications are typically installed onto users’ computers by default, but may include an option to ‘opt-out’ during or after the installation process.

Overview

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 main program executable is updatetask.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Update for Codec Pack.
updatetask.exe (7da568882a6bec171dddcb63be665076) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Agent-ASOG [Trj]
ESET-NOD32 8.9339 Win32/DealPly.M
McAfee 5600.7238 RDN/Generic PUP.x!br3
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7238 RDN/Generic PUP.x!br3
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Trojan.82f
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1218
Update for Codec Pack 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: Update for Codec Pack
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local\digitalsites\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local\DigitalSites\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe /Uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by Update for Codec Pack

Program executable:updatetask.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local\digitalsites\updateproc\updatetask.exe
MD5:7da568882a6bec171dddcb63be665076

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'At1' (runs daily at 18.36).

How do I remove Update for Codec Pack?

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Or, you can uninstall Update for Codec Pack 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Update for Codec Pack, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Update for Codec Pack.
  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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#12,970

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.54%
Windows 10 26.96%
Windows XP 9.98%
Windows Vista 5.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.99%
Windows 8.1 11.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.64%
Windows 7 Professional 9.42%
Windows 8 5.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.40%
  Italy 13.61%
  Brazil 10.72%
  United Kingdom 8.45%
  France 8.04%
  Germany 4.95%
  Egypt 3.92%
  Spain 3.51%
  Mexico 3.51%
  Netherlands 3.51%
  Japan 1.44%
  Russia 1.44%
  AO 0.21%
  BB 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.48%
Acer 23.69%
Dell 16.03%
ASUS 11.15%
Toshiba 5.92%
Samsung 5.92%
GIGABYTE 4.88%
Lenovo 1.74%
Sahara 1.39%
Intel 1.05%
MSI 1.05%
American Megatrends 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.61%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.63%
ASUS All Series 1.97%
Acer Aspire 5732Z 1.97%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.97%

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