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Should I remove Windows 7 Codec Pack?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,186
United States Rank #8,917
Reach 0.0493%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.04 days
620.73 days >
Average installed length: 326.14 days


4.0.8 100.00%

Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8

What is Windows 7 Codec Pack?

From Cole Williams, this software contains multiple media codecs. Note, the Windows 7 Codec Pack installed various adware including the SearchMe toolbar by Spigot during installation.

About  (from windows7codecs.com)

Windows 7 Codec Pack is an easy way to install all main stream codecs to play movie and music files downloaded from the internet or ripped from original discs. Installation is made simple with an easy install option and the most functional setting are automatically applied. Popular file types are set to play in Windows...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 installer includes 28 files and is usually about 964.39 KB (987,535 bytes).
Windows 7 Codec Pack 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 7 Codec Pack
URL: www.windows7codecs.com
Installation folder: C:\windows\syswow64\c2mp
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\C2MP\Uninst.exe
Estimated size: 964.39 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8

  • CleanUp.exe (by Media Player - Codec Pack) - Media Player - Codec Pack
  • CleanUp_x64.exe (by Media Player - Codec Pack)
  • Uninst.exe
  • CodecSettings.exe
  • TrayMenu.exe
  • UpdateChecker.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UpdateChecker.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EDD67A78-9791-4953-BC40-FC0174EC9E25}' (runs on registration).
  • CodecSettings.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61DBCF86-3CAC-47DC-98F7-78ACC3896F5C}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • TrayMenu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TrayMenu.
Startup File (User Run)
  • UpdateChecker.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Codec Pack Update Checker' and executes as "C:\Windows\system32\C2MP\UpdateChecker.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000113568%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000856%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000279%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Windows 7 Codec Pack?

You can uninstall Windows 7 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8, 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 Windows 7 Codec Pack.

Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.83%
Windows 10 5.25%
Windows Vista 0.51%
Windows XP 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.75%
Windows 7 Professional 19.75%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.55%
Windows 7 Starter 1.34%
Windows 10 Home 1.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.61%
  Germany 8.80%
  United Kingdom 8.00%
  Canada 3.78%
  Australia 2.73%
  Netherlands 2.55%
  Poland 2.02%
  Italy 1.93%
  Brazil 1.85%
  Hungary 1.32%
  Mexico 1.23%
  Spain 1.23%
  Romania 1.14%
  Israel 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.40%
Hewlett-Packard 21.53%
Acer 19.27%
ASUS 12.85%
Toshiba 5.38%
Samsung 4.17%
Lenovo 3.30%
Intel 1.74%
Alienware 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.71%
ASUS All Series 3.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.75%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.35%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.96%


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