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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
Poor
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,015
United States Rank #26,091
Reach 0.0066%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.28 days
657.24 days >
Average installed length: 345.33 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.7.0 100.00%

Windows 7 Codec Pack 3.7.0

Remove Windows 7 Codec Pack 3.7.0
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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

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 setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 2.22 MB (2,323,234 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: 2.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows 7 Codec Pack 3.7.0

  • CleanUp.exe
  • CleanUp_x64.exe
  • Uninst.exe
  • AviC.exe
  • CodecSettings.exe
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx9_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • DivXConfig.exe (by DivXNetworks) - Config App. (config)
  • GSpot.exe (by GSpot Appliance Corp, a unit of GSp0t Heavy Industries) - GSpot Codec Information Appliance (GSpot Codec Information Appliance (tm))
  • MiniCalc.exe
  • mpc-hc.exe (by MPC-HC Team) - MPC-HC
  • mpciconlib.dll (by MPC-HC Team) - MPC-HC Icon Library
  • msdmo.dll - DirectShow (DMO Runtime)
  • npdivx32.dll (by DivX,Inc) - DivX Web Player (DivX Web Player version 1.5.0.52)
  • OGMCalc.exe - OGMCalc Application (OGMCalc (c)2003 by Koepi)
  • Optional.exe
  • SetACL.exe (by Helge Klein) - SetACL (SetACL 2)
  • StatsReader.exe - StatsReader
  • Un_Parts.exe
  • UpdateChecker.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • mpc-hc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MPC_DVD' with the ProgID of 'APR_MediaHandlers' and the action verb 'MPC_DVD.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npdivx32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npdivx32.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npdivx32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'DivX Web Player' with a plugin key of '@divx.com/DivX Browser Plugin,version=1.0.0' for all users of the PC.
8 Scheduled Tasks
  • OGMCalc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DF7FB433-D525-48FA-BCDB-73B2AF18298B}' (runs on registration).
  • MiniCalc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F3D09E20-79F7-44C6-B125-C854C0830951}' (runs on registration).
  • mpc-hc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{316CE77D-C177-4130-B973-EC96E31342F8}' (runs on registration).
  • AviC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E172B339-6E92-4CA6-9785-247D31A03CD7}' (runs on registration).
  • GSpot.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F3A02C5F-DCB5-4FB3-9F2B-C4F5D166014F}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{92F4CEBD-A633-4D45-B78B-EA720AA6FA6F}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 2 more

How do I remove Windows 7 Codec Pack?

Quickly and completely remove Windows 7 Codec Pack 3.7.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows 7 Codec Pack 3.7.0, 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 Windows 7 Codec Pack.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Windows 7 Codec Pack 3.7.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.34%
Windows 10 6.30%
Windows XP 1.57%
Windows Vista 0.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.40%
Windows 7 Professional 15.87%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.38%
Windows 7 Starter 1.59%
Windows 10 Pro 1.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.33%
  Australia 9.33%
  Germany 7.33%
  Poland 5.33%
  United Kingdom 5.33%
  Canada 4.67%
  Italy 4.67%
  Iran 2.67%
  Romania 2.00%
  Netherlands 2.00%
  South Africa 1.33%
  India 1.33%
  Spain 1.33%
  Kazakstan 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
Acer 20.65%
ASUS 16.30%
GIGABYTE 11.96%
Hewlett-Packard 11.96%
Toshiba 5.43%
Intel 2.17%
Medion 2.17%
American Megatrends 2.17%
Gateway 1.09%
Compaq 1.09%
Common models
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 3.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.97%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.97%
Acer Aspire X3810 1.98%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.98%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.98%

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