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Should I remove Windows 7 Codec Pack?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,216
United States Rank #12,053
Reach 0.0232%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 221.66 days
1360.26 days >
Average installed length: 714.71 days


4.0.3 100.00%

Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.3

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


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 (2,330,450 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 4.0.3

  • CleanUp.exe
  • CleanUp_x64.exe
  • CodecSettings.exe
  • Uninst.exe
  • UpdateChecker.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 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).
  • Uninst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{92F4CEBD-A633-4D45-B78B-EA720AA6FA6F}' (runs on registration).

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 4.0.3, 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) 87%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.72%
Windows 10 5.66%
Windows Vista 1.53%
Windows XP 1.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.44%
Windows 7 Professional 16.01%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.54%
Windows 10 Home 1.54%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.28%
  Germany 7.80%
  Canada 4.08%
  Australia 3.72%
  Italy 3.55%
  United Kingdom 3.37%
  India 2.48%
  Poland 2.48%
  Israel 1.95%
  Brazil 1.42%
  France 1.42%
  Finland 1.42%
  Hungary 1.42%
  Portugal 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.48%
Hewlett-Packard 24.32%
Dell 20.08%
ASUS 13.90%
Samsung 3.47%
Toshiba 3.47%
Lenovo 2.70%
Intel 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.90%
ASUSTeK G73Jh 2.17%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.17%
Acer Aspire 5552 2.17%
Dell Studio XPS 1640 2.17%


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