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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 #16,309
United States Rank #15,242
Reach 0.0160%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.31 days
658.08 days >
Average installed length: 345.77 days


4.0.7 100.00%

Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.7

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


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 1.61 MB (1,690,023 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: 1.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.7

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • TrayMenu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TrayMenu.

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
Memory:11.96 MB
Total CPU:0.0000156498%
Kernel CPU:0.00001162%
User CPU:0.00000403%

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 4.0.7, 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 XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.43%
Windows 10 6.98%
Windows Vista 1.27%
Windows XP 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.52%
Windows 7 Professional 15.56%
Windows 8 Pro 2.54%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.59%
Windows 8 1.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.41%
  United Kingdom 6.82%
  Germany 5.77%
  Canada 4.72%
  Brazil 2.89%
  Australia 2.36%
  Romania 2.10%
  Poland 1.84%
  South Africa 1.84%
  Italy 1.57%
  France 1.05%
  Croatia 1.05%
  Hungary 1.05%
  Israel 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.84%
Dell 20.87%
Acer 19.42%
ASUS 12.62%
Toshiba 4.85%
Samsung 3.88%
Lenovo 3.88%
Gateway 0.97%
Medion 0.97%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.10%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.33%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 1.55%


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