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Should I remove Windows 8 Codecs Pack?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,529
United States Rank #11,357
Reach 0.0289%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.72 days
257.34 days >
Average installed length: 135.21 days


1.0.0 100.00%

Windows 8 Codecs Pack 1.0.0


Windows 8 Codecs Pack 1.0.0 is a software program developed by Web Solution Mart. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 22.06 MB (23,128,257 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 48% of users of Windows 8 Codecs Pack come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.FakeWebcam.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Web Solution Mart\Windows 8 Codecs Pack\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Web Solution Mart\Windows 8 Codecs Pack\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 22.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows 8 Codecs Pack 1.0.0

  • Updater.exe - Codec Pack (Updater)
  • VSFilter.dll (by MPC-HC Team) - VSFilter (VobSub & TextSub filter for DirectShow/VirtualDub/Avisynth)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Updater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WsmUpdater' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Web Solution Mart\Fake Webcam Codecs Pack\Updater.exe".

How do I remove Windows 8 Codecs Pack?

You can uninstall Windows 8 Codecs 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 8 Codecs Pack 1.0.0, 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 8 Codecs Pack.

Win 10 92%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 91.77%
Windows 7 6.30%
Windows XP 1.58%
Windows Vista 0.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 33.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.55%
Windows 8 7.57%
Windows 8 Pro 7.22%
Windows 10 Home 6.51%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.93%
  United Kingdom 8.10%
  Australia 4.46%
  Canada 3.97%
  Netherlands 2.98%
  Germany 2.48%
  Italy 2.48%
  Saudi Arabia 1.65%
  DK 1.32%
  India 0.99%
  Israel 0.99%
  Ireland 0.99%
  Egypt 0.99%
  Brazil 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.73%
Dell 15.89%
Acer 13.28%
ASUS 10.94%
Toshiba 8.07%
Lenovo 7.55%
Samsung 4.43%
Intel 3.39%
MSI 1.04%
Medion 0.78%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.19%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.90%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.46%
Acer Aspire V5-571P 2.60%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.16%


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