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Should I remove Windows Essentials Codec Pack?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #6,991
Reach 0.0442%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.79 days
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Average installed length: 136.26 days


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Windows Essentials Codec Pack 5.0

Remove Windows Essentials Codec Pack 5.0
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Windows Essentials Codec Pack 5.0 is a software program developed by Windows Essentials Codec Pack. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 16.84 MB (17,655,611 bytes). 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 58% of users of Windows Essentials Codec Pack come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mediacodec.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows essentials codec pack
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Windows Essentials Codec Pack\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 16.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Essentials Codec Pack 5.0

  • IntelQuickSyncDecoder.dll (by Intel) - Intel QuickSync Decoder (IntelQuickSyncDecoder DLL)
  • VSFilter.dll (by xy-VSFilter Team) - VSFilter (VobSub & TextSub filter for DirectShow/VirtualDub/Avisynth)
  • avcodec-lav-55.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg (FFmpeg codec library)
  • avfilter-lav-4.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg audio/video filtering library
  • avformat-lav-55.dll - FFmpeg container format library
  • avresample-lav-1.dll - Libav audio resampling library
  • avutil-lav-52.dll - FFmpeg utility library
  • swscale-lav-2.dll - FFmpeg image rescaling library
  • gdsmux.exe
  • libbluray.dll
  • mkx.dll
  • uninst.exe

How do I remove Windows Essentials Codec Pack?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Essentials Codec Pack 5.0 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows Essentials 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 Essentials Codec Pack 5.0, 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 Essentials Codec Pack.

Win 10 47%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 47.37%
Windows 7 45.04%
Windows Vista 4.67%
Windows XP 2.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.35%
Windows 8.1 16.90%
Windows 10 Home 13.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.15%
Windows 7 Professional 7.28%
Windows 10 Pro 5.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.89%
  Germany 6.27%
  Brazil 5.38%
  United Kingdom 5.38%
  Canada 4.75%
  Italy 3.49%
  France 3.05%
  Australia 2.33%
  Netherlands 1.16%
  Mexico 0.99%
  Spain 0.90%
  Belgium 0.63%
  Japan 0.63%
  Poland 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.55%
Dell 19.24%
Acer 18.35%
Toshiba 8.09%
ASUS 7.55%
Samsung 4.32%
Lenovo 3.78%
Medion 1.80%
American Megatrends 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.03%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.30%
ASUS All Series 2.93%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.56%
Gateway NE56R 2.20%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.20%


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