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10% remove it90% keep it
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United States Rank #6,800
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 171.73 days


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Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.0 [64-Bit]

What is Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack [64-Bit]?  (from Media Codec)

Windows Essentials Codec Pack is a collection of audio and video DirectShow codecs and filters. With Windows Essentials Codec Pack you should be able to play 99% of all movies and music files that you download off the Internet, stay up to date with the latest codecs with the Audio/Video Codec Update Service, and elimin...  Read more


Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.0 [64-Bit] is a software program developed by Media Codec. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 6 files and is usually about 39.02 MB (40,914,618 bytes). The installed file WECPUpdate.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 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 56% of users of Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack [64-Bit] come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mediacodec.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\essentials codec pack
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Essentials Codec Pack\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 39.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.0 [64-Bit]

  • mplayerc.exe (by [email protected]) - Media Player Classic - Homecinema
  • MediaRepair.exe - MediaRepair (WECP Media Codec Repair Tool)
  • WECPUpdate.exe - Auto Update (WECP Auto Update Service)
  • VSFilter.dll (by Gabest) - VSFilter (VobSub & TextSub filter for DirectShow/VirtualDub/Avisynth)
  • uninst.exe
  • WECPSetup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • mplayerc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MPCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'MediaPlayerClassic.Autorun' and the action verb 'PlayVideoFiles.
Scheduled Task
  • WECPUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7785E3C7-8E4A-47A9-BAC2-BF2C845D3865}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WECPUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WECPUpdate.
Network connections
  • WECPUpdate.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0097318948%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00513433%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00459756%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:6 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack [64-Bit]?

You can uninstall Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack [64-Bit] 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 Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.0 [64-Bit], 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 Essentials Media Codec Pack [64-Bit].

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Server 2003 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.42%
Windows 10 28.48%
Windows Vista 1.78%
Windows XP 0.21%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.60%
Windows 7 Professional 11.03%
Windows 8.1 6.93%
Windows 10 Home 5.15%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.13%
  Brazil 11.26%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  Canada 3.09%
  Germany 2.67%
  Australia 1.92%
  Japan 1.67%
  Netherlands 1.58%
  Spain 1.50%
  Italy 1.00%
  DK 0.83%
  Israel 0.75%
  South Africa 0.58%
  Mexico 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.07%
Dell 22.84%
Acer 16.96%
ASUS 9.34%
Toshiba 6.92%
Samsung 5.02%
Lenovo 3.98%
Intel 1.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.22%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.19%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.41%
Dell XPS 8300 2.06%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.06%

About (from Media Codec)

Windows Essentials Codec Pack, or WECP for short, is one of the most comprehensive collection of Media Codecs, Filters, Splitters and other tools that will enable you to play 99% of all the movies, music and flash files you download off the internet.
Publisher URL: www.mediacodec.org


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