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Should I remove Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,898
United States Rank #27,692
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VersionDistribution
3.2 100.00%

Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 3.2

What is Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack?  (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

Overview

Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 3.2 is a software program developed by Media Codec. 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 4 files and is usually about 35.95 MB (37,698,966 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 XP. While about 64% of users of Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

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: 35.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 3.2

  • WECPUpdate.exe - Auto Update (WECP Auto Update Service)
  • VSFilter.dll (by Gabest) - VSFilter (VobSub & TextSub filter for DirectShow/VirtualDub/Avisynth)
  • MediaRepair.exe - MediaRepair (WECP Media Codec Repair Tool)
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WECPUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Windows Codec Update Service' (runs when idle).

How do I remove Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 3.2 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows Essentials Media 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 Media Codec Pack 3.2, 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 Media Codec Pack.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 2%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#35,898

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.84%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows 10 1.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.68%
Windows 7 Professional 4.84%
Windows 7 Starter 4.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.53%
  United Kingdom 9.41%
  Canada 3.53%
  Brazil 2.35%
  Germany 2.35%
  Israel 2.35%
  Austria 1.18%
  Australia 1.18%
  Spain 1.18%
  Finland 1.18%
  France 1.18%
  Ireland 1.18%
  India 1.18%
  LY 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.00%
Hewlett-Packard 26.00%
Acer 16.00%
Samsung 6.00%
Gateway 6.00%
Lenovo 4.00%
Sony 2.00%
GIGABYTE 2.00%
Intel 2.00%
ASUS 2.00%
Common models
Dell Studio 1555 5.88%
Dell Inspiron 400 3.92%
Toshiba NB305 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 1.96%
TOSHIBA Equium L40 1.96%
SYX SYX-SBT-X58 1.96%

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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