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Should I remove Xvid Video Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #576
United States Rank #817
Reach 1.1909%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.20 days
654.95 days >
Average installed length: 344.13 days


1.3.6 0.00%
1.3.5 0.17%
1.3.4 3.39%
1.3.3 8.89%
1.3.2 82.94%
1.3.1 4.41%
1.3.0 0.21%

Xvid Video Codec

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What is Xvid Video Codec?

Xvid is a video codec library following the MPEG-4 standard, specifically MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP). It uses ASP features such as b-frames, global and quarter pixel motion compensation, lumi masking, trellis quantization, and H.263, MPEG and custom quantization matrices.

About  (from Xvid Team)

Xvid is an open-source research project focusing on video compression and is a collaborative development effort. All code is released under the terms of the GNU GPL license.


The most used version is 1.3.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is AviC.exe. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 6.66 MB (6,982,743 bytes). xvidupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.plymouth.ac.uk
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Xvid
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Xvid\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.66 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Xvid Video Codec

Program executable:AviC.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Xvid\AviC.exe
Additional files:
  • autoupdate-windows.exe - Xvid Video Codec
  • uninstall.exe
  • xvidupdate.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • autoupdate-windows.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A1D4E27F-EB7D-4E0D-A203-56CD83E6159B}' (runs on registration).
  • AviC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E172B339-6E92-4CA6-9785-247D31A03CD7}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • autoupdate-windows.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Xvid\autoupdate-windows.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:25.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:2.3200140880%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:1.18626373%
0.016088% average
User CPU:1.13375036%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Xvid Video Codec?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.30%
Windows 10 24.23%
Windows XP 6.82%
Windows Vista 6.62%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.36%
Windows 7 Professional 10.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.76%
Windows 8.1 5.65%
Windows 10 Home 5.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.14%
  Germany 7.08%
  United Kingdom 6.93%
  France 6.12%
  Brazil 4.85%
  Italy 4.62%
  Canada 3.41%
  Spain 2.03%
  Netherlands 2.00%
  Poland 1.75%
  Australia 1.71%
  Russia 1.34%
  Japan 1.02%
  Mexico 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.78%
Dell 19.94%
Acer 18.63%
ASUS 11.45%
Toshiba 5.91%
Samsung 4.25%
Lenovo 3.01%
Intel 1.59%
American Megatrends 1.17%
MSI 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.60%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.66%
ASUS All Series 5.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.48%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.40%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.40%

About (from Xvid Team)

Xvid Solutions contributes its MPEG-4 software to the Xvid open-source project under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Publisher URL: www.xvid.org


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