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Should I remove x3_Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,508
United States Rank #43,178
Reach 0.0081%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 35.63 days
1051.19 days >
Average installed length: 552.32 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is x3_Codec?  (from C4DL Media)

x3Codec allows you to play music and video in crystal clear picture and with excellent sound in your existing media player! x3Codec is just a small (~330Kb) file download that quickly will be integrated with your player and make it possible to play media encoded for the x3Codec.


x3_Codec is a software program developed by C4DL Media. The primary executable is named x3_Codec.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 42% of users of x3_Codec come from Italy, it is also popular in France and the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in x3_Codec.
x3_Codec.exe (97276d0407976a161a0140bcffb6d022) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130614 Win32:C4dl-E [Trj]
Comodo Security 16282 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 7.8350 a variant of Win32/Adware.x3Codec.AA
G Data 13.6.22 Win32:C4dl-E

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.x3codec.biz
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\x3_Codec
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\x3_Codec\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by x3_Codec

Program executable:x3_Codec.exe (Malware detected)
Name:C4DL Media x3codec Loader
Audio/Video Codec Loader
Path:C:\Program Files\x3_Codec\x3_Codec.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) x3_codec.exe - C4DL Media x3codec Loader (Audio/Video Codec Loader)
  • uninstall.exe

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Or, you can uninstall x3_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 x3_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 x3_Codec.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.33%
Windows Vista 15.29%
Windows XP 11.46%
Windows 10 8.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.16%
Windows 7 Professional 10.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.10%
Windows 10 Home 5.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.61% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 41.61%
  France 16.77%
  United States 12.42%
  Israel 7.45%
  Spain 5.59%
  Germany 3.11%
  Portugal 2.48%
  United Kingdom 1.86%
  Poland 1.86%
  Argentina 1.24%
  Australia 1.24%
  Norway 1.24%
  Belgium 0.62%
  Brazil 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 26.00%
Dell 8.00%
Samsung 6.00%
ASUS 4.00%
American Megatrends 4.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
Sahara 2.00%
Sony 2.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.50%
ASUSTeK N73JF 1.80%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.80%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.80%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.80%
Acer Aspire 5536 1.80%


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