How to manually remove WindowsCodecsSetup.exe virus from PC

 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe  virus easy removal guide:

WindowsCodecsSetup.exe is  an unwanted application that runs on background of PC.It create its own file in task manager and hamper registry entries.This virus enters through spam email.It display error messages regarding PC.Once this virus entered into PC , the PC will operate slowly, freeze and even break down from time to time, And later the whole system is shut up. and you have to give up your documents when you restart the system.This threat collect user’s personal information and later give it to hackers..It can infect Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP.

Media of distribution: 

  • By spam email containing infected attachments or links to malicious websites. .
  • By visiting any suspicious link and porn website.
  • Freeware download from malicious website.
  • While playing online games and down loading any unauthorized software.

Impact of  WindowsCodecsSetup.exe virus after infecting PC:

  • It drop malicious programs into the computer to corrupt your system programs.
  • It redirects you to dangerous websites containing more infections.
  • It may hijack your web browser.
  • It modify the browser settings, DNS configuration, Windows Registry settings.

If you want to remove WindowsCodecsSetup.exe virus completely from your PC then,follow the below steps carefully  to remove this virus completely from your computer.

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OR Try Manual steps to remove WindowsCodecsSetup.exe , but before you try manual steps read the guidelines which is very important in this case.

  • Users attempting manual steps must be well versed with the technical skills of the computer, because you have to go through system’s internal file and edit configurations. If not handled cautiously can damage hard drive or tamper other installed applications.
  • Users need to back up all their important files, data and other important applications.

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Manual Guide to Remove  WindowsCodecsSetup.exe .

Step:1 • Remove unwanted and suspicious browser add-ons, toolbar and extensions from web browsers:.

 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe From Internet Explorer
1. Click on the cogwheel icon at the top right corner of the browser.
2. Choose Manage add-ons from the menu.
3. Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
4. Search for  WindowsCodecsSetup.exe  or other suspicious add-ons.
5. Click Disable button.6. Select the following options one by one: Tool ->> Internet Options ->> Advanced ->> Reset7. On Reset IE settings tab, tick Delete personal settings, click Reset button and you will get Reset IE Settings window WindowsCodecsSetup.exe
 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe from Google Chrome:
1. Start google chrome
2. Type chrome://settings/ on the address bar.
3. Click on the Extensions tab.
4. Search for WindowsCodecsSetup.exe  or other suspicious extensions and delete it.
5. Reset Homepage and search engine.Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar and select Settings:
1. Scroll down to the bottom and click Show advanced settings
2. Scroll down to the bottom again and click Reset browser settings WindowsCodecsSetup.exe
 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe from Safari:
1. Open your Safari browser from the dock.
2. Click on Safari in your Safari menu at the top of your screen.
3. A drop-down menu will now appear. Choose the option labeled “Reset Safari…” WindowsCodecsSetup.exe
 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe From Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Firefox.
2. Type about:addonds on the address bar.
3. Search related WindowsCodecsSetup.exe  extensions or other suspicious extensions.
4. Click the remove button.5. Click on the orange Firefox icon->> choose Help ->>choose Troubleshooting information
6. Click on Reset Firefox. Choose Reset Firefox again to make sure that you want to reset the browser to its initial state. Click Finish button when you get the Import Complete window. WindowsCodecsSetup.exe

Step:2 • Remove all unwanted programs From Operating System.

 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find related files.
  • Click Remove button.
 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe Windows 7 / Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find files and programs associated to
  • Click Uninstall button.
 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe Windows 8 /8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the desktop screen
  • From the left menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate the files and programs associated with or other suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe On Mac: Finder

  • Open Applications folder (or go to the Menu Bar
  • open the “Go” menu, and select Applications in the list
  • search for Suspicious application, and then drag it to the Trash (in the dock)

Step:3 • Restore your previous browser settings and run the system scan to detect any threat or vulnerability left on your PC. Because it can help WindowsCodecsSetup.exe  restore again from hidden files.





 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe From Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer, >> Tools >> Internet Options >> Advanced >> Reset
  • On Reset IE settings tab, tick Delete personal settings, click Reset button and you will get Reset IE Settings window.
 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe From Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click on the orange Firefox icon >> choose Help >> choose Troubleshooting information
  • Click on Reset Firefox. Choose Reset Firefox again to make sure that you want to reset the browser to its initial state. Click Finish button when you get the Import Complete window.
 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe Google Chrome:

  • Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar and select Settings:
  • Scroll down to the bottom and click Show advanced settings
  • Scroll down to the bottom again and click Reset browser settings.
 WindowsCodecsSetup.exe Safari:

  • Open your Safari browser from the dock.
  • Click on Safari in your Safari menu at the top of your screen.
  • A drop-down menu will now appear. Choose the option labeled “Reset Safari…”

Caution:- Restoring could remove all your saved passwords, bookmarks and other important data. Thus it is better to use the feature of Spyhunter Anti-virus tool where you can filter settings and then restore all your browser settings easily.

Step:4 •Find out all registry entries added by WindowsCodecsSetup.exe

For Windows Users:-

  1. While in the desktop view, Press window’s icon and R.
  2. It will open the Run window and type “regedit”.
  3. It will open the Registry Editor window, Now you need to locate and delete all registry items associated to “ WindowsCodecsSetup.exe ” program.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing "NewTabPageShow" = "1"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Software
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wpm
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\“[RANDOM CHARACTRERISTIC]”
  4. Go to File<Click Export.
  5. Save the file in c:\ as regbackup. Click save.
  6. Go to Edit< find< Type WindowsCodecsSetup.exe ”.
  7. Press F3 to search.
  8. Once an item is found, read to make sure it is a link to that program.
  9. Press delete to remove it.
  10. Continue pressing F3 and deleting items pertaining to the program, until all the links are gone.

For Mac Users:

  1. Hold down the Option key while looking at the Go menu in Finder to access the ~/Library folder.
  2. Find related entries and delete them one by one. Recheck to ensure all files are deleted.

CAUTION MESSAGE:  WindowsCodecsSetup.exe

While performing manual removal process if you stuck at any point of time, immediately stop the process, as it needs very patience and understanding. Rather opt for quick removal method which is convenient and time saving.

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