How to Remove “codec.exe”

What is codec.exe?


codec.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Updater.  It is associated with software codec developed by unknown. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as codec.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with codec.exe malware?


Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with codec.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • codec.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly


Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible codec.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove codec.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove codec.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 14 October 2011 at 12:43 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 6ad3045a416b04c1
baec63aa3fb04ab1
cd680bfa
b0d54a883c1db150
02100b308bfab7bf
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A 10.100.19.6/32 N/A
2 FUD SOURCE Executable 90b041270801feb5
66fd3487f3c50bfe
609a8748
a32240cab95bd986
c94bec71184dc8b3
Unclassified
Malware
No 2.00.0200 2.00.0200 Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 03f07d572c57ada2
8f73e4dd860c58c5
22902f3e
95edae40eed95569
d03ea7a5cc084bcf
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.1.0 1.0.1.0 198.20.167.84/32 N/A
4 Auto Debug System Executable 881831622fb49337
27ee166d194b812c
23132a78
1dc35626371be871
ec9e453345959958
TrojWare.Win
32.Buzus.lcg
f
No 1, 1, 1,
10
1, 1, 1,
10
Internal Submission N/A
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5

Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 April 2009 at 6:10 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable fb6e47bc045a631c
040597c6cbe4c7a3
05b8698d
e01f82914b29f8f9
3e69405befeb8657
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China
2 TechSmith Corporation Executable 13c2610228f839c3
c7b4492dda4bf296
396f24e5
5294cd1080a00840
311eeb65825a5abb
Yes 2.0.4.0 N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Non-executable 75cbad2ee2c1ca63
fdc63ffb2cefbbc9
83be152d
e541628231b0694a
6fc71d5b8fef29d5
No N/A N/A Germany
4 N/A Executable fb6e47bc045a631c
040597c6cbe4c7a3
05b8698d
e01f82914b29f8f9
3e69405befeb8657
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 198.20.167.84/32
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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