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 June 2009 at 9:19 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 OldMan's Tales Executable 0cad2e8229530405
03e9bbee84711e53
53bc083b
274dac0a95b623ca
c40424aa1aa63873
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 10.108.55.52/32 N/A
2 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
3 N/A Executable 5e8826b21cb5a538
342af180383f0fa6
3793cc81
c30e2e78b1d41157
0af2681385261ca3
TrojWare.Win
32.Buzus.bji
o
No 1.00.1490 1.00.1490 China N/A
4 N/A Executable a693aa9d04e6b208
75084e9c51b0e839
173b07d2
7d15eea11d57e3e9
7ca3ae95e0d124f9
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 April 2010 at 12:00 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable da9fed941c639989
62d93434a5df3b35
ab032169
db19dee6d2dbca8a
71089d2d1fa1b894
No 5.9.0.0 5.9.0.0 United States
2 N/A Executable f96e4c430ca8feb4
94110c7c6332c049
70a97432
7108d0dd8dd0e6a8
89f093b30bd2839f
No 6.2.0.0 6.2.0 United States
3 N/A Executable fb6e47bc045a631c
040597c6cbe4c7a3
05b8698d
e01f82914b29f8f9
3e69405befeb8657
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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