How to uninstall (remove) Codec Acceleration

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What is Codec Acceleration?

Codec Acceleration – a malicious program that comes on the computer as a browser extension and hijacks Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Codec Acceleration is advertising product and applies to potentially unwanted programs. This program comes on a PC without the user’s consent and activates immediately after opening the browser. Codec Acceleration displays a myriad of banners and coupons, links to ad sites, pop-ups and other things. Codec Acceleration shows products popular online stores and promises to help the user to save. In fact, these proposals are not genuine. Codec Acceleration trying to get you to spend money for nothing. Also, Codec Acceleration can make changes to your browser settings, change the homepage, change the search and so on. If you find Codec Acceleration on your computer, we recommend that you remove this program right now. Don’t waste your time.

Codec Acceleration Ads

How Codec Acceleration gets on your PC?

Programs, that are among the potentially unwanted programs come bundled with free software. Typically, such programs penetrate the PC without the user’s consent. Because of this, many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware and the PC is at great risk. However, it is worth noting that the main reason for such penetrations – carelessness user. People do not read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. It was there that may contain consent to install PUP. Also, during the installation, ensure that the installer did not offer you a third-party software. To prevent such problems, you should always follow the installation process, read the terms and conditions, do not agree to install additional software, and select Advanced type of installation. If Codec Acceleration has already penetrated into your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove Codec Acceleration from your computer?

To uninstall Codec Acceleration remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Codec Acceleration in their database. You can try to use them for removing Codec Acceleration.

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Codec Acceleration

Or uninstall Codec Acceleration manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Codec Acceleration.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Codec Acceleration and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Codec Acceleration, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Codec Acceleration from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Codec Acceleration.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Codec Acceleration.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Codec Acceleration.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


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Then remove following files:


Codec Acceleration.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%Codec Acceleration

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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