How to uninstall (remove) CodecEX

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What is CodecEX?

CodecEX – a browser extension that hijacks popular browsers, and can cause serious damage to your PC. CodecEX is a potentially unwanted program. When it comes, it starts to display a huge amount of advertising, coupons and banners. These banners may contain promotional offers online stores and more. These offers are false and are designed to ensure that you spend money on anything. Also worth noting is that CodecEX significantly reduces computer performance, increases traffic, change the settings of your browser and collects your personal information (browsing history, etc.). CodecEX is not a virus, but if you find it on your computer, remove it immediately.

CodecEX

How CodecEX gets on your PC?

Penetration of such programs depends largely on the care of users. Most of malware comes bundled with other programs that the user downloads from the free sites. Few are closely watching the installation process, and sometimes do not know that their computer is at risk. Always read the user’s agreement and don’t press “Next” button once. First, make sure that the program is safe. Select advanced installation type. Remember that there are many similar programs in the Internet. Read reviews about the programs, and if your computer is already infected, then use the instructions below.

How to remove CodecEX from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as CodecEX.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove CodecEX

Or uninstall CodecEX manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find CodecEX.
  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 CodecEX 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 CodecEX, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove CodecEX from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find CodecEX.
  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 CodecEX.
  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 CodecEX.
  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:


no information

Then remove following files:


CodecEX.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%CodecEX

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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