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What is WindowsCodecs.dll?

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Microsoft Windows Codecs Library

The file WindowsCodecs.dll is used to execute service Microsoft Windows Codecs Library for process explorer.exe and module of werconcpl.dll and d3d11.dll, and support device drivers in computer iBUYPOWER.

The library WindowsCodecs.dll was published at 7/13/2009 4:29:14 PM, and is usually located in C:\Windows\System32\ . Once active, module will occupy 1011200 KB of memory usage.

If the memory usage of WindowsCodecs.dll showed in Task Manager is over 3435696 bytes, then there is a virus TrojanDownloader:Win32/Agent.EW or Trojan Program:Win32/BaldEagleScreensaver on your machine. This file should be replaced immediately with a clean one.

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Note: TrojanDownloader:Win32/Agent.EW is developed by the author of website http://www.advancedinstaller.com/ and spreads through installing malware Advanced Installer Professional.

The module WindowsCodecs.dll with version 6.1.7600.16385 is shared by game Command & Conquer: Generals 2, web browser Mozilla 8.0 and antivirus BullGuard Internet Security 12.

If the version number changes and WindowsCodecs.dll is not restored ASAP, your computer would receive D3DCompiler_43.dll missing / not found errors, access violation at address 6F68AF86 and error code 0x1186(Windows NT).

WindowsCodecs.dll vulnerability leads to a total of 34356961011200 hits by Program:Win32/BaldEagleScreensaver since 7/13/2009 4:29:14 PM in Kenya, Cambodia, Netherlands, Rwanda and Macedonia, said GEOFFREY BLACKMAN, a website editor in Busuu.

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How to avoid WindowsCodecs.dll issues?

When WindowsCodecs.dll is missing or corrupt, you will keep getting error: \system32\Windowscodecs.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Your programs like Windows Live Mail, Tom Skype, Microsoft Office, IE8 and more cann't open. Though this error can be fixed by DLL Tool, to prevent future errors, please take the following:

  1. Remove free antivirus like Malwarebytes from your computer and then enable Windows Defender.
  2. Back up your Windows Registry before you install or uninstall a software program.
  3. Restore missing DLL files weekly by using DLL Tool.
  4. Keep your media player up-to-date.

FAQs of WindowsCodecs.dll on Microsoft Answers

  1. John Gullage - When my notebook TOSHIBA Satellite Pro with Windows 7 Pro starts, I have error message WindowsCodecs.dll is missing from my computer. I used McAffe to scan my PC and find svchost.exe virus, after removal, all of my desktop icons disappeared, how to fix it...
  2. Robert Kapsy - My Aero stops working and Opera 15 fails to start. The error code stating that C:\Windows\system32\WindowsCodecs.dll is missing from my computer...
  3. Marilyn J Anderson - After using PC optimizer to reset my Windows configuration, my Windows Media Player 12 can't work and Windows Explorer crashes...
  4. Charles M Forgey - I upgraded my windows 7 home basic to windows 8 pro, and then windows update and explorer stopped working and Procedure Entry Point Not Found...
  5. Concepta Ertan - My Windows Vista received Error Code 80070426 while running Automatic updates, the further research shows the error is resulted from the corrupted Outlook.exe and WindowsCodecs.dll, so how to repair this problem...

For more WindowsCodecs.dll FAQs, please visit http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/Search/Search?SearchTerm=WindowsCodecs.dll&askingquestion=False&page=1

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