Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) FreeCodecPack


Posted: August 27, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 69
First Seen: August 27, 2015
OS(es) Affected: Windows

FreeCodecPack is a piece of aggressive adware that may inject numerous advertisements in your web browser. The application doesn't include any other features apart from its ad-injection abilities, so it is useless to users. That's probably why the FreeCodecPack doesn't have an official website or a download location, and its propagation fully relies on software bundling and stealth installations. Thanks to these two techniques, the FreeCodecPack adware may accidentally or unknowingly be installed by users who opted to install a free app such as a PDF viewer or media player.

If the FreeCodecPack adware gets installed on your computer, then it won't be long before the FreeCodecPack ads invade your web browser. The advertising techniques utilized by this adware are very aggressive, so it is almost certain that your browsing experience may be disturbed by the banners and pop-ups that you may see constantly. The only way to deal with the FreeCodecPacks is to remove the adware that spawns them, so you should hurry up and download a reputable anti-malware application that can deal with the FreeCodecPack adware.