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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's


HDVidCodec is an adware application which functions like a browser plugin. It is not a dangerous computer infection, but you should not keep it on your computer as HDVidCodec is considered a potentially unwanted program. It supports third party advertisements and as a result, it may expose you to a potential computer threats that might infect your system and even steal your money. Therefore, if you do not find the application useful, you should remove HDVidCodec from your computer, because that would be one of the best ways to ensure that you avoid any potential malware threats.

This browser plugin can get installed on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers. There are several ways to download the application, and depending on the source, the name of the plugin may differ. For example, it is possible to download it at,, crossrider/com/apps/45971/install_page websites, but HDVidCodec might also come bundled with downloaders, or the installation wizard might be hiding behind commercial advertisements that offer to download upgraded codec for your video player. The promotion via commercial advertisements might manifest itself as follows:

Please install HD player to continue (Required)

  • Watch HD movies online

  • HD video performance with hardware acceleration of video

  • Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors

  • Bug fixes and security enhancements

Thus, if you have HDvid codec pack, HDvid Plugin, HDvid Codec V1, HDvid Codec V6.0 installed on your computer, these are all just variations of the same plugin that you should be very careful about in the first place. The problem is that aside from being distributed bundled with freeware, HDVidCodec can also install additional applications onto your computer itself. For example, if you look closely at its installation setup, you will notice that HDVidCodec offers you to “get free smileys, winks & games for your messenger & browser” by installing SweetIM onto your computer.

If you were to go through the setup automatically, you would install this additional application and SweetIM would be set as your default home page and search engine. Browser settings modification would only increase the possibility of you getting exposed to potential threats.

Constant pop-ups with links that lead to commercial third party websites are never 100%, and if HDVidCodec constantly delivers such advertisements you should seriously consider whether you want to keep the plugin on your computer.

Luckily, it is very easy to remove HDVidCodec manually, and you can accomplish that by following the manual removal instructions that we have provided below. Nevertheless, HDVidCodec might have arrived with a range of other potentially unwanted programs, so in order to determine whether any of these potential threats are on your PC, run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner. Should any unwanted programs be detected, acquire a licensed antimalware tool that will remove all the undesirable programs automatically, and your computer will be protected from malicious intruders.

How to remove HDVidCodec

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor across the screen to the bottom right corner.
  2. When Charm bar appears, click Settings and select Control Panel.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and remove HDVid Plugin.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Open Uninstall a program and remove HDVid Plugin.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall HDVid Plugin.

Should you have any further questions regarding HDVidCodec’s removal, you can always contact us by leaving a comment below.

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  1. david Mar 9, 2014

    I have a HDvid codec installed on my computer but when I click on it to uninstall it nothing happens. Any suggestions on how to remove it. Steps would be nice if possible

  2. sofi Mar 20, 2014

    I also tried to uninstall the programa, but it does not appear in the list. However, comodo keeps telling me that it's blocking the program. How can install it manually?

  3. Taylor Mar 21, 2014

    I have attempted to uninstall HDVid Codec V6.0 from my Windows 8.1, but nothing happens when I click uninstall following the instructions above. Is there a command line route that I can take?

  4. robert Mar 28, 2014

    same as above

  5. Elliott Apr 22, 2014

    The exact same thing is happening to me as to David, I click uninstall and remove but nothing happens and then if I click it repeatedly it says that it is busy and to let it finish the process but it never does.

  6. Rosey Jun 20, 2014

    same problem nothing happens when i click uninstall program

  7. Faith Jul 3, 2014

    I uninstalled it from my computer just fine, but was still having the adds pop up. I discovered that if I went into my browser extensions, somehow it had also been installed there and simply unchecked it- now I have no more problems with it. Hope this helps some of you!

  8. jose robertt Jul 10, 2014

    HDvid codec entro la pagina en mi P.C y me habre muchas ventanastipo virus y no puedo desinstalarlo y cuando entro en otra pagina me aparece, y me habre muchas ventanas como ya explique.
    que puedo hacer y como sesinstalarlo es una pesadilla lo que me pasa......

  9. Faisal Jul 12, 2014

    HDvidcodac makes my laptop very slow, it hyperlinks all the writing in the page i'm viewing and when I got to setting-extensions to uninstall it... it someone manages to back back the next time i use the web.

  10. Need To Uninstall HDvid codec Jan 29, 2015

    I can't uninstall the HDvid codec. When I click uninstall, nothing happens. Is there any other way? It makes the computer really slow in browsing.

  11. tim Jan 31, 2015

    same,,bs this people know nothing

  12. Mike Feb 6, 2015

    try revo uninstaller pro it helped me and it got rid of everything. I had the same problem as everyone else until I went to another walkthrough and it said to install it and it worked.

  13. pedro Feb 14, 2015

    I hate HDvid codec i cant even watch youtube becuase of them i it wont uninstall i just wish i can block them or something because they are really annoying

  14. Ehsan Mar 4, 2015

    Thanks Mike, revo uninstaller pro destroyed it

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