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Codec Acceleration is an advertising program that usually installs a a browser extension, plug-in or add-on. It can affect the most popular Internet browsers like Google Chrome, Moziall Firefox and Internet Explorer. You probably got this parasite after you downloaded and installed a freeware program. If you click on any of the displayed ads, you will end up in an unwanted web sites, probably full of advertisement deals.
The Codec Acceleration browser extension is made for one thing only – to monitor your browsing habits and to gain revenue by displaying ads. The ads displayed consists of underlined keywords that will show pop-up advertisements and other unwanted popups in your browsers. They will vary from reputable advertisements with deals or coupons to scam pop-ups that offer a Java or Flash Player update in order to trick you into installation of additional adware.
Very sophisticated social engineering techniques are used to trick you into installing adware or even malicious software. There is a very thin line between Legitimate and Potentially Unwanted Software. It is advisable always to read the End User License Agreements (EULA) or Terms and Agreements prior to installing any software. Don’t just click Next, next, next button as you will probably agree to something you do not want. If the installer offers an Advanced or Custom option, always go that way and read everything carefully.
How to Stop Codec Acceleration Pop-ups?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Codec Acceleration infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
The Codec Acceleration adware is specifically designed to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Codec Acceleration from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Codec Acceleration Application and click on uninstall/change. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove Codec Acceleration from Your Browsers
Remove Codec Acceleration from Chrome
- Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu (1), select Tools (2)—> Extensions (3)
- Remove Codec Acceleration Extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Remove Codec Acceleration from Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the Codec Acceleration Extension
- Go to Help (1)
- Then Troubleshoot information (2)
- Click on Reset Firefox (3)
Remove codec acceleration from IE
- Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon (1)
- Click on Internet options (2)
- Select the Advanced tab (3) and click on Reset (4).
How to Permanently Remove codec acceelration Virus
Nevertheless, manual removal is successful, I recommend using any professional malware scanner to identify and remove all Codec Acceleration malware leftovers.