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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Best Way to Delete Codec M Popups - Remove Codec M Adware

Codec M is an ad-delivering program or PUP(potentially unwanted program) that can generate countless pop-up ads to your computer without your approval. That is to say, no matter what you are browsing or searching on the Internet, you will be redirected to the websites that are used for commertial purposes. Some users just ignore the ads and continue to use their computer since they have no idea Codec M  is installed in their computers and they don't realize that it will be risky to their computer system.

Potential dangers that Codec M  will bring to your computer

Codec M  will invade into your PC and work as a browser extension together with other programs and it will create advertisements secretly without your authorization. As more and more ads taking up your CPU usage, you may notice that your computer runs more and more slowly and sometimes as you click one program or open one webpage, there is no reaction at all. Even if you have restarted your system, your computer didn't recover at all or even freeze to death frequently. What's more, Codec M  is able to monitor your online conductions and create ads according to your online habits. Therefore, it is very urgent to get rid of Codec M from your computer.

Solutions to remove Codec M

In this post, there will be two solutions to remove Codec M: one is follow our manual steps to remove Codec M step by step, the other is download and install SpyHunter to remove Codec M and clean or the junk files in your system. 

Instructions to Get Rid of Codec M

Method 1: Codec M Manual Deletion

Step 1: Stop related running processes in Windows Task Manager first.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 2: Remove Codec Mextension or add-ons from your browsers.

Internet Explorer

1) Start Internet Explorer and choose “Tools “>”Manage add-ons”.
2) Choose “Toolbars and Extensions”, then find and remove related programs.

3) Restart browser to complete the whole process.

Mozilla Firefox

1) Start Firefox and choose” Tools” > “Add-ons”> ‘Extensions’.
2) Search for related items and remove them.

3) Restart Firefox to complete the process.

Google Chrome

1) Open Google Chrome and click on “Wrench” or “bar” icon in top right corner.
2) Choose “Settings” > “Extensions”, then find and delete add-ons.

3) Restart the browser to complete the whole process.

Step 3: Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 4: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all the infection registry entries listed here:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Step 5: All the infection associated files listed below need to be removed:

C:\Program Files\<random>

Method  2: Automatic Removal with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a powerful and effective antivirus that not only can detect various infections in your computer, but also can remove them completely and quickly from your system. What's more it is able to clean and optimize your system to a better condition. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of Codec Mand want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Manual removal Codec M Popups refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal. Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you optimize the computer.

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