CodecV is an adware program designed for promoting thousands of notorious commercials and coupons on targeted computer. The goal of this adware is to promote certain products and online stores including client’s web sites. Once installed, CodecV makes all the system data files that are stored on your computer completely inaccessible and unusable. It may alter system settings that may lead to delivery of non-stop pop-up ads and continuous redirects of the Web browser to unreliable websites that may also show commercial pop-up or banner advertisements. This adware can modify almost web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE etc. CodecV can introduce additional threats like adware, Trojan, worm or other malware and your computer is exposed to more dangerous malware outside threats. The cyber criminals who created these viruses have the ability to access the infected computer at any time when the infected computer is connected to Internet. CodecV is designed in such a way that it easily place itself with entire system files and keeps on configuring itself while user starts the PC. It may corrupts your system applications like Browsers, MS office and adobe Photoshop. CodecV is totally a dangerous threat on your computer and should not be allowed to remain in your computer any longer.

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Some Of The CodecV Infection Symptoms

1. Desktop background image and Browser homepage settings are changed. Google, Yahoo Searches are redirected. This is a common symptom of a very serious CodecV infection.

2. CodecV slows down your computer considerably and you will feel like your computer is stuck. This includes opening programs, shutting down your computer, and slow Internet.

3. CodecV corrupts your windows registry and uses it to deploy annoying pop up ads out of nowhere. You will get many unwanted pop ups.

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Once your computer is suffering with CodecV, whatever you click in search page you will get redirected to CodecV purchasing page. CodecV takes control of your computer and will disable your antivirus software. Some times you can scan your computer using your antivirus software but it will not detect or remove the CodecV infection. If you remove CodecV files manually, it will come back once you restart your computer. So we recommend a automatic CodecV removal using the removal tool.

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CodecV will also show bogus alerts like :

CodecV Warning
Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.

Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection! Click this message to install the last update of security software…

Virus activity detected.
This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs. Click here to remove it immediately with CodecV.

CodecV Firewall Alert
CodecV Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet. Internet Explorer Internet Browser is infected with worm SVCHOST.Stealth.Keyloger. This worm is trying to send your credit card details using Internet Explorer Internet Browser to connect to remote host.

How To Restart in Safemode with Networking

While the computer is starting please being to repeatedly tap the F8 key on your keyboard.

This will open up the Advanced Boot Options screen, in Windows 7 or Vista, or the Windows Advanced Options Menu in Windows XP. The screen that you need to get to will look similar to the one below.

At the above screen you will see a variety of options that can be used to boot Windows. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, highlight the option labeled Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Once it is highlighted, click on the Enter key on your keyboard.

How To Know Whether Your Computer Is Infected With CodecV?

While CodecV is running, it will display fake security alerts about dangerous infections and threats to scare you into thinking that your computer has a serious problem. Just like the fake scan results, these alerts are also fake and are only being used to scare you into purchasing the CodecV program. As you can see that CodecV program is a scam as it is ransoming the proper operation of your computer until you purchase it. It goes without saying that you should not purchase the CodecV program for any reason. Some of the alert CodecV displays include:

System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.

Name: firefox.exe
Name: c:\program files\firefox\firefox.exe
Application that seems to be a key-logger is detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to enable the security mode and run CodecV scanning.

System component corrupted!
System reboot error has occurred due to lsass.exe system process failure.
This may be caused by severe malware infections.
Automatic restore of lsass.exe backup copy completed.
The correct system performance can not be resumed without eliminating the cause of lsass.exe corruption.

Manual CodecV Removal Instructions:

1. How to stop CodecV processes:

1. Click the Start menu, select Run.
2. Type taskmgr.exe into the the Run command box, and click “OK.” You can also launch the Task Manager by pressing keys CTRL + Shift + ESC.
3. Click Processes tab, and find CodecV related processes.
4. Once you’ve found the CodecV related processes, right-click them and select “End Process” to kill CodecV related process.

2. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
3. Locate CodecV in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it.

3. How to delete CodecV files in Windows XP/Vista/7:

1. Click your Windows Start menu, then click “Search.”
2. A pop up will ask, “What do you want to search for?” Click “All files and folders.”
3. Type a CodecV file in the search box, and select “Local Hard Drives.”
4. Click “Search.” Once the CodecV file is found, delete it.

4. Detect and delete CodecV associated files listed below:

C:\ProgramData\[random numbers]\
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\CodecV
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\CodecV
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\[random].exe
%System Root%\Samples
%User Profile%\Local Settings\Temp
%Program Files%\CodecV
%Program Files%\CodecV

5. Open the Registry Editor, search and delete these CodecV Registry Entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ‘0’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ‘0’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore “DisableSR ” = ‘1’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “3948550101”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ekrn.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “xsa”

Please, be informed that manual removal of CodecV virus is a cumbersome procedure and does not always ensure complete deletion of the CodecV, since some files might be hidden or may automatically reanimate themselves later.

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How Did You Get CodecV Infection On Your Computer?

Tough to say because CodecV is distributed through many avenues. The most common method CodecV spreads is with the use of a fake scanner webpage. Another possibility of how CodecV arrives is via a Trojan designed to look like a flash update or video codec. If left on the computer, the damage caused by CodecV can worsen and accelerate, so speedy removal of CodecV infection is important. CodecV is a potential threats that might compromise your privacy or damage your computer. Your access to your computer files may be suspended until you remove CodecV from your computer.

Why CodecV Is A Very Dangerous Infection:

* CodecV may spread via Trojans
* CodecV may display fake security messages
* CodecV appears in a desktop hijack
* CodecV is deceitful by popping up numerous annoying advertisements
* CodecV may install additional spyware to your computer

* CodecV is a malicious fake antispyware application
* CodecV may repair its files, spread or update by itself
* CodecV violates your privacy and compromises your security
* CodecV installation occurs without users’ knowledge or consent
* CodecV can slow down your computer performance

If CodecV resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that CodecV may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking CodecV removal process.

How to Reomve CodecV Manually:

Manual removal of CodecV may not be for everyone. Each manual CodecV removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all CodecV related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic CodecV removal Tool.

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