The file WindowsCodecs.dll is used to execute the service Microsoft Windows Codecs Library for the process explorer.exe and the modules of werconcpl.dll and d3d11.dll, and support the device drivers in the iBUYPOWER computer.

The file was published at 7/13/2009 4:29:14 PM, and is usually located in the path of C:WindowsSystem32. Once it is active, the module will occupy 1011200 KB of the memory usage.

If the memory usage of the file showed in the Task Manager is over 3435696 bytes, then it is possible that there is a virus TrojanDownloader:Win32/Agent.EW or Trojan Program:Win32/BaldEagleScreensaver on your machine. This indicates that the file should be replaced immediately with a clean one.

Note: TrojanDownloader:Win32/Agent.EW is developed by the author of the website of “advancedinstaller” and spreads through installing the malware Advanced Installer Professional.

The module with the version 6.1.7600.16385 is shared by the games such as Command & Conquer: Generals 2, the web browsers such as Mozilla 8.0 and the antivirus such as BullGuard Internet Security 12.

If the version number changes and the file is not restored as soon as possible, your computer would receive the D3DCompiler_43.dll missing / not found errors, the access violation at the address 6F68AF86 and the error code 0x1186(Windows NT).

The windowsCodecs.dll vulnerability leads to a total of 34356961011200 hits by the Program:Win32/BaldEagleScreensaver since 7/13/2009 4:29:14 PM in the places such as Kenya, Cambodia, Netherlands, Rwanda and Macedonia, said GEOFFREY BLACKMAN, a website editor in Busuu.

How to fix the errors related to the file

To fix and repair the related problems, a dll tool is an economical and effective way.

How to avoid the issues related to the file

When the file is missing or corrupt, you will keep getting the error:system32Windowscodecs.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Your programs like Windows Live Mail, Tom Skype, Microsoft Office, IE8 and more cann’t open. Though this error can be fixed by a dll tool, to prevent future errors, please take the following:

  1. Remove free antivirus like the Malwarebytes from your computer and then enable the Windows Defender.
  2. Back up your Windows registry before you install or uninstall a software program.
  3. Restore missing DLL files weekly by using a dll tool.
  4. Keep your media player up-to-date.