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ARMANDO BOUSQUET asked on February 20, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

WECPUpdate.exe & Popup Asking If OK To Allow

» Upon starting up system, during startup the screen dims and popup occurs asking if OK to enable WECPUpdate.exe. I'd like to know how to stop this popup ask from occurring without lowering security of system.

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» The file WECPUpdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 258,048 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 249,856 bytes and 4 more variants. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet.

It is a potential security risk which can be modified maliciously by virus(Backdoor:Win32/Bifrose.AE). wecpupdate.exe virus should be disabled and removed if it was attacked and brought you windows xp/vista/7 errors.

After removing the virus, the exe related Dll files may have been invalid/broken or infected by malware or virus and even by virus removal. It is a must to fix the problem completely. Please follow the instructions below to fix the exe error and remove the infections:

Download DLL Suite, install and run, click Dashboard menu and click Scan DLL Errors button, click Fix DLL Errors button after the scan.

ROBERT BILODEAU replied on February 26, 2013

All Answers:

  1. JEREMY DODDS replied on February 20, 2013: » WECPUpdate.exe belongs to the Essentials Codec Pack, download AutoRuns (, start it and remove the WECPUpdate.exe entry from startup.

  2. ARMANDO BOUSQUET replied on February 20, 2013: » However, downloaded and ran autoruns.exe, selected Logons, searched for Startup; under Startup WECPUpdate.exe doesn't appear to be listed under here. (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup) It does appear to be shown under: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Media Codec Update Service WECP Auto Update Service MediaCodec.Org c:\program files (x86)\essentials codec pack\wecpupdate.exe. And I unclick this one.

  3. SHUPINGPOE LI replied on February 22, 2013: » I'm having the same problem as above but I can't seem to solve it. I downloaded and ran AutoRuns but I can't find WECPUpdate.exe anywhere! Any suggestions?

  4. MICHAEL MOORE replied on February 22, 2013: » currently selected; 4 items down from that is "Media Codec, WECP Auto Update Service, c:\program files (x86)\essen...". It looks like that the fourth line item under the selected item is the one you would want to uncheck - - Uncheck it, then reboot, and see what happens.

  5. BRUCE DICKSON replied on February 23, 2013: » Download this Program click on startup tab. and look for media Updater WECPUupdate.exe and uncheck the box next to it. You may need to have administrative rights, so if you gert the popup window when you try to uncheck the box....just click on run as administrator, then go back uncheck the box where is (media updater WECPUupdate.exe). then right click on it and delete it from your start up.

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