Xvid codec only / Possible adware spyware virus issue.

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Xvid codec only / Possible adware spyware virus issue.

Post by eltio on Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:15 am

Good morning.

I needed to install the xvid codec on my windows 7 computer. I wasn't sure if I could install only this codec or if I was obliged to install the whole k-lite pack. So I went looking for the xvid codec alone. I found a wikipedia page of xvid : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xvid . This wikipedia page indicated that xvid's website was "xvid.com" I downloaded the codec from there and then installed it on my computer. But I think it might be adware/spyware/virus, because icons on my computer desktop had some kind of flash during installation and the xvid folder on the program files folder showed a lot of weird stuff : https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/11/19/181119120415621967.png

I immediately uninstalled the xvid codec from "programs and features" and it removed the whole folder. Now I don't know what to do. If I should clean my computer ? Get the codec from somewhere else ?

I also found this website http://netctr.com/codecs.html that says (I quote) : "Also xvid com was sold but this page is the replacement for that site. I cannot endorse that site now for it is related to zango and other spyware related mechanisations."

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Re: Xvid codec only / Possible adware spyware virus issue.

Post by Admin on Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:40 pm

No need to worry. Xvid.com is the official website. Those files in your screenshot are harmless extra tools that are included in the Xvid installer.

If you want to install only Xvid using K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, then that is possible. At the beginning of the installation select "Advanced" install mode. That allow you to fully customize the installation and select only Xvid VFW codec.


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Re: Xvid codec only / Possible adware spyware virus issue.

Post by eltio on Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:39 pm

Thanks a lot Mr Admin ! And thanks for the great job during all these years.

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