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divX player

By bambi
Mar 30, 2005
  1. is it true that divX players and software can carry maliscious ware.I was trying to play a movie(in divX)that my windows media player said it could not play cause it didnt support the divX format.Now i am getting slower speeds and i still cant play the mov.Is there a safe player and bundle i can download or wat should i do.thankyou for any help
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Any program you download off the internet may contain malware. A good rule of thumb is not to install anything you are offered in popup windows or ad banners - if a software maker can afford and needs advertising then it means their business methods are fishy.
    No video file can carry any extra software so if all you downloaded was a movie file then nothing happened.
    To play DivX files in Windows Media Player you need to download the DivX codec. Get the minimal free version from www.divx.com
    Do not install the DivX Player they offer you.
     
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Slower speeds in what? In general?

    It wouldn't hurt to run some spyware detection / removal tools, such as Spybot - Search & Destroy, Ad-Aware and HijackThis.

    Most of the "Windows OS" section threads are about spyware these days, just read some to get an idea of what to do and what's going on.
     
  4. grandslam2005

    grandslam2005 TS Rookie

    Thanks NODSU , but i cant seem to find out where the minimal free version is on www.divx.com , any guide?
     
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    No need to take things that literally.
    Just download the free version. Install only the codec and nothing else.
    From here if you like: http://www.divx.com/divx/download/
     
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