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Offline -midnight

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Anyone know what this is
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:25:19 AM »
Just got a notification about a new Codec Pack.  Says it's a safe download and millions of users already using this app..  Don't wait any longer and get it now. it's 100% safe. What is a Codec Pack?   ???

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Re: Anyone know what this is
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 12:49:38 AM »
It shows that Media Player Codec is missing.   Is it safe for me to install this?

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Re: Anyone know what this is
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 01:20:33 AM »
It shows that Media Player Codec is missing.   Is it safe for me to install this?

There really is insufficient information to give a definitive answer if it is legit/safe or not.

This is one of the most common tricks to get you infected, of course it would say it is safe to download, even if it were infected.  For me the bigger deal they make about it being safe to download, the more suspicious I would be.

A screenshot of the notification may be helpful.

What were you doing when you got the notification about a new codec pack ?

Do you actually have some sort of codec pack installed ?
I have the k-lite codec pack installed, but I don't believe that checks for updates or if it does I don't let it do it autonomously.
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Re: Anyone know what this is
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 01:30:42 AM »
It shows that Media Player Codec is missing.   Is it safe for me to install this?

There really is insufficient information to give a definitive answer if it is legit/safe or not.

This is one of the most common tricks to get you infected, of course it would say it is safe to download, even if it were infected.  For me the bigger deal they make about it being safe to download, the more suspicious I would be.

A screenshot of the notification may be helpful.

What were you doing when you got the notification about a new codec pack ?

Do you actually have some sort of codec pack installed ?
I have the k-lite codec pack installed, but I don't believe that checks for updates or if it does I don't let it do it autonomously.

I was here on the forum and it popped up.  I don[t even know what a Codec Pack is so I don[t know whether or not I have installed.  Not going to risk getting infected ss won't be installing it.

Sorry, but I don't know how to do a screenshot.

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Re: Anyone know what this is
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 01:38:23 AM »
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Sorry, but I don't know how to do a screenshot.
google it..... then train.  ;)

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Re: Anyone know what this is
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 04:31:12 AM »
Found this using the Windows Help on my laptop
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Re: Anyone know what this is
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 04:44:23 AM »
This might be better.
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Re: Anyone know what this is
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 03:08:50 PM »
<snip quotes>
I was here on the forum and it popped up.  I don[t even know what a Codec Pack is so I don[t know whether or not I have installed.  Not going to risk getting infected ss won't be installing it.

Sorry, but I don't know how to do a screenshot.

See this post for a handy screenshot tool, 'Greenshot' http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=19387.msg848891#msg848891.
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Re: Anyone know what this is
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2012, 05:38:55 PM »
<snip quotes>
I was here on the forum and it popped up.  I don[t even know what a Codec Pack is so I don[t know whether or not I have installed.  Not going to risk getting infected ss won't be installing it.

Sorry, but I don't know how to do a screenshot.

See this post for a handy screenshot tool, 'Greenshot' http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=19387.msg848891#msg848891.
You might also want to check out the following:
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Re: Anyone know what this is
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2012, 05:54:04 PM »
See this post for a handy screenshot tool, 'Greenshot' http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=19387.msg848891#msg848891.

David, thanks for the link!  :)
Bob, thanks for your link!  :)

Greenshot is really easy to use. Real handy to have in the toolbox.  8)
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Re: Anyone know what this is
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2012, 04:21:07 PM »
This maybe unrelated but you may want to install VLC media player. It plays almost all video files and music files. No need for you to download codecs then. Be safe :)