HD Video Codec Missing Plug-in: Install HD Video Codec Misleading Advertisement
April 16, 2013 12:58 PM
- Article ID:4928 -
The advertisement "HD Video Codec Missing Plug-in: Install HD Video Codec," is misleading and contains adwares according to two antivirus software. This advertisement maybe displayed at the top of your browser window as a yellow bar claiming that a video Codec is missing. This is a trick, used to impersonate a browser's notification bar that usually warns users when something is needed by the website they are browsing, in order for that website to function correctly.
This is how the “HD Video Codec Missing Plug-in: Install HD Video Codec” advertisement looks:
Many persons browsing the internet would mistakenly think this advertisement is a notification displayed by their web browsers and click on it, thinking that their browsers would download the missing codec it indicated is missing.
But, clicking on this advertisement will take you to this website hxxp://www.installssource.com/ download/download_m11.php, where you will be asked to download this file codec_pack_94396_ch.exe.
I have scanned the file and two antivirus software indicated that the file contains adwares.
Here is the result of scan:
File name: codec_pack_94396_ch.exe
Detection ratio: 2 / 45
Analysis date: 2013-04-13
- Antivirus Threat
- DrWeb Adware.Downware.902
- VIPRE CoolMirage Ltd (fs)
I DO NOT recommend installing this software and recommend using AdwCleaner to remove any potentially unwanted programs this software may have installed on your computer. AdwCleaner is a very small program and doesn't require any installation.
Click here to dowload AdwCleaner and learn more about this software.
This Potentially Uwanted Program is similar to the following:
Comments or Questions (8)
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info: 4 months, 1 week ago
You can download and install VLC Player at http://www.videolan.org/.
Anonymous: 4 months, 1 week ago
so if I want to download any hd video codec, wich should I download?
Anonymous: 6 months, 0 week ago
I did alot to uninstall the programs the only one i can't is the one titled hdvid codec v1. I keep going to control panel and uninstall but it won't, it used to be prevented because it was blocked by avast because it kept trying to send me the adware, now after doing everything else it dosn't say it's blocking anything now but it still won't uninstall.
Anonymous: 3 weeks, 3 days ago
The same goes for me... and it's a bit annoying.
Anonymous: 7 months, 3 weeks ago
"The remove instructions from the HDVidCodec HD video plugin site does not work."
Because this pugin IS VIRUS, :)
info: 10 months, 1 week ago
Also, try the free version of Malwarebytes: Click here to download it.
info: 10 months, 1 week ago
Have you tried AdwCleaner? Click here to download it.
Anonymous: 10 months, 1 week ago
The remove instructions from the HDVidCodec HD video plugin site does not work. My pc says it is removed but is still there!!!