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try adding the reg entry manually?

i'll have a look at installing it on my machine and see how far I get :)


K-lite 2.77 just installed perfectly for me.. it's only 7 megs, so you should grab it as it's a much newer version than the one you have. saying that, I downloaded it about 3 months ago, so there's probably a newer one than I've got ;)

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Beware Fake Codecs - it could be a trojan

»Security Cleanup »Beware Fake Codecs - it could be a trojan

New FAQ posted in Security Cleanup because, frankly folks, I'm tired of cleaning up Zlob/smitfraud trojan infections.

We have got to get the word out that the fake codecs out there are epidemic and there are too many people falling for it.

Security Forums have been deluged with daily cries of help from victims of the "Smitfraud" desktop hijackers that are using fake codec to infect their prey.

Watch out for the Zlob Trojan that poses as a codec needed to view a video, then installs a fake virus and urges its victims to download a rogue anti-spyware program to remove it. It has been confirmed that this malware also takes advantage of unpatched systems using exploits on web pages. Visit Microsoft Update to ensure that you have ALL of the critical Windows security updates!


Other victims have been infected by a fake e-card greeting, or even a spoofed e-mail that claims to be Windows Update (Microsoft never sends updates via e-mail). Still more unassuming victims received an e-mail asking them to open a link to see the message (these can be fake e-mails, intended only to infect), or even a link from your 'buddy' in instant messages - but don't trust it if you aren't expecting it. Even your buddy could be infected without his/her knowledge and the virus on their computer is sending you the link with one purpose, and one purpose only - to infect you!

A few of the fake codecs out there include:


eMedia Codec

HQ Codec











PornPass Manager

PornMag Pass









X Password Generator

X Password Manager


We urge you to be aware and watch out for fake codecs. This is one of the favorite methods used by the authors of malware to lure you into downloading a file that infects your computer. If you receive a link for a video that says you need a certain codec in order to view it, be careful! Today, it could be a fake codec that is actually a Trojan just waiting to infect your system.

What will you get with one of these infected fake codecs?

»Security Cleanup »Screenshots of Desktop Hijack

New variants are being released daily, even faster than Security Products companies receive new samples for detection. And because it does take time for due diligence on detection for the newer variants, it is important to remember that prevention is the key!

A screen shot of what one of the fake codecs can look like is here:


This isn't something new! bobince profile.gif recently posted an extensive list of domains known to distribute these fake codecs:

»Re: Beware of zCodec: it's malware

I'm really hoping that those of you reading this will get the word out and get some attention to the risks of blindly accepting "you need this codec to view the video".

If anyone you know has gotten this infection, please send them to this FAQ for cleanup:

»Security Cleanup »Smitfraud Removal

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