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CODEC virus of some kind


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#1 FRL

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 01:42 PM

I think I have a CODEC virus, but not one I have found anywhere with Google.

Not only does it pop up an error, it also causes a program fault when I run McAfee or SpyBot. I am able to run MalwareBytes, but it doesn't find anything. When the error pops up it gives me the dialog for sending an error to MicrooSoft, but this dialog is fake. You can't cancel it. Then it tells me I need to re-load my system Codec. It sends me to hxxp://system-codec.com/index.php?id=42

It also pops up an error message:

"Multimedia Device Not Recognized
One of the Multimedia devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it. To resolve this issue please install System Media Codec. Click this message to install the codec"

It also has changed my screen resolution. I can't access the control pannel to fix this. It causes a program fault. Basically I can't do anything.

Please help!!

Edited by Orange Blossom, 13 February 2010 - 05:47 PM.
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 08:30 AM

I am running XP and it is up to date, but I stuck with IE 6.




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