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#1 diaz209

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:01 AM

Checked my chrome plugin today and saw this

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I googled the name but not much info is available on this plugin, anyone else with the latest version of google chrome and this plugin? 



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 07:16 AM

Google says it is:  

The Widevine Media Optimizer is a browser plugin designed for the viewing of premium video content.

The Widevine plugin is commonly used by premium content providers. Please contact your content provider for additional information or support.

 

You can disable it or uninstall it. How to:  How to uninstall the Widevine Media Optimizer browser plugin - Widevine Help

Check your other browsers for the plugin, too.

 

You can check to see if these two programs consider it adware or not. If either or both identify it, I would uninstall.

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Junkware Removal Tool Download

 

More info that better describes the plugin: 5 Reasons Google Bought Widevine — Tech News and Analysis

Widevine is a digital rights management firm, first and foremost, and DRM isn’t going away. Providing a secure way for content owners to distribute video online and to a number of connected devices will be table stakes in Google’s broader video ambitions. Whether it’s getting premium content on YouTube or securing video distributed to Google TV-powered devices, Widevine will give Google the technology and peace of mind to strike those deals.

 

 


Edited by buddy215, 28 November 2013 - 07:41 AM.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:43 PM

 

Google says it is:  

The Widevine Media Optimizer is a browser plugin designed for the viewing of premium video content.

The Widevine plugin is commonly used by premium content providers. Please contact your content provider for additional information or support.

 

You can disable it or uninstall it. How to:  How to uninstall the Widevine Media Optimizer browser plugin - Widevine Help

Check your other browsers for the plugin, too.

 

You can check to see if these two programs consider it adware or not. If either or both identify it, I would uninstall.

AdwCleaner Download

Junkware Removal Tool Download

 

More info that better describes the plugin: 5 Reasons Google Bought Widevine — Tech News and Analysis

Widevine is a digital rights management firm, first and foremost, and DRM isn’t going away. Providing a secure way for content owners to distribute video online and to a number of connected devices will be table stakes in Google’s broader video ambitions. Whether it’s getting premium content on YouTube or securing video distributed to Google TV-powered devices, Widevine will give Google the technology and peace of mind to strike those deals.

 

 

Great post and thanks for the help, sad that google chrome added it without my consent, oh well  :)


Edited by diaz209, 28 November 2013 - 06:44 PM.





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