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Hope this is helpful - Spigot infection carrier


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#1 JamesGlasgowUK

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:17 AM

Hi All

 

I too was infected with this but Broni helped me clear it :)  Hopefully this information stops some infections.

 

This morning I updated my video codecs, the package carries it and installs automatically unless you choose custom.  Really annoying used this program for years with no issues now bundled with junk.  I thought I'd let everyone know though in case it helps.

 

http://picpaste.com/codec-N2YAQKlV.png

 

Above is a screenshot to show the codec etc thats infected.

 

Thanks

 

James



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#2 noknojon

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:17 AM

Hello -

That shows a Media Player Codec download "Accept Option" and it asks you if you accept certain terms.

These terms include installing Toolbars and Add-ons.

 

Always read the terms when you download any program from the internet.

 

Today you will find that over 50% of downloads can include many unwanted extras.

This even includes some Antivirus programs, Adobe updates, and if you use it, even Java updates try to install extras.






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