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#1 bobbies

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 05:49 AM

I have Windows 7,and i watch my movies with V.L.C. player, i downloaded a film, but it comes up i need some Codecs, so first is it a scam, or secondly if i need them where is a safe place to get them, and if i get them do they automatically, find there way to my player.

 

Also i have had movies that want a password, so again is this a scam, again if not which is the best way to go about it. Thanks again.



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 06:39 AM

If you are downloading free movies using a p2p such as uTorrent then you should expect adware and malware to be part of the deal.

VLC likely doesn't need any added codecs. So, yes it is likely you would be infected if you downloaded the codecs.

 

You should start a new topic in the Am I infected What do I do forum for assistance in running some programs to clean up your computer. It is 

likely you already have at the least adware and possibly malware on your computer.


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 08:31 AM

Same topic?  :rolleyes:

 

VLC likely doesn't need any added codecs. So, yes it is likely you would be infected if you downloaded the codecs.

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If a video asks for a password it's likely the same deal as above...

 

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