Is there Malware in DivX software?
I was looking for DivX player/codecs for Mac. Naturally I went to the official website div.com and was very unpleasantly surprised; (
Warning! Be careful! The DivX installer for MAC is available on http://download.divx.com/stable/divx/DivXInstaller.dmg contains a lot of malware`s.
Report on VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/180d63a60eb1b87cb9967264e58e507a383747a8ac6008b413142d8051ccb4b2/detection
The question is where you can download safety codecs (maybe more)???
Developers, pay attention!
DivX Software is completely safe to install on your PC or Mac.
The free version of the DivX Software does include some third party offers that some anti-virus software may detect as what is called "false positive". Please rest assured that there are never any viruses with the DivX Software. These third party software, that some user might find useful, help us keep providing a free version of the DivX Software.
These offers can also always be declined during the installation process. And we do sell the Ad-Free Plug-in as well as the DivX Pro, that will not have any offers within the installer as well as Ads within the DivX Software components. You can find more information on those two on our website DivX.com.
In most cases, making sure you are on the most up-to-date definition will fix these false positives. Please try making sure you have the most updated version and definition for your anti-virus and/or try temporary disabling your anti-virus software when running the DivX Software installer.
If you experience any issues or have additional questions please feel free to contact our Support team here.Comment actions
I confirm this problem when i have downloaded by rubber the dmg file thèse days .
on same time , with Divx update i have doowloaded the last version of divx pro ( v.10.8.7 ) and my Norton anti viruses has detected regclean pro as dangerous . Certains files systeme of my PC Windows are deleted . Then , it was impossible for the divx pro walking with divx player
the team support has give me a good version without malwares or viruses ( v 10.7.3 ) for my XP
thanks again for Marcio of team support
Received update for DivX new version--10.8.7.
I am immediately advised by my protection systems that "Trojan.Win32.Chapak.dgtm detected" in this new version.
One month ago, Ray Stone requested "a malware-free update". Where is your response? Is there a DivX Pro new version 10.8.7 that does not contain components that are dangerous to our computers?
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i got a virus in my pc after downloading DIVX PLAYER MY PC CRASHED OS WAS DELETED AFTER it took me 8 hrs to figured how to get my OS back had to install windows again i don't rec this product Trojan Messed up my os system DIVX U NEED TO FIX YOURE STINKY PRODUCT OR YOU WILL BE SUED FOR DAMAGES
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