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by shli56 / April 2, 2012 9:54 PM PDT

I heard that codec-v is safe. Does anyone know about it? Is it really safe?

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I'm getting mixed results
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 2, 2012 10:51 PM PDT
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from Google.

That makes me cautious and I would stay away.


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The only thing
by Jimmy Greystone / April 2, 2012 11:31 PM PDT

The only thing I'm seeing when I search for "codec-v" is a bunch of entries regarding it being the second stage of a malware infection. First you pick up some bit of malware, it tells you that you need to download this codec-v software, which then probably is some nasty trojan that slaves your system to a botnet.

To the OP, and anyone else... This can all be made pretty simple: If VLC Player won't play it, odds are it's not safe.

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by DIMmichael / April 11, 2012 1:31 AM PDT
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After doing some research, I've checked and I found that Codec-V is completely clean:-)

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Care to share your sources?
by Jimmy Greystone / April 11, 2012 3:30 AM PDT
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Let's just say I remain unconvinced by someone who offers absolutely nothing to back up their claim which goes against the findings of two other people, and you've made a grand total of three posts. Doesn't give you a lot of time to build up a reputation for providing good info. The good news is, this is as golden an opportunity to start building a reputation as you're going to get.

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I would steer clear
by lodgrantham / June 1, 2012 10:08 PM PDT
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There are reports of many malware extensions, including one called codec-c

here's a report of what happened when someone removed codec-v

I would say all modern browsers and operating systems are able to play any video out there. there is almost never a reason to download a new codec

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The GOLDEN Answer
by Digikiwam13 / April 21, 2013 12:02 PM PDT
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Codec-V and Codec-C are MALWARE
You DO NOT need to download anything to get the video to work - follow these simple steps.

download the Developer Tools
go to the screen right before you click play on your video
Ctrl+Shift+I (bring up developer tools)
Click the magnifying glass and then on the video player
look for a line that contains vcdbl and delete the entire line
click on the player to start your video
close the developer tools
watch your video

Internet Explorer is much the same
install Developer Tools
F12 to open then
Click the EDIT Icon (no need to click the player screen this time)
Delete the line that contains vcdbl
Click the EDIT Icon again (important)
Click your player
close the developer tools window
Watch your video


footnote: Sometimes it is vcdbl other times it's something different like cdl or even codec_c
Just look for that line in the page code, delete it and go from there.

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