Has your computer prompted you to download a video codec lately?
This is a comprehensive list of fake codecs on the Internet that will be continuously updated as new fake codecs are discovered.
Hackers are utilizing new ways to spread malicious files onto computers though the internet. One simple way is sneaking a parasite through the download of a codec onto a computer. A Codec is a program, usually small size, which gives an operating system the ability to play audio or video in a particular format such as MP3, MPEG, WAV, or WMV.
The download of a video or audio codec happens pretty often due to the extensive library of media available to computer users. Everyone wants to play back the newest and coolest multimedia file on their computer and sometimes in order to do this it requires a download or update to the audio or video codec. This is the chance given to hackers to make it look like a normal occurrence of a codec and in return the computer user accepts any alert message and continues with the codec download. In this scenario the computer user does not know they may have just downloaded and installed spyware, adware, or some unknown virus.
Hackers have developed very deviant and malicious files in the form of a codec download. There are several sources of malicious codecs and we have compiled a list of the IP address of certain harmful codec sources. Below you will find a comprehensive list of codec websites and codec names developed by hackers to spread harmful and malicious files to computer users on the internet.
Currently Active Codecs:
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List of older fake codecs:
MP Video Codec