‘Your codec version is too old’ alert is one of the symptoms which should warn you about virus activity on your PC. To convince PC users that their machines really have problems with codecs, this new category of malwares where Home Codec Pack is one of the members has also been noticed to disable media players needed for watching videos on the infected machines. Additionally, after displaying ‘Your codec version is too old’ alert, hackers seek to spoof their victims in more intelligent and unexpected way, so be aware about that! You will be redirected to malicious purchase websites where you will be offered to purchase the codec you need.
‘Your codec version is too old’ usually appears when you try to play some movie. You may additionally receive more misleading messages trying to get you into believing that your machine has problems with codec: ‘File cannot be played. Codec not found’, ‘This video cannot be played due to old version of your codecs’ and other. Additionally, you are expected to be prepared for making a payment because that’s the only way you are told how to fix the problem. Never fall into this scam! Running a reputable anti-spyware, like spyhunter is highly recommended. Besides, read the guide how to to distinguish malwares from this category.
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