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Windows 7 Codec Pack

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  • All versions:

    3.5 stars

    out of 161 votes

    • 5 star: 72
    • 4 star: 25
    • 3 star: 15
    • 2 star: 12
    • 1 star: 37
  • Current version:

    1.5 stars

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 11
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  • 1.0 stars

    "BEWARE WILL INSTALL CRAP ON YOUR PC"

    March 8, 2014  |   By jbisciot

    Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8

    Pros

    not worth messing up your PC with viruses and other malware

    Cons

    will install "search conduit" onto your PC if you are not careful! Don't bother installing since they are sleazy.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "YOU CANNOT AVOID AD-WARE WITH THIS DOWNLOAD"

    February 12, 2014  |   By XFIENX

    Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8

    Pros

    It gave me new codecs which is exactly what it advertized

    Cons

    even when declining the special offers it installs ad-ware and potentially other viruses to your computer.

    Summary

    I've only noticed a few pop ups since I've downloaded this, only appearing while using Google Chrome (I have popup blocker installed also which makes it even more suspicious), but I made sure to do custom installation and uncheck every additional box that it offered so in theory I shouldn't have any additional software at all. I also read the entire terms of service and nowhere did it say that it was going to install anything other than what it claimed to. Yet it seems I've been tricked.

    I wish I could rate this better because it honestly did solve the issues I was having, and with this download, all video files can play with windows media player like I wanted; but now I have some hidden virus somewhere that may take weeks to locate, let alone remove.

    I made a system restore point before installing this and I recommend you do so as well. I haven't decided whether I want to go back to that point and just forget the whole thing or if it's worth trying to debug my system. Regardless, don't download this unless you are prepared for what it's going to give you.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Did not work on Win 7 64 bit"

    February 11, 2014  |   By UdderAppreciation

    Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8

    Pros

    Absolutely none

    Cons

    After installation, still unable to play flv and mkv files in Windows Media Player, rendering the installation useless.

    Installation setup/instructions designed to smuggle in unwanted programs.

    Summary

    If you're going to take your chances and install this, select the advanced or custom installation options & pay attention to each step of the installation. They smuggled in toolbar, ad-ware and homepage alterations into the installation process, so be sure to un-check and decline all the offers you don't want; as the default setting is to accept the offers.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Pay Attention!"

    January 27, 2014  |   By giant23twentythree

    Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8

    Pros

    Fixed my audio issues.

    Cons

    ... "Conduit" and other "trojan" programs.

    Summary

    You really can't afford to assume and be "click" happy... Pay Attention.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "TROJAN ALERT!!"

    January 6, 2014  |   By missvanderhagen

    Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8

    Pros

    none as it hacked

    Cons

    stay away please

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  • 1.0 stars

    "No good do not download"

    January 1, 2014  |   By vgaines

    Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8

    Pros

    Nothing about it is good

    Cons

    It took me a awhile to get it off my computer.

    Summary

    this codec messes up movies when making Movie DVDs. Also the Download comes with Mal ware that one has to use Reg Edit to delete all references to the Mal ware. I use to be able to come here for all my downloads, however with the last few downloads I have obtained here has been loaded with Mal ware, spy ware and such. When I build or rebuild a computer this is the first place I come to now I not too sure what will happen in the future. I can still obtain certain software that has not been corrupted. So I will continue use this site. but not as much as I use to. and I have to be real careful about which software I download. At one time I got all of my Codecs here.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DONT DO IT!!!!"

    December 31, 2013  |   By n2tatt2s

    Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8

    Pros

    CODECS WORK LIKE THEY SAY

    Cons

    YOU WLL SPEND MORE TIME RIDDING YOUR MACHNE OF UNWANTED ADD ONS. AND YOUR ANTI VIRUS SFTWARE WILL WORK OVERTIME RIDDING UR MACHINE OF THE TROJANS.

    Summary

    WHAT HAPPEND TO THIS SITE??? IT USED TO BE THE BEST. IM DISAPPOINTED CNET.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Klote produkt"

    November 12, 2013  |   By tinnefkop

    Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8

    Pros

    Geeft je dingen die je niet wilt.
    CNET was ooit een mooie bron van info en spullen, maar niet meer!

    Cons

    Geeft je dingen die je niet wilt.
    CNET was ooit een mooie bron van info en spullen, maar niet meer!

    Summary

    Geeft je dingen die je niet wilt.
    CNET was ooit een mooie bron van info en spullen, maar niet meer!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It works fine for me."

    November 10, 2013  |   By swanjame

    Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8

    Pros

    You hardly know it's there except that you have the codecs to play virtually anything.

    Cons

    None. I opt out of whatever offers I don't want.

    Summary

    I have had it on one Windows 7 notebook for over three years, on a Windows 7 netbook for over a year, and on a Windows 8 tablet for a few weeks,

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Terrible. Avoid this product."

    October 15, 2013  |   By nullhogarth

    Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.8

    Pros

    Provides a few minimally useful codecs that most users either already have or don't need.

    Cons

    Installs software that NO ONE wants or needs along with the codecs.

    Summary

    Use at your own risk, but be aware that this product installs software that you may not want, along with the codecs it advertises.

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