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Vista Codec Package 5.7.9
on 26 July 2010 , reviewed by: laura newell

# 117

for those of u using non panda virus scanners not all scanners detect vista codec packs virus but panda does so i suggest trying that then reinstalling ur original virus scaner also it seems to be connected to bing toolbar too so be careful with that ive already contact norton

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Vista Codec Package 5.6.8
on 29 April 2010 , reviewed by: Scientific Frontline

# 116

@Jim Schaffer
It should have been fine, but as reported before... there are many download sites that have injected Trojan/Viruses in the package. The worst of them is "brothersoft .com."

It is best to download VCP from the source: http://shark007 .net

Keep in mind "free-codecs.com" is not at all responsible for what you get from the mirror download sites. They are just are a well trusted review and link site.

Although I hate to do this on a review for a product, I would really suggest K-Lite Mega Codecs, and use the MPHC player that is offered with it.
Heidi-Ann

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Vista Codec Package 5.6.8
on 27 April 2010 , reviewed by: Jim Schaffer

# 115

The thought was there (having only the best of the best codecs installed), but the install wen't terribly wrong! Thank Goodness for Microsoft recovery! After installing this codec package for Vista, my email locked up and I couldn't get any browser other than IE to even start anymore. Printing from IE would even lock up the application. Rather than trying to UNINSTALL the app, I opted to utilize the Microsoft Recovery just before the install. Recovery fixed all my problems with the install. Now I just still have a problem viewing .mp4 movies in Google's Picasa. Solution anyone? (I'm not sure that the installed vista codec package would have fixed the problem as I panicked into recovering my system before even trying).

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium with SP2 (32bit) on an HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.

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Vista Codec Package 5.6.4
on 21 March 2010 , reviewed by: Scientific Frontline

# 114

Dear Dan,
I downloaded the latest package in Sandboxie and checked with Norton 360. The file is clean.
Please indicated which mirror you downloaded from so that can be checked and report to the good guys at Codec.com. There is unfortunately a few mirror site that come up at Codecs.com that have been known to be infected. I also have noticed that Codecs.com takes affirmative action to remove those links.
What puzzles me Dan is why you installed it if Norton's said it was infected. Set your download MRG. to scan after download, and you would not had an issue.

I personally don't use this package, but thoroughly tested it and found it to be a very clean and well thought package.

For those who want to be more security, highly suggest you learn how to use Sandboxie before moving a program to regular program files.
http://www.sandboxie .com

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Vista Codec Package 5.6.4
on 20 March 2010 , reviewed by: Dan Bond

# 113

The first button i clicked i got ATTACKED by the TROJON VIRUS which is an extemely dangerious virus this was detected by NORTON360
so PLEASE TO ANYONE JUST DONT DOWNLOAD IT BECAUSE U WILL END UP PAYING AT LEAST 60 ON REMOVING TH BUGGER AT PCWORLD just some advice for ya innocent people :)

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Vista Codec Package 5.5.2
on 10 January 2010 , reviewed by: Hooper

# 112

Two of the files created by this progam...
C:\Program Files (x86)\VistaCodecPack\Tools\conflict.exe
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C:\Program Files (x86)\VistaCodecPack\Tools\setupinfo.exe
were detected by Avira AntiVir as being infected with the TR/Dropper.Gen trojan.

False positive or not, I'm not taking the chance.

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Vista Codec Package 5.5.2
on 04 January 2010 , reviewed by: Britnie

# 111

Works beautifully. Downloaded in minutes, already have my movie ready to go! No virus detected. Very easy to use.

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Vista Codec Package 5.5.0
on 21 December 2009 , reviewed by: Where I can get the old version 470

# 110

I want to uninstall my old version 470. But Error. Sadly I have deleted the 470 master setup.

Now I need old version 470 setup to reinstall and then remove it cleanly before installing this 550.

Somebody tell me where I can get the old 470?

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Vista Codec Package 5.4.7
on 28 October 2009 , reviewed by: darwesh

# 109

No virus. No problem installing. Great distribution - thanks very much

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Vista Codec Package 5.4.0
on 28 August 2009 , reviewed by: Carol

# 108

Mazabuka, if you havent broken the elastic on your mouse ears yet, put them on, zip up your mouse suit, and press the uninstall button on the Help tab.

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Vista Codec Package 5.3.8
on 22 August 2009 , reviewed by: Mazabuka

# 107

How do you un-install this heap of mickey-mouse crap?

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Vista Codec Package 5.3.7
on 18 August 2009 , reviewed by: Richard Snow

# 106

plays the movies ok, but Mcaffee detected a virus

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Vista Codec Package 5.3.7
on 14 August 2009 , reviewed by: Aiden

# 105

After installation McAfee detected a virus which changes itself to prevent detection. It deleted the virus and I un-installed the codec pack. People really make me sick who get kicks out of this kind of practice. My advice, dont even download it.

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Vista Codec Package 5.3.6
on 09 August 2009 , reviewed by: djb

# 104

This is very good IMHO. I actually have the new Win7 codecs version of this, and it works very well. This now creates a thumbnail for Flash files which is very smart. It has everything that you need, including FFDShow. I did NOT get a virus when I downloaded this. Might have been a false detection. It works great and all my files play without any problems.

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Vista Codec Package 5.3.5
on 24 July 2009 , reviewed by: Anonymous

# 103

Location: C:\Program Files\VistaCodecPack\Tools\renderer32.exe

A virus is a self-replicating program that can harm your computer, compromise its security, and damage valuable files.

it's a worm
W32/autorun.worm.zf.gen

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Vista Codec Package 5.3.5
on 24 July 2009 , reviewed by: Anonymous

# 102

No virus. No problem installing. Great distribution - thanks very much.

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Vista Codec Package 5.3.4
on 23 July 2009 , reviewed by: Helpfull helper

# 101

THIS FILE CONTAINS A VIRUS!!!!

DO NOT INSTALL

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Vista Codec Package 5.3.4
on 23 July 2009 , reviewed by: Knievel

# 100

Awesome, fixed all my playback issues.
Can't thank you enough :)

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Vista Codec Package 5.3.4
on 22 July 2009 , reviewed by: anthony

# 99

worked great,and easy to install .Thanks heaps to the creator ,big help.cheers

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Vista Codec Package 5.3.1
on 21 June 2009 , reviewed by: Jason

# 98

NOD32 is detecting a virus, I'm pretty sure it's a false positive but they should really fix that!


win32/packed.auto.gen potentially unwanted application

and this was caught in settings32.exe, Vista Codec Package.msi

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Vista Codec Package 5.3.1
on 18 June 2009 , reviewed by: Vista Codec Package 5.3.1

# 97

since i upgrade to this version wmp can play 3gp format. n if i select 3gp file in explorer, it will be close n show error message. please fixed this problem sir.
thx

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Vista Codec Package 5.2.7
on 29 May 2009 , reviewed by: roxy

# 96

i added this because my audio worked but the video didnt and since i added it, its just the opposite...now my video works but the audio doesnt, does anyone know how to fix this?

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Vista Codec Package 5.2.4
on 13 May 2009 , reviewed by: jery

# 95

Pack works fine, download speed was horrible.

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Vista Codec Package 5.2.1
on 30 April 2009 , reviewed by: PCtech

# 94

THIS IS THE BEST CODEC PACKAGE I EVER USED!
If you want performance from Vista MediaCenter,
YOU NEED THIS.

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Vista Codec Package 5.2.0
on 29 April 2009 , reviewed by: maldini

# 93

es muy bueno este pack

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Vista Codec Package 5.2.0
on 27 April 2009 , reviewed by: Steve

# 92

Vista Codec Package 5.2.0 Works well when nothing else was working for me thank you very much

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Vista Codec Package 5.2.0
on 25 April 2009 , reviewed by: Heebster 16

# 91

Stumbled upon this pack for my new vista x64 build, works flawlessly with WMP. All mainstream file types I tried worked. Fantastic. Thank you.

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Vista Codec Package 5.1.9
on 21 April 2009 , reviewed by: pat gayper

# 90

top class !!!!! ***** all my movie files played perfect ! and its the only package that has worked with this terrible vista !!! tnx so much !

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Vista Codec Package 5.1.9
on 19 April 2009 , reviewed by: Jamie

# 89

After spending 5 frustrating hours trying to figure out how to import an audio file into Windows Movie Maker, and sifting through a million useless "codecs", I finally came across this site and was able to solve my problem within minutes. I can now finally finish the slide show for my wedding! Thank you, thank you!

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Vista Codec Package 5.1.5
on 17 March 2009 , reviewed by: Seraphael

# 88

Got error code: 80070057 in winamp everytime I tried playing avi-files untill I installed the vista codec package (had K-Lite installed previously). Now everything works like a charm! Good stuff!

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Vista Codec Package 5.1.4
on 11 March 2009 , reviewed by: Shark007

# 87

Steveo's lack of knowledge is bad.

This software works. Period.

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Vista Codec Package 5.1.4
on 08 March 2009 , reviewed by: Steveo

# 86

MSI installers are bad.

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Vista Codec Package 5.1.4
on 02 March 2009 , reviewed by: gaga

# 85

after long time that i'm fighting with codecs/codecs packs and smart codec doctors i have found the ultimate codecs pack.
i'm using vista home primium in hp pavilion tx2000 and my wmp is playing everything that i try to play.
avi,mov,rm,flv,mp4,mp4HD,rmv i dont need more than that.
i convert some videos and as i say allso everything is great.
i am so amazed from that codecs pack that i must say that this is much,much,much better then k-lite/full/mega or standart edition.
well THANK YOU SHARK!!!

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Vista Codec Package 5.1.4
on 26 February 2009 , reviewed by: salvatore

# 84

very gooooooooooood

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Vista Codec Package 5.1.3
on 23 February 2009 , reviewed by: gonwk

# 83

GREAT CODEC PACKAGE.

Problems that I reported earlier with 5.1.0 and 5.1.1 ... actually there was NO PROBLEM ... the program is just too metaculous ... so it was trying to clean up my individually installed mess of Codecs.

Anyway ... Shark007, author of "Vista Codec Pack" ... Continues to produce an Exceptional Codec Pacakge ... and continually updates it and adds great tools to it. Also, Shark007 provides Great Support on his Forum answering questions.

I am giving this Codec Pack a 10 out of 10. G!:)

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Vista Codec Package 5.1.1
on 03 February 2009 , reviewed by: gonwk

# 82

I tried installing "Vista Codec Pack 5.1.0 & 5.1.1" on my laptop that has Vista Home Premium, SP1, 64-Bit... installation CRASHED several times and my CPU Fan kicks-in high ... installation stops at about 50% for no apparent reason!

So, this Codec Pack is NO GOOD to me!

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Vista Codec Package 5.0.7
on 07 January 2009 , reviewed by: capfact

# 81

It works quite well, EXCEPT for certain (but not all) flv files.

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this?

If this problem gets fixed, it will get a 5 rating.

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Vista Codec Package 5.0.4
on 10 December 2008 , reviewed by: Nick

# 80

Absolutely awesome! I was having a hard time viewing certain movies. Now I have no problems at all, everything works perfectly! Thanks a ton.

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Vista Codec Package 4.7.3
on 27 October 2008 , reviewed by: Gary Horwitz

# 79

Just Purchased a new Dell Inspiron computer that was manufactured in September 2008. l have a great deal of Mp4 files that the windows media player wont play.
Will this Vista codec package allow me to view these files or should l rather install the FFD Show Mpeg4 download from this site.?
Please advise. Thanks.

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Vista Codec Package 4.7.3
on 11 October 2008 , reviewed by: coolcanadiandude

# 78

dude... i tried this software and it ended up ****ing up all my .mov files and quicktime- wtf?

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