why cant i uninstall DivX converter

October 26, 2010 at 13:51:10
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi my son installed a program called DivX been trying to uninstall it but it just doesnt uninstall its like its totally ignoring me lol... think it is making my computer run slowly.

thanks for any help

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October 27, 2010 at 00:36:50
DivX is a legitimate program but I have come across instances where it has slowed down machines & their 'help' is useless. The way I've gone about it is to start Task Manager and stop any Divx processes - usually there's only one called DIVXupdate.exe. Try uninstalling from Control Panel again. If still no joy, then go into Program Files and delete the Divx folder. You then need to use something like CCleaner or Revo Uninstaller to do a cleanup and remove any old registry settings that point to the deleted folder. Bit of a sledgehammer method, but it works.

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January 25, 2011 at 12:52:24
I do not think Divx is a "legitimate" program. Its behavior and inability to uninstall is quite suspicious. To remove it from my system I had to locate and delete every folder and dll with divx in the name, then run CCleaner to fix the registry. After a reboot it seems to be all gone and my system is working again.

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January 25, 2011 at 13:42:15

DivX can certainly be a legitimate program (look for it in Google).
Of-course, a virus can steal the name of any legit program - it just depends on where it is located and its exact name..

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