I have an .avi video that I need to watch but it requires the XviD codec. I found it online (xvidmovies.com) and users of McAfee site advisor state that the download site is valid and used to be the one where Microsoft would send users who needed the codec. I downloaded the installer and scaned it with multiple scanners, all showed the file is clean.
But I'm still hesitant about it.
Even if no malware came bundled with the installer, I'm worried about codec security issues. Does simply having the codec installed open the computer up to any vulnerabilities (even if the codec itself is clean and all the videos to be played are also clean)?
Thanks in advance!