Hi. So I downloaded XVid and installed it in my PC. Then my anti-virus (Avast) detects the Update file of XVid as IDP Generic (which I know it's not a real virus and is bullshit) so I restored the file and tried to uninstall XVid so I can re-install it. However all the time I try both the installation and the un-installation, at some point it says: Installation failed. How can I deal with this?
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Last edited by BigGamer; 18th Apr 2019 at 14:56.
Where did you download it from ?
Been a long time since I installed/ran this and TBH it is quite old now even tho the most recent version is only some 2 years previous.
Certainly do not recall any updater.
Try a direct download from this site unless that is the one you refer to.
I downloaded it from the official XVid website. There is a script file called CheckUpdate and another file called CheckUpdateLauncher. These two, my Avast antivirus recognizes as IDP Generic (which is a false positive and not really a virus), so I restored the files. But then I uninstalled and it tells me Installation Failed. Then it kinda uninstalls, but I re-install and near the end of the Installation process, it says "Installation Failed" when it gets to "Creating xvidhomepage".
Xvid-1.3.5-20171208.exe ? That's odd I just downloaded from www.xvid.com and checked it
with virustotal.com, didn't find anything
I know it doesn't have any viruses, but it's the problem with the Avast Anti-virus that it recognizes some files as IDP Generic, when they really do not pose any threat.
I guess that neither of those files are critical. Maybe your AV does not like scripts that 'phone home' since some could well be problematic.
You might have to do a manual uninstall. Delete folders/files and registry entries. Or just the folders/files and try to install again. Maybe even turn the AV off during the installation.