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  1. 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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    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.

    https://www.videohelp.com/software/XviD-Codec
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  3. 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".
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    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
    https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/af52b058ae294a3f8bc0d65ea2f93f30cd847be2b2307f194544...ae04/detection
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  5. 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.
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    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.
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