Beware: Never Download “Codecs” or “Players” To Watch Videos Online

From How To Geek:

If a website asks you to download a “codec,” “player,” or “browser update” to play a video, run the other way. You don’t actually need to download this sort of thing — the website is trying to infect your computer with malware.

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