DivX Update runs permanently in the background

Hi,

the process DivXUpdate.exe runs in background even if I turned it via the controlpanel off, why?

This consumes unnecessary resources.

Fucker must die !!!

Kevin Hell , CEO
Total Compensation $1,164,081

http://people.forbes.com/profile/kevin-hell/26753

Fucker, remove your spamming software from my PC !!!!

Public protest !!!

fred.amoroso@rovicorp.com

Dear Mr.Amoroso

There is a new that Rovi is going to buy DIVX. Please, do not do that. We are a customers of this crappy software, and we would share our experience with you. This is spam ! Divx instal spyware software on private PCs, support doesn`t respond. Please, do not buy it. Divx`s acquisition will damage the reputation of Rovi.

Thank you

DIVX Spamers

Remove you fu*^&cking software from my machine !!!

Kevin Hell, DivX’s CEO,
Dan Halvorson, DivX’s CFO and EVP, operations,
David Richter, DivX’s EV

Look at the second name of their CEO !!!

MUST DIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

piece of shit

How to remove this piece of shit from my computer ?

hola

por favor,donde tengo que ir para registrar un samsung galaxy,tengo el codigo pero no encuentro VOD,por ningun sitio,gracias

Why bother ?

I cannot believe people actually put up with this lousy product !
Just remove it from your computer and move on, there has to be something better out there.

DIVX Update Uninstaller

I just noticed a DIVX Uninstaller in the DIVX folder under Program Data. Can this be used to permanently remove the Updater?

Updater horrors

I have tried turning this piece of crap off in every way I know how... I am sick and tired of the thing running and the damn pop up every time I change pages. WTF does this process need to run all day on my pc? Really bad programming. And.... when I try and uninstall the thing from my pc it just sits idle and freezes so it can't be removed. Why write a program that seemingly can be a really good program and turn it into malware CRAP???!!
Very unsatisfied because the newer version freezes or won't start.

Update Horrors

Whenever I see people having problems with this program, I share my experience.

First if you use the web player, do not use the latest version, most people are having problem with that program. Use the older 1.5 version located here:
http://labs.divx.com/node/14970

Once installed, it will try to update. Do not allow it. Open Task Manager, under the Processes tab, locate and highlight Divx Update. (Just in case you are not familiar, Task Manager can be accessed by right clicking on an empty space on the task bar (at the bottom of your screen).)

After you "End Task" for the Divx Update, go into Program Files, Divx, search for the Update folder and delete it. (Deleting the folder is not really necessary, but it ensures Divx will no long attempt to update.)

web player (which no one uses

web player (which no one uses anyway,), converterfacebook emoticons (as vdub works better and faster of course,) and of course delete the divx update folder completely,

I'm not that anxious about

I'm not that anxious about DivXUpdate.exe consistently running, but how on apple accept you managed to accomplish it use about 5 account of CPU time just to adjudge that no amend is needed?!?!? 5 abnormal would be an outrageously ample bulk of CPU time just to download a adaptation amount and conpare it with one in the registry. I shouldn't accept to accept my PC active sluggishly for over 5 account just because something, allegedly programmed by an idiot, wants to see if a newer adaptation is available.

Great article

This was one of the most well documented blog entries I have read in a long time. It was a pleasure to fill all the gaps I had about this topic. Well written an concise.
Thankyou.
yohimbine

DivX will support

I have bought few DVDs last month and I am keeping them on my HD as a backup in case the originals get damaged. Does DivX will support that? backup software

Divx installer

Nowadays DivX playback and 720P encoding capabilities is introduced in Samsung mobiles also. So all one has to do is download the Divx installer.
clean registry

DivXUpdate.exe

I'm not that concerned about DivXUpdate.exe always running, but how on earth have you managed to make it use nearly 5 minutes of CPU time just to decide that no update is needed?!?!? 5 seconds would be an outrageously large amount of CPU time just to download a version number and conpare it with one in the registry. I shouldn't have to have my PC running sluggishly for over 5 minutes just because something, apparently programmed by an idiot, wants to see if a newer version is available.

Simple solution

Just open DivX update program and set update frequency to 'Never'.

OR... better still... as above just delete DivX and use something else. Try CCCP

"The Combined Community Codec Pack is a simple playback pack for Windows with the goal of supporting the majority of video formats in use today"

http://www.cccp-project.net/

[:o)

nimd4 solution works for me!

nimd4 solution works for me! ( a HUGE THANKS BRO)
also uncheck Divx Update from startup tab in MSCONFIG
(Start button, RUN box, type in MSCONFIG, click on STARTUP tab)
( i use XP) divx update no longer runs at boot up.

Planned tasks

Hi,

why is it necessary to run the DivX Update Process permanently, even if I configure the update to run montly. This costs unecessary ressources (especially on Netbooks/Nettops or Notebooks).

Why not simply use the windows build-in planned tasks to start the DivX Update Process weekly or monthly?

Planned tasks

Hi,

why is it necessary to run the DivX Update Process permanently, even if I configure the update to run montly. This costs unecessary ressources (especially on Netbooks/Nettops or Notebooks).

Why not simply use the windows build-in planned tasks to start the DivX Update Process weekly or monthly?

Uninstaller.exe

Here's the thing, there's an Uninstaller.exe @

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\DivX\Update

which (just) does the following (nothing :)):

P.S.
I killed the following key, which seems to tame it:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DivX\Install\Update

One can always install a

One can always install a Firewall program that will block the Divx spyware it has recently encoded within itself.

But that will not solve the wasted memory and CPU use as it fights to gain access to the internet and report back all its information. It seems just killing the process using task manager, the thing pops back up again on its own soon enough, worse than many maleware programs I have dealt with in my technical assistance to others.

Personally I dislike any program that by default that attempts to use my internet connection for any reason. Especially as this latest example of Divx gives. If I want an update, I can quite easily get an update. My fingers aren't broken, else I wouldn't be using a PC in the first place. If it is that important and it is 'real' software, they can send me an email asking if I want to get it. There's a reason that over 82% of all microsoft customers have automatic updates turned off and choose to install manually.

But back to the real solution. I used cCleaner, and manually disable the startup, as well as kill the process. It seems to work better for me this way. Then I found no matter what I did, the divx spyware part popped up again in the background.

So like many others have done, I finally just uninstalled it and went back to an older version, until Divx finishes selling itself out to Hollywood, and wait and see what actually happens.

Hello, will this problem be

Hello,
will this problem be solved soon?
I disabled auto updates in the Codec settings.
I even disabled divxupdate.exe in msconfig.
And still I have it running.
Bad programming makes me kind of angry:
A lot of programs were you disable autoupdate like DivX, Java, Antivirus Software, Burning Suits still have the update engine running.
You always have to research how to disable all the running processes.
Most of the time, you can turn them off in msconfig.
(Or Adobe with all its processes)
So please: I do not want a divxupdater running the whole day only to get one or two updates a year.
I search them manually or read it in the news.

Unacceptable!

Ok, now I'm really annoyed.

Having disabled DivXupdate in msconfig (as mentioned earlier), I played an AVI file in Media Player Classic. This did not use the DivX codec (video specs are at the bottom of this post).

Incredibly, simply playing this video started the DivXupdate process, which then DIDN'T close when Media Player Classic was closed. Ridiculous!

So that's it, DivX is being uninstalled.

Here are the details of the video I played:
Video
ID : 2
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile :
Format settings, CABAC : No
Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 1mn 47s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 1 352 Kbps
Width : 640 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Standard : NTSC
Resolution : 8 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.147
Stream size : 17.4 MiB (91%)

Audio
ID : 1
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version : Version 4
Format profile : LC
Format settings, SBR : No
Codec ID : 40
Duration : 1mn 47s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 128 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Stream size : 1.65 MiB (9%)

No, that doesn't make it go

"If you restart your computer or go to task manager and kill the process it will not come back if you have Never checked in the DivX Control Panel.

We will address the issue of it not closing automatically in a follow up release."

No, that doesn't make it go away - even if I run the DivX control panel as administrator (I'm using Win7 Ultimate 32-bit).

This kind of zombie-like self-resurrecting behaviour is *really* annoying and reminiscent of time-honoured Microsoft irritations like MDM and wisptis. :-<

So, I've had to disable the DivX updater in msconfig... which ironically means I won't be notified of the update that will fix this problem with the updater.

Please fix this!

Re: Updater

Hi all,

It's something we're looking at. For now, end DivXUpdate.exe using Task Manager, and then rename the folder "C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update", e.g. to "C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update_".

If you run Windows Vista or Windows 7 the folder name may be "Program Files (x86)" instead.

Renaming Divx Update Folder

Why is it necessary to rename the Divx Update folder after ending the process in Task Manager? Why can we not just delete it?

Thank you.

Divx Update Killed, Deleted and Forgotten!

That is exactly what I did. I have WinPatrol an excellent monitoring program which shows not only startup files, delayed files, services, recent files, hidden files and a host of other things. I went into WinPatrol's Active Task, killed the Divx Update (like in Task Manager), then deleted that devilish file and removed its leftovers with CCleaner!

Before doing this I tried everything to delete that file but it would not budge. And my question about the update uninstaller file went unanswered. But it is gone and good riddance.

DivX Update runs permanently in the background

Agree with awaiK.

In my case, divxupdate.exe keeps running in background even after finishing watching .mkv files in Windows Media Player 12 (Win 7). The program however are not executed if I'm not watching mkv or not opening Divx Control Panel

Really hate unnecessary background processes and I started to think this is some kind of spyware/malware

For all it's worth, good job and thank you in advance.

DivX Update runs permanently in the background

Hello,

If you restart your computer or go to task manager and kill the process it will not come back if you have Never checked in the DivX Control Panel.

We will address the issue of it not closing automatically in a follow up release.

Thanks!

Solved: Unwanted Divx Update Messages

On XP goto 'start' 'control panel', click 'add and remove programes'
index and click on 'divx'. This gives option to uninstall, click ok.
In the box presented, check all the boxes - click continue. (Requires Restart).

Then google for divx alternatives, perhaps you can come back to divx when they begin addressing conserns of users.

well I needed the latest

well I needed the latest codex so I could convert FROM divx to the better standard xvid that actually works.

Lo and behold, the latest (and greatest? hehehehawhaw) version of divx STILL has the maleware Divx-Update in it.

Yup, they fixed it alright. This time one can NOT just simply turn it off. If you use ANY codex, it starts up the hated divx-update.exe, stealing all of ones bandwidth and massive amount of CPU usage...

I finally read in here and have simply deleted the divx update folder completely. That seems to have solves this UNWANTED divx malware from being able to start and steal.

So until Divx comes out with a newer version and changes how it spies and tries to steal all of your bandwidth and CPU, this seems like the best means to prevent this malware from even starting.

So all one has to do is download the divx installer, let it take forever to download all the crap that should be less than 1 meg, not almost 100 meg, then delete the player (as media placer classic still works faster and better,) web player (which no one uses anyway,), converter (as vdub works better and faster of course,) and of course delete the divx update folder completely, leaving just the codex so one can convert FROM this codex - designed by some crazed madman somewhere who is still laughing and taunting at us all.

It is Not Necessary to Install the Entire Divx Package

When using the Divx installer, Do Not Install the Entire Package. After downloading the installer, untick everything you do not want installed. Divx installs an unusual amount of adware and unnecessary garbage with each program installed.

Also, unfortunately, the Update file is not always easy to delete. It was impossible for me to delete even as the Administrator until I killed (or ended) its task.

Good bye Automatic Update

I use DIVX web player 1.5. Any other versions causes problems as stated above. That being said, the Automatic Update was a real pain. I started by going into Preferences and setting the Automatic Update to once a month (there is not a "Never" feature in version 1.5). This was fine until the time arrived to update again.

Deleting the Update folder by normal means was impossible. Every time I tried to delete the folder I would get a popup indicating I did not have permission to do so. I edited the permission to give me, as the user, permission for full control. Still I could not delete the Update file.

Finally, using WinPatrol (an excellent and free monitoring program) I killed the Update task! Finally I was allowed to delete the Update folder. Killing the Update task can also be performed in Task Manager by selecting Divx Update and clicking "End Process". (Task Manager can be found by right clicking an empty space on the Task Bar (the one at the bottom of your screen) and selecting Task Manager. Click on Processes and search for Divx Update.)

I do not know what, if any, harm deleting the Update folder will cause, however, so far so good.