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(If you’ve come here from the PC Magazine story, you can find more of our posts on fake Codecs here.)

Emcodec, of the same ilk as Vcodec, is one of these fake “codecs” that doesn’t do any good for you. (Google search here).

It’s used as a way to get spyware on your machine.

Update: I had graphics on here but had to remove them as they were live linked to another site and not getting update.

Not surprisingly, is hosted on Intercage, a notoriously spyware friendly ISP.

Beware of these fake codecs. They are bad news.

Alex Eckelberry
(Thanks to Sunbelt spyware researcher Adam Thomas and a hat tip to WinHelp2002 at