Fake codec is actually a trojan download installer, It will change your home page to one a scam site. It produces unwanted popup to sell rough security software.
These sites hosted codecs:
Also zangcodec, playcodec. They Pushes Windows and Mac TrojanDNSChanger.
Block them now! Use for that any hosts file manager.
the binaries are hidden and getting them depends on where the developer hides them. With certain sites, you can often get a sample through /download/(sitename).exe (there are always more binaries in the same directory as well, each numbered for affiliates). For other codec sites, /download.php?id=4082 will get a binary (that number is just an affiliate ID — other numbers work as well). If you are hunting for Mac fake codecs, remember to change your user agent to a Mac. And please — don’t touch these binaries unless you know what you’re doing, as they are live Trojans.