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Windows 7: Strange Program(Sonic CinePlayer) Keeps Trying to Install It's Self...

25 Jul 2013   #1
EvilCreature

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Strange Program(Sonic CinePlayer) Keeps Trying to Install It's Self...

...When 1) I never even tried to get this program in anyway, 2) I do not want this program and I have no idea how it got on my PC, and 3) apparently it isn't even a free program and requires a disc, which I obviously do not have.

I'm very careful about the things I download and litterally after every download, even for something as simple as an image, I always scan my PC. I'm that OCD/protective of my PC. Plus I have a very good anti-virus software on (Symantec Endpoint Protection) and I scan my PC (full hour long scan) every other day and no viruses or anything else bad has shown up.

So how the heck did this werid program, apparently called "Sonic CinePlayer" get on my PC and why is it trying to install it's self?

Well first, here's how I first ran into the problem:

I started a new project for a big Role Play I'm in. It was going to be a cinematic type thing. Basically, it involved a lot of videos and video editing type stuff. Anyway, I was attempting to move the first scene's video file into my video editor, Roxio Videowave, when suddenly this error message popped up (also keep in mind that all the videos I was using were created by me via recording done with Fraps; these were not random videos downloaded from the web or something like that):



Obviously I had no idea what that was, and I was a little scared too. Naturally I did what anyone would do; I clicked cancel. But then I got this:



Clicking cancel again either closed it all out (the errors and what not) or simply restarted the process. Since I was stuck in a loop, and after doing some research on the web to find out if this mystery program was a virus or not (it turned out it wasn't; it's some type of Microsoft program made for Windows XP, but I'm using Windows 7), I decided to this time, click OK. Upon doing so, I then got this:



Um.... Okay? Feeling scared again, I clicked cancel, and then I got this:



Well of course it can't be found! It doesn't exist on my computer! Anyway, upon pressing OK (clicking the X button just did the same thing as pressing OK), the whole process either closed (only to be repeated later if I attempted to move my video files again) or restarted. Most of the time it just restarted.

Okay, so let's step back a bit further. Upon the process starting over again, when I reached the third error, this time, I clicked OK (also keep in mind that Windows Movie Maker (which I was using in combination with Roxio (since it has a few features Roxio doesn't) didn't actually close; actually manually closing it didn't make any differences in the errors I got). Then I got this:



Well obviously I don't have the disc because I never bought this program, let alone attempted to get it any other way. Clicking cancel resulted in either the process stepping back, closing, or completly restarting. I needed to know what was going to happen though; at this point, knowing I could trust my anti-virus software, I wasn't scared anymore and decided to once again, click OK. Upon doing so, I then got this:



I saw that one coming from a mile away. Pressing the X button just resulted in what would happen if I pressed cancel in the error before this; basically just restart the process, step back, or close it. So I clicked OK. Then I got this:



Simliar to one of the other errors, just with a different source apparently. Knowing that that source didn't actually exist, I wasn't worried. Also, at this point, I realized that no matter what error I was on, pressing the X button or pressing cancel always resulted in the same thing, which has been said above already. So I clicked OK. Then I got this:



Then I reached the end up the line. Upon pressing OK, it did what pressing the X button would do; either restarting the whole process, stepping back, or just closing it.

And the loop starts again.

I can't really do anything with my video files without this stupid error process starting. I've done a full search on my PC and nothing under the name Sonic CinePlayer, or just let alone Sonic or CinePlayer, exists. So why is my computer acting like it exists and trying to install it?

I really want to keep working on my project but I can't with all these stupid errors. Does anyone know what is going on? How can I fix this? Also, yes, I have already tried restarting my computer; it didn't do anything to solve the problem.

If you guys need me to post something like my DxDiag or what not, let me know, but I'm not going to post that kind of stuff unless it's needed, and I don't know if it's needed or not.

Also, sorry if this post is in the wrong spot; I'm new here and I honestly didn't know anywhere else good to go to get help with this. Feel free to move this admins, if I accidently posted this in the wrong spot.

Oh and yeah... First post here... Yay?


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25 Jul 2013   #2
Bongo

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Welcome to the Seven Forums

Doing a little research it looks like it is part of Roxio Videowave software.

Jerry
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28 Jul 2013   #3
A Guy

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Welcome to Seven Forums EvilCreature. As Bongo mentioned, it appears to be a part of Roxio Videowave, a codec pack. In the programs folder (or on the Videowave disc) should be the CDPD.msi for the codec pack. If it will not install by itself, a reinstall of Roxio Videowave (or a repair option when running it's installer) should correct the problem. I cannot see where the codec pack is required, or how to prevent it's installation. A Guy
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28 Jul 2013   #4
EvilCreature

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Alright, thanks for the help guys. I'll do as suggested when I get around to it and I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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