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Occasionally when I start viewing a video, an annoying popup dialog promps me whether to install a newer version of DivX Player.

New version of DivX for Mac available

As I do not use DivX Player, is there any way to disable the popup?

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Solution from official forum. It works in my case (Setting option to NEVER fails to work)

If the URL is dead then here is the transcript

  1. Unload the DivX auto-update and media server agents

    launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.divx.update.agent.plist

    launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.divx.dms.agent.plist

    launchctl list

    (com.divx.update.agent should not appear in the list)

  2. Remove supporting DivX files

    sudo rm /Library/LaunchAgents/com.divx.update.agent.plist

    sudo rm /Library/LaunchAgents/com.divx.dms.agent.plist

    sudo rm -rf /Library/Application\ Support/DivX/

    sudo rm $HOME/Library/Preferences/com.divx.*

--- EOM ---

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Welcome to Super User. You've avoided a common mistake among newcomers: linking to an external resource without giving an adequate description of the linked content. Thanks for including the contents of the linked forum post, and keep it up. – bwDraco Dec 9 '14 at 6:02
This has been the bane of my existence for many months. Thanks for sharing. – donturner Feb 21 at 8:24
@Abhi Thanks - This is the proper answer after you've already uninstall divX and you have no way to rich the preferences page – szydan Mar 31 at 9:37
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Go to System Preferences > DivX and modify the "Check for Updates" setting to Never.

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It seems the new way is to go to Applications->DivX (folder)->Preferences, run that and change the settings for auto-updating.

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I found this advice on:

"Here is another sneaky place Divx hides their stuff that "spotlight" did NOT show: Finder: HomeFolder/Library/LaunchAgents/com.divx.agent.postinstall.plist"

Indeed I found this item and deleted it. Remains to be seen if popups stop. There are some other suggestions on that discussion, too.

(To show your library folder, hold down the Alt key while clicking Go in the menu bar)

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On my system (OS X 10.9.1) the file that launches the DivX updater is located in /Library/LaunchAgents/com.divx.update.agent.plist – jenswilly Jan 26 '14 at 18:44
I had the same issue above. @JensWillyJohannsen suggestion is what helped me and I deleted the com.divx.* files – predikt Jul 25 '14 at 6:55

If you use Safari and want to uninstall the DivX Player completely, go to Preferences » Extensions » Uninstall DivX.

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The user asked how to to auto-updates, not remove the app – Lizz Feb 24 '13 at 5:31
@Lizz The OP also said that they don't use the DivX player at all, so this could be an option regardless. – slhck Feb 24 '13 at 14:23

I've had the Never Update option selected in DIVX preferences for about a year and it just ignores it. I suspect DIVX of dodgy behaviour, and it is only just survivng on my computer before being uninstalled, as it is quite a nice player.

I run Mac's activity Monitor whenever I play a Divx movie, and kill the update process whenever it pops up.

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