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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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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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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
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I found this advice on: https://discussions.apple.com/message/17048121#17048121

"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 –  Jens Willy Johannsen Jan 26 at 18:44
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