The installer does not contain any spyware. The license references our own banner/artwork library that occasionally does a simple download of a graphic and switches it out in the product. We even have options in our products that let you turn this off. For example, if you use DivX codec you'll notice that the artwork at the top of the codec config gui will occasionally change Smiler We don't collect any personal information, what you see going to digitalriver is a ping on a hit counter to say that a particular piece of artwork has been downloaded. All we see is the total number.
Likewise, during installation we like to have similar counters that help us improve our products. For example, we'll count the number of people who are installing in German, or the number of people who are installing in French. By doing this we don't learn anything at all about any individual person, but we do get an idea of how well recieved our localized products are, and an indication of where we might target our future localization efforts.
We're a very privacy conscious company, you have nothing to fear from the 5.2.1 bundle. We removed anything that could be said to resemble spyware back in DivX 5.2, which was a monumental achievement for DivX and something that was much celebrated throughout the company at the time.
DivX Codec (Windows)