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stop popups from pcspeedplus.com/scan due to FAKE flash player update

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#1 seadreamin65


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:31 PM

My problem started after I saw a popup that looked like it was from Adobe Flash Player to update software and did the "custom" install to supposedly avoid stuff I wouldn't want. 
Suddenly whenever I tried to click on a news item in Yahoo, I got a popup screen from : hxxp://pcspeedplus.com/scan/ that says "Critical Security Warning!  Your PC was infected with self-replicating virus after Spyware attack. XP Micro Antivirus will per form a free scan of your PC to find all System Threats." 
Then I went and "uninstalled" the new software.(I remembered seeing "pcspeedplus)
Meanwhile, my AVG Free software kept popping up with : AVG Detection:  Threat: Exploit Rogue Scanner (type 831)  Object name:pcspeedplus.com/scan/
Threat has been successfully removed.
AVG Detailed info: Severity: High 
State: Secured 
Identified by: Online Shield
Extended element info: Port: 80
Result: Object was blocked  Type: URL
But it kept coming back!!
Next I got a red screen with the Internet Explorer icon at the top saying: Reported Unsafe Website: Navigation Blocked-Windows Interent Explorer provided by Yahoo
URL was showing as: hattp://hidefinstall.com.....etc.
The window showed: This website has been reported as unsafe
We recommend that you do not continue to this website.
I clicked on the link to go to my home page instead.
At that point I did a full scan with my AVG and Malbytesware software, which showed NO threats or problems.
I was advised by a friend that this may be a Trojan that's hiding, and I don't have the $200 plus to let the Geek Squad try to fix this.  Do I have to wipe out my hard drive and start fresh, as someone suggested? 
I'm 65 years old and don't think I can understand how to do all of the copying, and re-installing Windows 7.  My computer came "pre-loaded" and I'm already dealing with some crazy high blood pressure with what I've already gone through so far. (I had this info in a file that I couldn't attach, and had the first attempt of posting this wiped all out. 

Edited by Orange Blossom, 16 May 2013 - 04:45 PM.
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#2 CascaLonginus


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:00 PM

Run adwcleaner. No need to install, just download to the desktop, and double click the icon to open the scanner.

Once adwcleaner is open, click the search button.

Once it has finished, a log file will display with the things it has found.

Close the log file, and click on the "delete" button (unless nothing was found), and restart computer when prompted.

Once the computer has restarted, open adwcleaner again, and click on the "uninstall" button...Done...




#3 boopme


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:20 PM

That's a good idea, after that run these.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Now I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan[/url]
  • http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tdsskiller/dl/4/]For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)[/url]
    • http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tdsskiller/dl/4/]Click on [url="%5B/url%5D%5Burl=http://download.eset.com/special/eos/esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe%5Dhttp://download.eset.com/special/eos/esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe%5Desetsmartinstaller_enu.exe%5B/url%5B/url%5D%5D to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.%5B/url%5D
    • Double click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu.png
      icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, click List Threats
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.
NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

Edited by boopme, 16 May 2013 - 07:21 PM.

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