Here’s another deception web page, used to trick you into installing some unwanted software:
“You are currently using Windows 8 and your player might be outdated”
The web page mentions dominio.com, but I don’t know if they have anything to do with it.
Did you also see this type of deceptive web page? Please post the URL in the comments below.
Just wanted to let you know about a publisher called Symbolicom Holdings Limited before going back to writing some code for FreeFixer. When I uploaded the Symbolicom Holdings Limited file, named adobe_flash_player.exe, to VirusTotal it came up with a 7% detection rate.
Some of the detection names are Trojan.MulDrop5, a variant of Win32/InstallCore and HEUR/Malware.QVM06.Gen.
Although the file name contains “adobe” and “flash” it’s not an official Adobe Flash download. The official Adobe Flash Player should be digitally signed by Adobe Inc.
Did you also find a Symbolicom Holdings Limited download? What kind of download was it?
Getting ads labeled “Powered by Information” in your Google search results? Then you have some adware installed and running on your machine. You can track down this adware with the FreeFixer removal tool.
Thanks for reading!
Did you just spot something called Videos+Media+Players on your machine or in your browsers?
No problem, you can remove it with the freeware tool FreeFixer. Just select the Videos+Media+Players files for removal in FreeFixer and click the Fix button. Problem solved.
Did you also find Videos+Media+Players on your machine? Any idea how it was installed?
Update 2014-11-17: Found a new variant called “VideoMedia+Player_v2.3“. Do you think there will be variants called VideoMedia+Player_v2.4 and VideoMedia+Player_v2.5 coming soon? If you have this variant you may see ads labeled “Powered by VideoMedia+Player_v2.3”:
Update 2014-11-19: Now the files are digitally signed by Xenon Play Center.
Hello guys and gals! Just wanted to put up a short post before going back to programming. I found another bundled program called FindWide Toolbar yesterday and thought I should give you some removal instructions. FindWide.com and FindWide Toolbar is bundled with some software downloads. Here’s how it appeared in the installer where I found it:
If you got FindWide.com and the FindWide Toolbar on your machine, you will see it in the toolbar area on your browser and in the add-ons menu.
If you want to remove FindWide.com and the FindWide Toolbar, you can do so from the uninstall programs menu in the Windows Control Panel.
If that would fail, or if it did not completely remove FindWide, you can remove FindWide with the freeware tool FreeFixer. Just select the FindWide files and settings as shown in the screenshots below:
Thanks for reading!
Just a short post on a variant of the BrowseFox/AltBrowse adware. It’s called AllGenius. If you got AllGenius on your machine, you’ll see it in the add-ons menu in Internet Explorer and Firefox:
AllGenius is bundled with other software. Here’s one example how it appears in an installer for an unrelated program.
You probably want to remove the AllGenius adware, and you can do so from the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel:
That worked for me. Did it completely remove AllGenius for you too? Please share in the comments below.
If the AllGenius installer fails, you can remove it with the freeware tool FreeFixer. Just select the AllGenius files for removal and click the Fix button:
Thanks for reading.
Hello, just a quick post on a publisher called Statscom. When I uploaded it to VirusTotal it came up with a 16% detection rate. DownloadAdmin is one of the detection names.
I decided to run the Statscom signed file, and it offered two other programs called FindWide Toolbar and AllGenius in the installer.
After running the installer Mozilla Firefox started to crash repeatedly 🙁
Getting ads labeled Ads by SpeedCheck or Brought by SpeedCheck? Then you got the SpeedCheck adware installed on your machine.
SpeedCheck is installed in your web browser. Here’s how it appears in Mozilla Firefox:
The detection rate among the anti-virus programs is very low. Only 2 of the 55 anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detects the file.
The detection name for SpeedCheck is Revizer.b.
Since you probably want to remove the SpeedCheck ads, these are the files you should check if you want to remove it with FreeFixer:
Thank you for reading! Any idea how you got SpeedCheck on your machine?
Did you just find something called FastPlayer on your machine? You might want to scan your computer with an anti-malware program. Here’s the detection results for FastPlayer.exe:
You can remove FastPlayer with FreeFixer. Just select FastPlayer.exe, fastplayerupdaterservice.exe and fastChecker.exe for removal:
Any idea how you got the FastPlayer on your machine?
Thanks for reading.
Found a new bundled programs called StormWatch today. The main file is called StormWatchApp.exe and it is detected by a few anti-virus programs:
When browsing the other web site that talks about StormWatch, the consensus appears to be that it shows ads, but I have not seen any. If you have this on your machine, Do you see some “StormWatch ads”?