pcspeedplus.com/scan – dangerous site to avoid

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pcspeedplus.com/scan is a dangerous site which all active Internet users must avoid. The site hijacks your browser (no matter which one you have set by default) and imitates scanning of your computer in a special window. Before the scanning takes place, the following window with the scary message comes up after visiting the site:

The page at pcspeedplus.com says

The page at pcspeedplus.com says:
Critical Security Warning!

Your PC was infected with self-replicating virus after Spyware attack.
XP Micro Antivirus will perform a free scan of your PC to find all System Threats.

After you click “OK” the hijacker will state “Virus Protection System is starting now“. Imediately the windows with fake system scan comes up. By the way, it looks like Internet Explorer window, even though it can be opened in other browser as well (Google Chrome as an examaple). The fake scanning window looks like this:

XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan

Once the imitation of scan is acomplished by the hijacker, the following window comes up:

Smart Threat Detection Report

Smart Threat Detection Report
Critical Warning! Virus infections have been detected!
Warning! Your security level is critical!
Scanner has detected harmful Malicious Threats on your PC. To prevent System Crash we strongly recommend you to remove the following threats:

  • Adware.Win32.Look2me.ab
  • AdvWare.Hotbar
  • Trojan-PSW.Win32.LdPinch.abm
  • Trojan Horse IRC/Backdoor.SdBot4.FRV
  • W32.Benjamin.Worm
  • W32.Mypics.Worm.36352
  • w32.Nimda.J@mm

Clicking “Repair All” brings PC Speed Maximizer program into your computer:

PC Speed Maximizer

We actually believe that such methods of software installation are very rude. The hijacker scares users with a lot of faulty information about all sorts of invented problems. The application known as PC Speed Maximizer reports the large number of fake threats and problems that are not present on the machine at all. So, we believe this program must be removed immediately from your computer. The methods of its installation are malicious; plus, it reports all sorts of fake threats and states many bogus system alerts just in order to make users buy its license. Remove this malware with reliable security software.

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