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McAfee Security Scan Plus is a voluntary download with some 3rd party software, probably in something from Adobe, perhaps Reader or Flash or similar? Unfortunately it's easy to overlook that the box is already ticked to download it along with their product.
We have voiced peoples' concerns about it so they are aware that it isn't a very popular practice. It is simply a selling tool and hasn't really detected any infections.
Fortunately it is easy to remove - just open your Programs/Uninstall a Program list in Control Panel and it will be listed there. (Add or Remove Programs in XP) - look for McAfee Security Scan Plus
Sorry for the inconvenience. It's not the only 3rd party tool that Adobe has on their downloads page, Norton's equivalent and Google Chrome browser are there too.
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McAfee Security Scan Plus is a free software download which is available when you download programs from Adobe and some other companies. Unless you say No to the extra download, you receive Security Scan Plus. Of course, it is free but it will try to persuade you to buy the full product. If you have Norton, you already have anti-virus protection, so you can delete this program if you don't want it.
The sites it is warning you about have a mixed PC-security reputation, but they may not be dangerous. Read the reviews at
Be cautious when you visit the sites, and if you have a doubt always read the reviews on SiteAdvisor and on Web of Trust (WOT)
Rating: Adware, spyware, or viruses
"Xunlei" (Thunder) is a P2P software which is popular in China. The problem with Thunder is that it boundles adware and changes system configuration without notification. And for Web Thunder, it will consume all your bandwidth even you set the speed limit.
Posted at 30/09/09-00:59:52 by Jackie Cao, Reviewer
Linked to red sites
When we tested this site we found links to sandai.net, which we found to be a distributor of downloads some people consider adware, spyware or other potentially unwanted programs.
Thank you very much.
I accidently have downloaded the thunder program and realized it changed all my settings. It is very annoyed. There is no uninstall action for the program. I simply deleted from control panel. There is still one icon I don't know how to delete. Everytime, I turn on the computer, it still turns up on my screen. How to get rid it all?
It is very intruding.
Did you go to Add/Remove Programs and look for xunlei there? If you looked there and did not find xunlei, then search in your file system for the xunlei program. In the same folder as the .exe file there should be an uninstall program. If you find the uninstall program, run it - but if you have already deleted some files it might not completely uninstall.
Many people have said that there is a problem when trying to uninstalling xunlei - see
There is a program - Revouninstaller - which its makers claim will completely remove xunlei/thunder. I have not used this program so I am unable to tell you if it is good or not, but it has 3 good reviews on SiteAdvisor at http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/www.revouninstaller.com/msgpage.
See this website ("How to Completely Remove or Uninstall Xun Lei Thunder 5") for more information, and download Revouninstaller from the link on that site or from the Revo website at http://www.revouninstaller.com/http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html