4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 29, 2011 8:58 PM by Hayton

    Questions

      hi,

       

       

      I don't know how McAfee got into my PC and scanned my computer.  It says that I have 2 issues on Web threat.

       

      One is a dangerour website.  The screen print is attached.

       

      The othe one is a suspicious website.  When ask me to fix it, I have to pay to get the product.  I have Noton 360, doesn't say anything.  I don't know whether I should trust McAfee.

       

      Appreciate your comments.

       

      mkk 

        • 1. Re: Questions
          Peter M

          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.

           


           


           

          Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 29/08/11 8:06:33 EDT PM
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          • 2. Re: Questions
            Hayton

            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

            https://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/xunlei.com/msgpagepage=1#reviews

            and https://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/sandai.net/msgpage

             

            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)

             

             

            Example :

            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

             

             

            Online affiliations for xunlei.com:

                                            Link Graph                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

            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.

             

             

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            • 3. Re: Questions

              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.

               

              Thanks.  

              • 4. Re: Questions
                Hayton

                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

                http://www.chinese-forums.com/index.php?/topic/20652-anybody-tried-out-xunlei/

                 

                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

                 

                Afterwards, you should run an anti-virus quick scan and scan your system with Malwarebytes, then run a cleanup program like CCleaner.