1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 23, 2013 4:18 AM by Peter M

    Mcafee Plus Scan does not detect FLV player virus

    tpnguyen

      My home computer is infected with FLV player virus which is causing it to slowdown and display various unwanted popups, ads.

      I don't really know how to get rid of it.   Running Mcafee scan does not help.   Mcafee software does not detect this virus and thinks that my computer is protected and does not report any virus.

      Someone suggests that I should use other software to detect this virus, I just wonder if anyone in this forum has similar problem with this virus.

      What would be the best approach here?

       

      thanks

      TN

        • 1. Re: Mcafee Plus Scan does not detect FLV player virus
          Peter M

          McAfee Plus?    Do you mean Security Scan Plus?   That is not an antivirus but a sales tool that downloads optionally with such products as Adobe and others.   It should be uninstyalled in the normal manner via Control Panel.

           

          Maybe you mean something else, sorry.

           

          FLV isn't a virus but more of a PUP, or Possibly Unwanted Program.

           

          Run AdwCleaner linked in the last link in my signature below.

           

          If that doesn't work run Malwarebytes Free, also linked there.  To keep it free of charge do NOT accept the Free Trial.

           

          Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 23/10/13 5:18:05 EDT AM