Hotmail Users PC Error Removal Alert Malicious Email
Nov 10, 2014
Jun 20, 2012
There is an e-mail message with the subject "PC Error Removal Alert" from "Hotmail Users" that contains a link to the website knotbultsahn.net. This website will redirect you to the website (www.ascentive.com) that contains a software with the name SpeedScan_setup.exe. The software is suppose to speed up your computer but, a lot of consumers have complained that this product is a rip-off.
Please continue reading below.
The subject line of this e-mail message may change but , it will contain the text: "Tune up your PC for better performance".
Updated June 22, 2012: This e-mail has another subject line: "3 Steps to Better PC Performance"
This is how the e-mail looks:
If you click on any of the links in the e-mail message, you will be taken to this website:
http://knotbultsahn.net/mt10711ua/spicetracks /digaroos9984001/sortylights /shooz/chachahm.asp
and redirected to www.ascentive.com.
This is the website that you will be redirected to:
This is the file that you will be prompted to download:
Here are complaints from some customers at ResellerRating:
Never download any executable files (files ending with the '.exe' extension) from websites that you are not familiar with.
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