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Hotmail Users PC Error Removal Alert Malicious Email

Hotmail Users PC Error Removal Alert Malicious Email

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.

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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:

Hotmail Users PC Error Removal Alert Malicious Email

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:

http://www.ascentive.com/run/click/@163754222878 4/products/SP/select3_finallyfast_hydra_download.html

SpeedScan_setup.exe malicious website

This is the file that you will be prompted to download:

Malicious file download SpeedScan_setup.exe

Here are complaints from some customers at ResellerRating:

PC Error Removal Alert

Never download any executable files (files ending with the '.exe' extension) from websites that you are not familiar with.

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Hotmail Users PC Error Removal Alert Malicious Email