answers about the speedfixtool from Norton's:

June 4, 2016 at 01:20:30
Specs: Windows 7
Behavior
PUA.SpeedFixTool is a potentially unwanted application that displays misleading information about the computer's performance. It then asks the user to pay to fix the issues.

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#1
June 4, 2016 at 01:31:50
It is a Ransomware. It is of a kind which does not encrypt files but does the same said by you. Anywhere these PUA resides, should immediately be removed, with the help of a Live Linux distro.

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#2
June 4, 2016 at 01:36:57
Are you saying you have a genuine Norton utility installed and it's generating the message?

Meanwhile run a few cleaner utilities as you may have acquired a pest (malware etc.).

Run adwcleaner, Junkware Removal Tool, (JRT), malwarebytes (free version). Retain any logs generated as possibly one or two others here may suggest you post them here for further input.

Do not pay anything in response to the message you are getting; nor are any of the above utilities. Those utilities are free, safe to use, regularly suggested here.


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#4
June 4, 2016 at 06:45:32
Dear responsers,
Its not Norton!!

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#5
June 4, 2016 at 07:05:21
Dear jay,
Please click on the link on response #3 & see what it is before posting any more remarks!

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#6
June 4, 2016 at 09:47:56
Re #5
dear riider,
The links you posted was of Norton's. The software of the owner of this question is not from Norton's. That's what I said.

I think you misunderstood me.

message edited by jaysarma987


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#7
June 4, 2016 at 10:24:23
Rereading your post... you appear to be advising that Norton is telling you (and presumably anyone else who runs Norton and has the pest on their system) that PUA Speedfixtool is what they say (and you are posting here...)?

Presumably you haven't actually run the pest/app nor "paid" any money...?

So... presuming you are just letting people know...; and if so - then thank you for the advisory. Or is there an actual call for help from you?


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#8
June 4, 2016 at 13:34:54
The OP didn't ask a question, he (or she) simply described what PUA.SpeedFixTool is & does. Norton is mentioned in the subject line. The link I posted is from Norton/Symantec & is word for word what the OP posted. Coincidence? I think not. The poster stole the info from Norton/Symantec & tried to pass it off as his own, otherwise a link would have been included. Check the link again: http://co.norton.com/security_respo...

"Behavior
PUA.SpeedFixTool is a potentially unwanted application that displays misleading information about the computer's performance. It then asks the user to pay to fix the issues.
"

Look familiar?


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#9
June 4, 2016 at 14:06:35
mmm - but at least it was genuine info... and might re-assuring to someone at some time?

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#10
June 4, 2016 at 15:28:07
"might re-assuring to someone at some time?"

Sure, but why not include a link showing where the info came from? I know it's just a forum but it seems a bit unethical or like plagiarism to me.


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#11
June 4, 2016 at 16:30:55
I agree re' the non posting of the link to actual source. I feel that one ought to give credit to where it's due whenever possible.

Sadly plagiarism does occur at times...


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#12
June 4, 2016 at 19:25:23
Hello? This discussion is going nowhere as it seems.

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#13
June 5, 2016 at 09:36:36
jay, your comments have been most helpful. I now realize that had I posted an explanation along with the link in response #3, maybe this thread wouldn't have gone on this long. Or maybe if you had clicked on it, you would have realized what I was getting at. Either way, lesson learned.

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