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Windows 7: Just saw an ad on YouTube for "PCKeeper" and got nervous

17 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
Just saw an ad on YouTube for "PCKeeper" and got nervous

While making screencaps relating to a different problem, I saw this ad on the right-hand side of the page while watching a YouTube video. I haven't seen it before and these "slow PC" ads always make me suspicious. Has anyone else gotten this ad before? Is it safe or should I run some scans?

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17 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Just seeing the ad is probably fine, clicking and downloading it is the issue.
Although I personally have never seen ads like that on youtube.

You might want to run a full scan with your security software. I suggest malwarebytes and avast. They can be found in my sig.
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17 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)

Thanks for the reply. I ran a quick scan with Malwarebytes when I first saw the problem. I'll run a full scan before going to bed and come back when it's done.

Update: The full scan didn't detect any problems, and I haven't seen the ad since I posted this topic. If anyone else has come across it, I'd appreciate it if you let me know whether it's legit or caused by adware.
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17 Oct 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Here's some information on the program and the company that makes it Zeobit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It doesn't appear bad, but it isn't 'freeware'.
PCKeeper is a bundle of most important system utilities for performing different tasks on the PС, such as antivirus, data control and optimization tools, drive clean-up utilities and much more.
I'd pass on it
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18 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)

Thanks. I didn't click the ad, its presence just surprised me since I don't usually see slow PC ads on YouTube. I read last night that there was a legitimate program called PCKeeper, but I didn't come across anything about this ad in particular.

A bit of additional information - it was a Flash ad, so I couldn't hover over it to see the link, and when I did hover over it, there was an animation with the needle moving over from red to green.

Update: I haven't seen the ad since my last post, so I'll mark the thread solved.
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