Sgt. Ender Jan 31, 2013 @ 11:58am
Pop ups in Steam
Hi, is anyone else getting pop ups in their Steam exe program!! The PC Speed Test pop up! This is a first for me, is this something new for Steam......or perhaps my system is compromised.
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Τhe Rolling Cheese Wheel Jan 31, 2013 @ 12:02pm 
Originally posted by Sgt. Ender:
Hi, is anyone else getting pop ups in their Steam exe program!! The PC Speed Test pop up! This is a first for me, is this something new for Steam......or perhaps my system is compromised.

Your system is compromised would be my guess, perhaps post a screenshot of this popup.
Satoru Jan 31, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
I'd say your system is compromised. The pop ups will probably appaer in other browsers as well.
Sgt. Ender Jan 31, 2013 @ 12:35pm 
OK, at risk of being called what I am - a noob on this forum - how do you post screenshots on the forum?
Τhe Rolling Cheese Wheel Jan 31, 2013 @ 12:40pm 
Originally posted by Sgt. Ender:
OK, at risk of being called what I am - a noob on this forum - how do you post screenshots on the forum?

Take a screenshot with printscreen on your keyboard, upload to imgur or something similar, post link.
Sgt. Ender Jan 31, 2013 @ 12:50pm 
Thannks - here is the link with the snip - http://imgur.com/fljGYF5

There are a few different pop ups and there are no other popups in other browsers - I use AVG full program.

Very strange!
Τhe Rolling Cheese Wheel Jan 31, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
Originally posted by Sgt. Ender:
Thannks - here is the link with the snip - http://imgur.com/fljGYF5

There are a few different pop ups and there are no other popups in other browsers - I use AVG full program.

Very strange!

You have malware http://emperorcrusher.hubpages.com/hub/PC-Speed-Test-malware
Sgt. Ender Jan 31, 2013 @ 1:26pm 
Thanks for your assistance, will take care of it now.
Satoru Jan 31, 2013 @ 1:49pm 
Basically the malware is hijacking teh javascript in the Steam browser to pop the ad. So yes your computer is infected with something and AVG missed it.

You can try downloading malwarebytes and see if that cleans it up. But realistically you should probably format since you really don't knwo what 'other' stuff is on there.
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