From a technical point of view, jcs.drivetickets.net is just a website, but the threat comes with the ads it serves. Here's a good example which illustrates how misleading those ads can be:
The pop-up window says that you need to update your Flash player to view the web page, however, there's no video or any other interactive media content on the page whatsoever. At the bottom of the page, it says that instead of downloading Flash player, you will download an application called InstallPath which is some kind of download manager. Turns out, that it offers users to install toolbars, adware and other potentially unwanted software before download Flash Player. Remember, you can easily download the latest version of Flash player from the official website. The same can be said about Java updates. I've seen very similar pop-ups saying that my Java software was outdated even though it was fully up to date. Watch out for these as well!
Jcs.drivetickets.net related adware is usually bundled with freeware. It's very important that you pay attention to the license agreements and installation screens when installing anything. If an installation screen offers you Custom or Advanced installation options, it is a good idea to select these as they will typically disclose what other 3rd party software will also be installed and allow you to opt out of them. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
jcs.drivetickets.net pop-up removal instructions:
1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.
2. Remove jcs.drivetickets.net related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).
Go to the Start Menu. Select Control Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".
Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.
3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
- HD-Plus 3.5
- and any other recently installed application
Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.
Remove jcs.drivetickets.net pop-ups from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove LyricsSay, PassShow, Websteroids, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove jcs.drivetickets.net pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove LyricsSay, PassShow, Websteroids, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove jcs.drivetickets.net pop-ups from Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools → Manage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.
2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.