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Is this a virus?

  • 24-04-2020 5:58pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7,518 ✭✭✭ 54and56

    Hi all,

    From time to time (on my Win 10 laptop using Chrome browser) every few months I click on a website and all of a sudden it pops into a confetti type scenario saying I've won some sort of random raffle type deal, see below. It's usually a website I'm visiting for the first time.

    I never click on the button to accept the "prize" and always run a mile from the site which I've always assumed was somehow hacked but am now wondering if maybe there's a problem with my laptop/software?

    Anyone else experienced this? Any ideas what causes it and more importantly how to avoid it?

    I have Win Defender and Firewall etc all set up and updated etc.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,385 ✭✭✭ SweetCaliber

    Adware. Download ADWCleaner and give a scan, no harm in downloading Malware bytes and fully scanning your computer while your at it.