Congratulations You Have Won A Prize - Yeah right

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by Cyborg, Dec 9, 2003.

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  1. Cyborg

    Cyborg Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I have just registered yesterday. I have Ad-Aware, PestPatrol, Norton Antivirus2003, Zone Alarm Pro, Spybot Search and Destroy and now SpyWareBlaster.

    Just a few moments ago I went into Google looking for the Lyrics for Aerosmiths Dream On. A box flashed up in the middle of the webpage saying:- "Congratulations you have won a prize please click here to see what you have won."

    I fell for something similar in the past and nearly booked a holiday lol.

    I want to protect my PC from such things so how do I do it. The last thing I want is for my kids to hook up on something bad if they click yes in error. I have warned them but a mistake is easy to make.

    Thanx guys. NB Is this sort of pop-up or advert classed as Spam or is that something else altogether?
     
  2. Unzy

    Unzy Registered Member

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    Hi Cyborg

    Welcome aboard :)

    This is a very interested read :

    How to be better protected

    Written by one of our moderators, TonyKlein

    Hope this helps, and don't hesitate to ask for further info!

    Take care

    cheers,
     
  3. Q Section

    Q Section Registered Member

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    Hello Cyborg and welcome to Wilders Security Forums

    You may wish to consider adding SpywareGuard as well. It is from the same author as SpywareBlaster and it is a good addition to all your current tools.

    Best wishes
     
  4. discogail

    discogail Security Expert

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    Those little "congratulatory" messages dance their way into your view all over the web. Just yesterday, I couldn't believe that i was the 1,000,000,00th visitor at 5 websites!!! :eek: What a coincidence>.......lucky me!!!!! :rolleyes:
    .....they are akin to spam, yes.
     
  5. Unzy

    Unzy Registered Member

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    LOL gail :D

    :cool:
     
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