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Hello,

I trust my email finds you well.

On two occasions recently I googled something and when I click on the page I wish to visit, a popup appears with celebrations raining from the top of the screen and then a survey follows.

Please see the images I uploaded here.

Is this a virus / malware or legit or a popup that got past ad-block plus?

Looking forward to hearing from you. Schalk

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FredMcD said

Look at the address box in each window. Are they from Google?

Apologies FredMcD: I meant to so NOT from google.

McCoy said

schalas said

Any suggestions though how I can prevent this from happening in the future? I already have ad-block plus installed.

Maybe the best thing I can do is ask you to take a look at   search results .....

And :   never click on anything (if asked)   -   just close the window.

Thank you McCoy!!!!

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Looks like that is from Google.

Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a good ad blocker.

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Hi FredMcD,

Thanks for your prompt response.

I have an ad blocker installed. Ad-Block Plus to be specific.

As you mentioned this is from google. Can I assume that the ad blocker missed it?

Regards, Schalk

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Hello schalas,

Those are scams;   please don't click on anything and just close those pages.

Is you want to,   you could report it using   this link

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Hello McCoy,

Thank you kindly for confirming that for us!!!

I will report them as per your link shared.

Any suggestions though how I can prevent this from happening in the future? I already have ad-block plus installed.

Regards, Schalk

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Look at the address box in each window. Are they from Google?

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schalas said

Any suggestions though how I can prevent this from happening in the future? I already have ad-block plus installed.

Maybe the best thing I can do is ask you to take a look at   search results .....

And :   never click on anything (if asked)   -   just close the window.

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FredMcD said

Look at the address box in each window. Are they from Google?

Apologies FredMcD: I meant to so NOT from google.

McCoy said

schalas said

Any suggestions though how I can prevent this from happening in the future? I already have ad-block plus installed.

Maybe the best thing I can do is ask you to take a look at   search results .....

And :   never click on anything (if asked)   -   just close the window.

Thank you McCoy!!!!

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schalas said

Thank you McCoy!!!!

My pleasure Shalk   -   have a nice day !

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