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Some links being hijacked when clicked from DuckDuckGo search results, pop up appears "Congratulations device user! "

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The full text of the pop-up is "Some links being hijacked, pop up "Congratulations device user! You are selected by our sponsor to be among the first few persons to win a Galaxy S10 or other"

The URL starts http://sweeps7668.bunnyvhyk7.live/4368084763/ and takes me to some false Survey about Google. This has happened a couple of times now with different websites. The link I clicked thsi time ( from DuckDuckGo search ) is https://www.topgadgetreviews.co.uk/finish-line-ceramic-wet-lubricant-120ml-bottle-review/ and after about 5 to 10 minutes when I click the link it is OK.

The full hijack link is as follows:

http://sweeps7668.bunnyvhyk7.live/7473237783/?utm_campaign=QPF8euu28II5lw7O2iHhCugVqK5RzfdNsTpLaMM91qY1&t=main9_143c3be8f9c3026d0802410a6e756e26fe6b&f=1&fp=Gd01tvRj7I3hp%2BtzBojF2df6dT2XPxwD3PBBik14iO6NEXxo2WZWGJn1mjKhbos3iparC0Cv57B5mkVoBG938KaII12RCB7g4YVnIl9W1WaR3L5J8ZTIVTbaIT65FzZzFh23zvjxCDsvkzugJFc%2FH%2FG2XEYkBU4Xi0xr6qdPjaf4HbWAwVB2cbrYGyDHLizpEkcuIjdlbyXjB5YTrWXDtpUlhDW3KgiTiUMT1qoC36SRh0XGua3WaLIJjGKBj%2FD1o2LW0OAFfoxBcfMcLL0%2BN6fb8DerOYIwsT4HhE8jZvHi4S2zPaBpkd7DjLJe6FUaTq%2FKtW7U3hFvZTlHFaNq96LRYZrsVUUzA58ahXs7e%2FeJHZBNR%2B2beJt%2BCi4x3t6UgcYnlB4NGmFDBdarzOdn9JYfXO0QgHTf6ogROTBtABZH5Sw7bDmncOXSt4hUHAJ54cC%2Ffvi7M8iVvsutu9ah7phnlAScs7S%2BpBPn0PP2kvAogB19R94UBz0r2R%2BVvhEkA6lV6VuY00ObvH6QdMVE3z1gs9EXI%2BKd1oVePD4cOVCdA7XlHg0Eoe%2BC4FMCkpSI0V6Pk0QVnk1yID5IMqZAZapLm9txeAiLHMhoGZPaLPNpMqVPMaTDVKBRmpFpjLRySFviZzqLyz15MdzEMcoqPDMrJ2X9j3GVsmFlkJB2%2FOzLw6TS0a3Pv6SDYeZjSaFUxjcaAwpDQiEQ1FJHxhoBdWPJyKIBmamJYZtbhHaYi8MXslHeHGTl1yYapyYtahezKVqE0PJF5eME6P%2BgAwfAxuMqbG54rTLPeE28gsk5SoGFm5bhKaIiDiWBCZyx58jHI9Atb%2BS8rX0mdhi14gZTOlZf%2FgwfoalXTJ5qlTIIbKl22bnFNpeCV3XibJtOthb6kgST%2FY4o32yurDZoKHFUWTRoBv3IJL5BjRF9lSaObC9x66B97IH2eW9wd%2F28wpilc6xmO9MRFJumhiXTNr8IhCSwLnRabV%2Fae%2F4GvKrckk26WJIpVaFQ3gvP1rsBDbBnNNXedKZw%2FOLmgnqjLE53Ud0khhDTXYdSCorTPbadqGPJ4h3KQbtZoPZ0JaBmwmPFOOPti2Cv2LYFuNctIzz9VKrMn5hQlY2j3lgvl1hGNAIKPycDpSZF%2F5SOaP2bLrwJLZKdO79WXWv38bW0q%2FyF5iADvyKJKnTOa7NZwPXgok5qVfslRl%2BSMLsOnJNE0I%2Ftywasy94ELGBTpnHi0gIZ4QCzfT3gqweNhnON7b5eA7sc6QAEqivlb86wTvW25U0qvQWVTeheGRyQygzsTM34PZ7UMaiLqtTG5Q4EpXZ9u1%2F%2FSXZtuqsNg0mS375BUOTEW8IsxqHw89SZL1PpTlSF03TJKCM1VyuCYOhmRq5bFlWZxeRBAHlXm2dQnrQpuWqm

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You should check your computer for malware - it is likely there's something that has accidentally been installed that is causing this.

MalwareBytes seems to be a popular one.

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I have run malware scans, it isn't my computer that is hijacked, it is the link. It might be your problem but you have a better chance of finding the source of the problem and notifying the affected sites.

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OK thanks, Bitdefender didn't spot it.