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Old 05-26-2010, 10:06 PM   #1
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"Congratulations You've won <<insert random gift>>!" When logging on

I don't know where else to put this..

But the past two days when I'm logging on, I'm getting a pop up that states I've won something. Tonight it was a $1000 Wal Mart Gift card, then it takes me to another page to "Claim my prize".

..Is this legit? Its never happened to me before visiting Tacoma World.. and IMO, its a little annoying.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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It's not tacoma world, might be a virus on your computer. Make sure your pop up blocker and anti-virus software are up to date. wouldn't hurt to run a full system scan before you go to bed either.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:11 PM   #3
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yea, you got some adware. i've used ad-aware for bout 13yrs now, favorite program ever and it's free!

http://www.lavasoft.com/
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:11 PM   #4
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well its only doing it when i sign onto TW.. I didn't think virus, but I'll run a scan to be sure.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:13 PM   #5
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Windows Defender might be able to catch it...I think it comes with Vista, not sure about 7 but I know it didn't come with XP. Here's a link to the DL, if you want it.

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Old 05-26-2010, 10:14 PM   #6
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Prize

Unfortunately, it is Tacoma World. With my first login it was there as the top message. I clicked on it and it took me to a message that went nowhere.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:14 PM   #7
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If you dont want the gift card ill take it lol
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:15 PM   #8
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Unfortunately, it is Tacoma World. With my first login it was there as the top message. I clicked on it and it took me to a message that went nowhere.
You should run a virus scan too. and turn your pop up blocker on
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:22 PM   #9
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Sometimes I get a message saying "Congratulations! You've been banned!"
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:23 PM   #10
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yea, you got some adware. i've used ad-aware for bout 13yrs now, favorite program ever and it's free!

http://www.lavasoft.com/
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:27 PM   #11
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If you dont want the gift card ill take it lol
Sure, you can have the vir- I mean "Gift Card"

AVG just caught it on its scheduled scan, I'm gonna run a more thorough scan tomorrow while I'm out of the house.. and I'm currently downloading Spybot Search and Destroy too.

Sorry to bother and I appreciate the help!
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:55 PM   #12
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Unfortunately, it is Tacoma World. With my first login it was there as the top message. I clicked on it and it took me to a message that went nowhere.
like the other guys said, you got a virus. ad-aware from lavasoft is an excellent recommendation

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AVG just caught it on its scheduled scan, I'm gonna run a more thorough scan tomorrow while I'm out of the house.. and I'm currently downloading Spybot Search and Destroy too.
glad you caught it Jay
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:03 AM   #13
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Sometimes I get a message saying "Congratulations! You've been banned!"
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:06 AM   #14
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:06 AM   #16
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