About "You've been selected as a winner!" and similar pop-ups

Does this ad pop up when you're browsing the web on your mobile device or computer?

A pop-up ad for a free $1000 gift card

This is a widespread form of malware. The only way to prevent these pop-ups is to remove the malware that's creating them. On your computer, it may be hiding in a browser extension. On your mobile device, the malware is often disguised as an innocent-looking app.

In general, you should:

  1. Force close your browser
  2. Clear your cache, cookies and website data
  3. Delete any browser extensions or apps you installed shortly before the ads started to appear
  4. Use an anti-malware application to scan your computer for malware
  5. Keep AdBlock installed for ongoing malware protection

And above all, never click any links or buttons in any pop-up ad like this.

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