Malware in popup ads

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Occasionally when browsing, I'll get a popup add with a fake security alert that instructs me to click on a virus scanner. I already have Windows Defender, and from what I've heard, this scanner is actually a ransomware virus
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Robert Rodriguez

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Posted 2 years ago

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Zac Johnson, Official Rep

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These malware ads sneak in from one of our ad providers. Many times they are brokering ads that are from third parties and down the chain somebody is not playing by the rules.

Whenever we can identify them we do our best to stamp them out.

Thanks for the heads-up