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Annual VIsitor Survey ? Wot ???

Just logged in on the PlusNet login, to access this forum, and before the forum page came up a "pop-up" with the following message covered the page...
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Dear Login visitior,
You have been personally selected for today`s annual anonymous survey on: Monday, August12, 2013
Please complete the following survey and as a "thank you"  we`ll present you with 3 exclusive offers
                                                                                                                                                            [OK]

it is on a page with the following URL
http://globalconsumersurvey.com/uk-survey2/survey4-ns-fp.php?source=tv-uk1&t202kw=Login
anonymous survey and survey are in blue and double underlined.
the above text is in a box that partially covers Question 1 of 4
Male or Female    [Next]
there is a copyright notice but no other indication of who is the perp of this.....
needless to say, I shall not be clicking on the [OK] box...
just noticed that above the address line the heading is alternating between Internet Survey - we want you opinion - Mozilla Firefox  and Annual Visitor`s Survey - Mozilla Firefox
Still ain`t gonna click on it...
Has anyone else been "personally selected"  to complete anonyomous surveyHuh
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Re: Annual VIsitor Survey ? Wot ???

Where did that come from?  Plus.net front page?
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Quote from: Kelly
Where did that come from?  Plus.net front page?

I have the "login" page as a bookmark, that then takes me direct to the forum.....
Just got a similar one from opening up a Google search page.... this one has .. 

URL ....  http://www.consumersurveygroup.org/survey/surveyuk2.php?j=e-s1-a3&k=1-12-10&keyword=ww.google.c&i=20...
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Dear Google visitor,
You`ve been selected to take part in this anonymous survey. Tell us what you think of Google in this 30 second questionnaire, and to say "thank you", we`ll offer you a few exclusive offers...
question 1 of 3 : where are you viewing this website from right now?
O At home
O At work
O Other,
[Next]
again a copyright notice at the bottom... and a statement saying they are not affiliated or partnered with Google
Google has not authored , participated in, or in any way reviewed this advertisment or authorized it... see important t&c here...


it also has a "logo" for Consumer Survey Group next to the big red block with Visitiors Surevey: GOOGLE 
(makes it look like it is from Google)...

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Re: Annual VIsitor Survey ? Wot ???

Haven't you had this happen to you before, recently, and you posted here? Another malware something or other. Tut, tut, Gerry, you've got to stop going to all those porn sites.  Cheesy
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Re: Annual VIsitor Survey ? Wot ???

I suppose someone should insert a load of rubbish about Linux being impervious to viruses because you don't run everything as root, unlike Windows which gets instantly infected as soon as you go to a website.
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No I haven`t had anything like this before.... but have just got another one  when I clicked on "Reply" to a post about the ISS....
and it goes like this...
URL....  http://hotinternetdeals.info/swps/pc5k/748845/prz/1/uk/1/ep/
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Lucky Visitor From Undefined
Then a National Lottery logo underneath a white box with....
Congratulatons Visitor!.. You have been selected to win $5,000 Cash... Enter fro Free in less than 30 Seconds... [OK]



Note the prize money is in $ ! ! .. and again, the same kind of copyright notice on the bottom....

EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT

Just added "ADBLOCK" to my firefox addons.... never ever needed it before...  Undecided
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Re: Annual VIsitor Survey ? Wot ???

Do you remember I was getting some pop-up in FF a few months back?
Couldn't find anything major using Malwarebytes, CCleaner, MSE and SpyBot. But I, too, installed Adblock Plus and haven't been bothered since.

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Re: Annual VIsitor Survey ? Wot ???

I had something similar to this at the beginning of July - it turned out to be malware called “coupondropdown”. Fortunately, someone on another forum I use had this same problem last year and was able to tell me how to remove it.
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Anyone being troubled by malware might like to try running Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool
MSRT doesn't kill all malware, but it's a good at attacking the usual suspects.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

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Re: Annual VIsitor Survey ? Wot ???

Something else interesting.... have a look at the words......  login  ( first line of my posting )   and cruises ( in my sig )   Consumer Survey  ( reply #3   ( note cruises in my sig is "normal" )  
These appear as blue with double underline...   Undecided
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Just got another one.... Same survey company.... supposedly from BBC ....
Am running Adblock.. and now doing a malwarebytes scan.....  Undecided

And the  result is.......................................................25 "OBJECTS"  found..... YUK !...
a  lot of theme seem to be from "toparcadehits".... but... I don`t play games on my computer... not interested... never have done.  possibly a link with ATubeCatcher "bundled toolbar"... but again.. I am careful to use the "custom" install on these things, and decline all toolbars...
Oh well... !.. spose I`ll have to be a bit more vigilant...!..
Off to use Absolute Unistaller now, to get rid of any sneaky b******* toolbars...
Cheesy

EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT
Done the Absolute uninstaller.... no toolbars found... and as for ATubeCatcher... that was installed in April this year... and no problems since then, `til now !...
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Still getting them.... from every site I visit....
Just been on to "Flight Radar"  and up pops the same screen with Flight Radar VIsitor inserted in it....
The URL starts of oyodomo then changes to globalconsumersurvey.....
Also noticed that the blue and double underlining is appearing on other posts in other threads, ( not by me )...
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Re: Annual VIsitor Survey ? Wot ???

Isn't the blue a visited page?
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@ejs we obviously don't need to as you know everything already  Grin
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Re: Annual VIsitor Survey ? Wot ???

Nope.... The blue applies to other posters on other threads, including Strat, with Router in his sig... and "cruises" in my sig.... also words like London Hotels, and BT Home Hub have been in blue and double underlined... ( in other threads )... and I have not visited any sites with those words or subjects...