January 23, 2021

Did I get a virus/malware/something??

I was browsing youtube and was really bored, so I kept clicking videos. I ended up accidentally clicking a very sketchy youtube advertisement on the side where the recommended bar is. It opened up saying I could do surveys and had a pop-up that said “don’t go…” and whatever. I got really scared and closed the tab almost instantly. I’m worried I could have got something on my pc. I’m scared to click on the ad again because I don’t know what I can get from something like this. Should I be worried or does it only matter if I physically download and run something? Attached is the picture of what the advertisement looked like.

Comments

Dazawassa

A majority of those ads shouldn’t be clicked even if they are from official companies, implying your browser isn’t outdated or really shit you should be fine, drive by downloading is a hard thing to do now let alone actually getting it to run, if you are worried run a program called ADWcleaner, it takes 2 minutes and is really good at cleaning possible adware and stuff

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Note: By filling this form and submitting your commen, you acknowledge, agree and comply with our terms of service. In addition you acknowledge that you are willingly sharing your email address with AiOWikis and you might receive notification emails from AiOWikis for comment notifications. AiOWiksi guarantees that your email address WILL NOT be used for advertisement or email marketting purposes.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.