The Congratulations You Won pop-up has been around for some time on the Internet. It is a spyware program that attempts to fool you into clicking on the pop-up to infect and alter your computer. Not only is its sound annoying and off-putting, if the virus gets onto your computer, it can mean that you can no longer connect to the web, and may modify your driver settings, making your computer run slowly.
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Disable pop-ups on your web browser. If using Internet Explorer, go to “Tools” and click on “Internet Options” from the drop-down menu. Click the “Privacy tab, navigate to the “Pop Up Blocker" heading and check the box next to “ Turn on Pop Up Blocker." Click “Apply” and then “OK.” If using Firefox, go to “Tools”, then “Options” then “Content.” Check the box next to “Block Pop-Up Windows” and click “OK.”
Click on the “Start” menu and click “Search.” Type in “Congratulations You Won” to the search box and click on “All Files and Folders.” If the search returns any files, delete them.
Click on the “Start” menu and select “Run.” Type “taskmgr,exe” into the provided space and then click “OK.” Click on the “Processes” tab of the task manager application. If there are any “Congratulations You Won” files listed, right-click on them and select “End Process.”
Download an anti-virus program. Popular choices are AVG and Malwarebytes, both of which have free versions available on the web. Install the program following the instructions, then run a full scan. The program will detect any malicious viruses and give you the option to delete them. Click “OK” when prompted and then restart your computer to complete the removal process.
Take your computer to an IT professional if the problem persists. They may need to delete the virus from your registry and DLL files. Accessing these components should only be done by a professional, as a mistake when accessing them could cause he computer to fail to boot-up
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