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Congratulations, You Have Won fake message

There are a lot of fake alerts out there that set out to either make money for their creators or generate traffic for online marketing purposes. Congratulations, You Have Won fake message is the kind of fake alert that interrupts your web browsing session by saying that you have won an iPhone. Needless to say, such claims are false. They are devised to make users click outgoing links. There are many ways how these clicks could be used by the people behind this scam. The only good news is that you can easily get rid of Congratulations, You Have Won fake message from your browser.

The thing with these fake alerts is that they usually come straight from the websites you visit, as opposed to malicious programs on your computer. Yes, in some cases there could be potentially unwanted or adware programs that generate Congratulations, You Have Won fake message on your browser, but that is highly unlikely. Not to mention that if it is some extension that does not leave you in peace, then you can easily get rid of it by restoring your browser’s settings to default. If that is really the case, you can use the guidelines provided below this description.

Now, how can you know what is really wrong with your PC? If you constantly see the Congratulations, You Have Won fake message window pop up on your screen; you should seriously consider scanning your computer with a licensed antispyware tool. This would help you determine whether your problem is internal or external. That is to say, you will know whether the fake alert is generated by some unwanted application you have installed, or whether you see it just because a certain website displays it. What’s more, it will help you find other unwanted programs that are bound to be on your PC.

With that, we would like to draw your attention to certain aspects of safe web browsing. Please refrain from accessing web sites that are full of commercial advertisements. If you see that the site opens a lot of pop-ups the moment you click something there, it is very likely that the page is involved in third-party advertising, and you would soon see the likes of Congratulations, You Have Won fake message on your screen. What’s more, you should avoid downloading programs from file-sharing websites because third-party installers are bound to bundle additional programs with the one you want to download. As a result, you could end up having multiple unwanted applications on-board, slowing down your system and exposing you to potential security threats.

Congratulations, You Have Won fake message, as it is, happens to be one of those threats. When the fake message appears on your screen, it says the following:


Your Generic Android 5.1 has been randomly selected as one of the first customers for a chance to get the iPhone 7

Press OK to participate and get exclusive rewards!

Anyone who is more attentive would soon notice that the message talks about outdated operating system and an old model of iPhone. So it is easy to see that the notification is fake. However, if users hurry to click the OK button, they get redirected to another page that looks like a Facebook profile window. It comes with the description of your supposed “prize,” and even a few comments from users who have already received their own prizes. Or at least is seems like it because if you try to interact with those users, you would soon see that their comments are not real. What’s more, Congratulations, You Have Won fake message gives you only a minute to choose the color of your future iPhone, and then you get redirected to yet another website.

You land on, and nothing happens because this redirect must have been used for statistic purposes, to track user traffic and see just how many people click these fake alerts. Therefore, do yourself a favor and close the pop-up window immediately. Then close the website you were currently on as well because it is obviously involved in distributing and promoting unreliable content.

Finally, when you reset your browser’s settings, you should also consider acquiring a powerful security tool that would help you protect your system from similar intruders in the future.

Restore Your Browsers Settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.


  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom of your page.
  3. Scroll down and press Reset.
  4. Click Reset on the confirmation box.


  1. Press Alt+H and open Troubleshooting information.
  2. At the top right of the new tab, click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Press Refresh Firefox on the confirmation box.
  4. Click Finish.
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