You Are Today's Lucky Visitor POP-UP Virus

Also Known As: You are today’s lucky visitor virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

You Are Today's Lucky Visitor removal instructions

What is You Are Today's Lucky Visitor?

"You Are Today's Lucky Visitor" is a deceptive pop-up message displayed by malicious websites. Users often visit this website inadvertently - redirected by potentially unwanted adware-type programs (PUPs). These programs often infiltrate the system during installation of free software. As well as causing unwanted redirects, adware might also track the web browsing activity and deliver intrusive online advertisements.

You Are Today's Lucky Visitor adware

"You Are Today's Lucky Visitor" pop-up states that a $1000 Amazon Giftcard/$1000 Visa Giftcard can be won. To take this opportunity, victims must complete a short survey. Be aware, however, that these claims are false. "You Are Today's Lucky Visitor" pop-up is simply a scam. Cyber criminals attempt to trick as many users as possible into completing the survey to generate revenue. The so-called 'gifts' do not exist. Therefore, you should ignore this pop-up and never complete any survey. In doing so, you will support cyber criminals' malicious businesses. Furthermore, adware employs a 'virtual layer' to generate pop-up, coupon, banner, and other similar ads. The virtual layer enables placement of third party graphical content on any site. The displayed advertisements often conceal underlying content of visited websites and often lead to other malicious websites. Thus, clicking them is risky and can result in further computer infections. In addition, adware collects information relating to users' Internet browsing activity. Collected data types include (but are not limited to) IP addresses, search queries, URLs visited, pages viewed, geo-locations, Internet service providers (ISP), and mouse/keyboard activity. This collected data might contain personal details that adware developers share with third parties, who generate revenue by misusing personal data. This might cause serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We strongly advise you to uninstall all adware-type applications immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name You are today’s lucky visitor virus
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud
Fake Claim Pop-up states that user has a chance to win a prize and encourages to enter personal information.
Symptoms Unwanted pop-ups, redirects.
Related Domain(s) app3173.truefalserdr49[.]live
Detection Names (app3173.truefalserdr49[.]live) Fortinet (Spam), Spamhaus (Spam), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address (app3173.truefalserdr49[.]live) 79.110.23.105
Distribution methods Compromised websites, rogue online pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications.
Damage Loss of sensitive private information, monetary loss, identity theft, possible malware infections.
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There are dozens of fake pop-ups displayed by various malicious websites. Examples include Internet Security Damaged, Your Windows Computer Has Been Blocked, Call Technical Support Immediately, and many others. Most claim that the system is missing files, infected, or damaged in other similar ways. These claims are merely attempts to trick users into calling certain numbers and paying for services that are not required. All adware-type applications are very similar - they claim to provide various 'useful features', however, they merely collect personal information and deliver intrusive online advertisements. The only purpose of adware is to generate revenue for the developers.

How did adware install on my computer?

Adware-type applications are distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of potentially unwanted programs with regular software/apps). Developers hide bundled software within the "Custom/Advanced" settings of the download or installation processes. Skipping this section often leads to inadvertent installation of bogus software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent system infiltration by PUPs, be very cautious when downloading and installing software. Closely analyze each step using the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. In addition, decline offers to download/install additional applications. The key to computer safety is caution.

Appearance of "You Are Today's Lucky Visitor" pop-up:

You Are Todays Lucky Visitor appearance GIF

Text presented within this pop-up:

Dear Chrome user,
You are today’s lucky visitor for: August 20, 2019
Please complete this short survey and to say “Thank You” we’ll give you a chance to get a Samsung Galaxy S10!
2019 Annual Visitor Survey (-)
Browser Opinion survey
August 20, 2019
Congratulations!
You’ve been personally selected to take part in our 2019 Annual Visitor Survey! Tell us what you think of Chrome and to say “Thank You” you’ll receive a chance to get a Samsung Galaxy S10!

Question 1 of 4:
How often do you use Chrome ?

Another variant of "You Are Today's Lucky Visitor" pop-up:

You Are Today's Lucky Visitor scam popup

Yet another variant of this scam (this one is promoting online gambling):

you are today's lucky visitor gambling pop-up

An updated variant of this survey scam "Chrome Opinion poll":

chrome-opinion-poll-scam

Text presented in this scam:

Dear Chrome user, You are today's lucky visitor for: July 9, 2018 () You've been personally selected to take part in our 2018 Annual Visitor Survey! Tell us what you think of Chrome and to say "Thank You" you'll receive a chance to get an $1,000 Gift Card, IPhone X and other amazing deals! All you need to do is to answer the folowing 4 questions to begin. Good luck!

Fake prizes that users are "eligible" to win $1000 VISA card, iPhone 7 Plus, $1000 amazon.com gift card - in reality users are tricked into giving away their personal data:

chrome poll scam prizes

The appearance (Gif) of this pop-up scam:

lucky visitor pop-up scam appearance (gif)

Text presented in this pop-up:

Today's lucky winner!
Congratulations, lucky Desktop user, you have a chance to win a prize!
September 11, 2018
Every Tuesday we choose 10 lucky users to receive gifts from our sponsor. It is our way to express the gratitude for your continued support of our products and services.
You can choose a Samsung Galaxy S8, Playstation or iPhone X.
For your chance to win, all you have to do is answer the following three questions.
Notice: 10 randomly selected users receive this invitation and only a few prizes are available.
4 : 42 to answer the following questions before giving up your chance to another lucky winner! Good luck!

Another variant of "You Are Today's Lucky Visitor" pop-up scam promoted by Noname website:

Variant of You are today's lucky visitor pop-up scam

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

You Are Today's Lucky Visitor adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing You Are Today's Lucky Visitor ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing You Are Today's Lucky Visitor ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the you are today’s lucky visitor virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing You Are Today's Lucky Visitor  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing You Are Today's Lucky Visitor ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the you are today’s lucky visitor virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing You Are Today's Lucky Visitor ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing You Are Today's Lucky Visitor ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with you are today’s lucky visitor virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the you are today’s lucky visitor virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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