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I'm getting a spammy pop-up on my desktop when I start my PC, looks like a native clickbait ad (see attached image). 

 

Is this a sure sign I'm infected with a virus/malware, etc? 

 

The spammy window has only shown two times so far. 

 

I am not running any programs or browsers, etc. when it shows, only on startup. 

 

My PC does not seem slow. 

 

My PC is a Lenovo Thinkpad with Windows 8.1 (I'm suspecting this could even be bundled with Lenovo??)

 

I have avast installed and did a malwarebites scan but came up with nothing. 

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Thank you

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Hello and Welcome to Malwarebytes

It would be best to have one of the experts help you check to make sure its not an infection.

We are not permitted to work on possible malware-related issues here in this section of the forum.

Such work is conducted in a special forum area reserved for that purpose, or at the help desk.

Being that you are probably infected, feel free to follow the instructions below to receive free, one-on-one expert assistance in checking your system and clearing out any infections and correcting any damage done by the malware.

Please see the following pinned topic which has information on how to get help with this: Available Assistance for Possibly Infected Computers

Thank you

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