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    Default Got a weird pop up screen - is it spam or malware?

    I was at Starbucks, on Instagram and a popup window came up - like the kind that say rate this app. This message said, You've won (I don't remember the rest)...and the only way to close the window was to hit ok. Another window instantly popped up with a beep and said something like, would you like to go for another spin? plus more I don't remember. This time I did not click ok but rebooted. What was that?
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    Default Re: Got a weird pop up screen - is it spam or malware?

    On Instagram? Hmm. That sort of thing pops up in Safari sometimes. Never heard of it on Instagram. Probably a phishing scam. You sure it was on Instagram? Had you clicked on anything in Safari?
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    Default Re: Got a weird pop up screen - is it spam or malware?

    Yep, sure it was Instagram. I've had that happen on Safari too but never IS, so that really got my attention, especially when there was a beep.
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    Default Re: Got a weird pop up screen - is it spam or malware?

    Did it look official Instagram? Or more like a system pop up?
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    Default Re: Got a weird pop up screen - is it spam or malware?

    In addition to hitting ok to close the window, double clicking the home button to stop the app from working can also work and is safer, as I guess.
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    Default Re: Got a weird pop up screen - is it spam or malware?

    Not from Instagram for sure.
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    Default Re: Got a weird pop up screen - is it spam or malware?

    Yes, wish I'd thought of that! the 2nd pop up made me stop and think...but the first one I just ignored - like I would a pop up on my mac.
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    Default Re: Got a weird pop up screen - is it spam or malware?

    As long as you are not installing anything from unknown sources, you can rest assured.
    As far as I know this kind of popups usually happens in browser apps or some web pages. Did Instagram redirect you to some web page before this popup appeared?

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