$1000 Walmart Gift Card Scam “Virus” – How to Get Rid of It?

This article aims to explain to you what is the $1000 Walmart Gift Card scam and how you can remove the Pokki adware, that is causing these scamming messages to appear on your computer.

A new adware has been detected rather similar to the previously detected $1000 Amazon Gift Card scam. The adware aims to display different offers that claim the user is a winner and has received a $1000 Walmart Gift Card voucher, provided by Walmart. In reality hover the domains that host the web page are actually not the official Walmart domains and they may aim to obtain different financial and personal information from you by getting you to fill out forms. If you see pop-ups and other forms of ads on your computer that may advertise you the $1000 Walmart Gift Card prize, we strongly suggest that you read this article as it aims to show you how you can remove the nasty piece of software causing those ads to appear on your PC.

Threat Summary

Name$1000 Walmart Gift Card Scam
TypeAdware/PUP
Short Description$1000 Walmart Gift Card is a scam introduced by an unwanted program on your computer and it aims to get you to enter your personal details or financial credentials.
SymptomsYou see ads on your web browser, like redirects and pop-ups which claim you are a winner of a $1000 Walmart Gift Card but to claim your prize you must enter your information.
Distribution MethodVia adware programs or other PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).
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