Was reading an article on ehow and clicked a link for another article on ehow. My IE8 browser page was then minimized and a pop-up appeared on my desktop. It said there were suspicious programs or items on my computer and asked me if I wanted to scan. Not wanting to start any processes I clicked the top right red box to close the pop-up. However, a web page, with a URL that began with numbers, appeared and a scan seemed to begin with a green slider box. I should've copied the URL but I was more concerned with shutting down the page which I did by ending IE8 through the Task Manager.
I went to Sucuri and checked both the original ehow site and the linked ehow article and they were clean. I then when back to the ehow site, clicked the link again, and was sent to the article without a pop-up.
I scanned with Malwarebytes and it was clean.
Any idea what this pop-up and apparent webpage scan was? Virus, malware, just an ad of some sort?