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    Default help!!! virus? mobile.alert.secure-intl.com

    I was on the internet (don't remember the site) and this popped up and said my android has been infected with a virus…trojan/mobileos/tapsnake…had the little android man and said click ok…of course I didn't but it scared the crap out of me….never got this on an iphone…i have a free avg on my phone but all it scans are apps, I think…is everything from play store safe? and how would I know if my phone has a virus, and is google crome a safer browser than the one that came on phone? thanks for any help
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    Quote Originally Posted by brick58 View Post
    I was on the internet (don't remember the site) and this popped up and said my android has been infected with a virus…trojan/mobileos/tapsnake…had the little android man and said click ok…of course I didn't but it scared the crap out of me….never got this on an iphone…i have a free avg on my phone but all it scans are apps, I think…is everything from play store safe? and how would I know if my phone has a virus, and is google crome a safer browser than the one that came on phone? thanks for any help
    I doubt you are infected, and no browser is a lot safer than the other. I suggest trying other anti-virus apps to check and support avg's claim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brick58 View Post
    I was on the internet (don't remember the site) and this popped up and said my android has been infected with a virus…trojan/mobileos/tapsnake…had the little android man and said click ok…of course I didn't but it scared the crap out of me….never got this on an iphone…i have a free avg on my phone but all it scans are apps, I think…is everything from play store safe? and how would I know if my phone has a virus, and is google crome a safer browser than the one that came on phone? thanks for any help
    Just sounds like a pop-up. I read an article that said the play store was safer than the app store (Not sure how accurate that is)
    I use chrome and haven't had any issues. Just stay away from sketchy sites

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    have you heard of add on detector? wonder if it is any good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brick58 View Post
    have you heard of add on detector? wonder if it is any good?
    Nope. But I assume it checks your phone for unwanted add-ons :P

    Are you referring to this one?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...addonsdetector
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    Quote Originally Posted by brick58 View Post
    have you heard of add on detector? wonder if it is any good?
    Nope, I'd stick with the popular anti-virus apps. Some apps don't give you viruses, but still download other apps randomly

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    yes thats it do you think I should get it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brick58 View Post
    yes thats it do you think I should get it?
    It has good reviews, but no because it does not solve your situation and I still highly recommend you download other anti viruses to verify your safety and please your concerns.
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    ok thank you
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    ok thank you
    Yep, let me know if you have anymore questions.
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    one more, which browser do you use? I see there are many to choose from…dolphin has good reviews, chrome, firefox not too good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by brick58 View Post
    one more, which browser do you use? I see there are many to choose from…dolphin has good reviews, chrome, firefox not too good...
    My favorite by far is boat browser.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...atbrowser.free
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    thank you for all your help
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    thank you for all your help
    Sure! Come back if you need more!
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    I have experienced the same popup on my Nook tablet. One time it was when on my local newspaper's website, which is very odd. I do have AVG installed and ran the scan and found no virus. My problem is how do I get rid of this popup without clicking the OK or having to reboot? Also, does the Addons Detector work well on a Nook tablet HD or a Samsung S4 Mini phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SherB52 View Post
    I have experienced the same popup on my Nook tablet. One time it was when on my local newspaper's website, which is very odd. I do have AVG installed and ran the scan and found no virus. My problem is how do I get rid of this popup without clicking the OK or having to reboot? Also, does the Addons Detector work well on a Nook tablet HD or a Samsung S4 Mini phone?
    You can try downloading adblock.

    https://www.adblockplus.org

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