Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By LlamaGS
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default IGN.com virus pop up

    I noticed recently that when visiting ign.com a pop up comes up claiming that the device I'm using has a virus. I first noticed this on my 2012 Nexus 7, I then factory reset my tablet only to go back to ign.com and find the pop up still popping up. It does the same thing on my nexus 4 and my mom's Samsung Galaxy S3. (All through chrome) I loaded the site on the dolphin browser and there was no pop up.
    So to me it seems as this is a chrome based issue on ign's side. Can anyone verify this? It seems to only occur if your viewing the site in a non-mobile version.

    Should I be worried?

    Posted via Android Central App
  2. #2  

    Default Re: IGN.com virus pop up

    I wouldn't worry about it. Probably just an ad.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk 2
    chowdog13 likes this.
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: IGN.com virus pop up

    Just spoke to a few of my friends, they all have it too. It's something with ign.com and chrome. Nice to know it's not some sort of virus on my device.

    Posted via Android Central App
  4. #4  

    Default Re: IGN.com virus pop up

    i get the same with chrome when i visit xda and i know my device is clean so yeh its an add to be ignored.

    Posted via Android Central App
  5. #5  
    srkmagnus's Avatar

    9,078 Posts
    Global Posts
    9,082 Global Posts
    Stock 4.4 (KitKat)

    Default Re: IGN.com virus pop up

    Yes, that's an ad that's very deceptive. The average person wouldn't know any better and will click it.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-19-2014, 03:15 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-13-2014, 09:09 AM
  3. Screen not waking up when new text arrive
    By glenninduluth in forum Sprint Galaxy Note 2
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-12-2014, 05:44 PM
  4. Pop-up notification of missed call & text
    By Old_Professor in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-12-2014, 02:53 PM
  5. virus?
    By ianw182 in forum Android Security Talk
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-12-2014, 01:36 PM

Posting Permissions