1. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    It told me, "Your Android has been infected with a virus. Press OK to remove now." I didn't click it. I got this pop-up while on Yahoo's mobile site. Should I be concern?

    Posted from my Nexus 5 via Android Central App
    03-09-2014 01:01 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    No, it was just some popup ad trying to scare you. Yahoo sites seem to harbor this kind of junk more often than other mainstream sites. As long as you didn't accept any kind of app installation, you're fine.
    03-09-2014 01:03 AM
  3. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    Here's a screenshot.

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    Attached Thumbnails Pop-up from 'lax1.ib.adnxs.com'?-1394348931585.jpg  
    03-09-2014 01:09 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, don't worry about it. It's a pop-up ad, not a legit message from any app. Cancelling was the right thing to do. Tapping "OK" probably would have routed you to some bogus website.
    03-09-2014 01:11 AM
  5. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    Thanks for the response B. Diddy. What if I had click it? I was so close to clicking it thinking it was Chrome or my AVG app warning me.

    Posted from my Nexus 5 via Android Central App
    03-09-2014 01:12 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Clicking OK probably would have directed you to some website that tries to sell you some bogus "antivirus" that is probably useless and/or dangerous.
    03-09-2014 01:16 AM
  7. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    First of all, I want to say thanks for all the quick and helpful responses. Second of all, this is very odd for two reasons: 1) I set to block popups with Chrome 2) I've been reading news on Yahoo everyday for many years and this is the first time I experience this

    Posted from my Nexus 5 via Android Central App
    03-09-2014 03:03 AM
  8. gidgiddonihah's Avatar
    I'll second B. Diddy's opinion. I get the popup all the time on my iPad (Chrome) and Nexus 5. Just hit cancel and all will be well. To make you feel better it's almost impossible to infect a mobile device unless you're downloading things willy nilly off the web. Keep to the Play Store and XDA/here for apps and you'll be fine.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    03-09-2014 03:08 AM
  9. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I occasionally get similar popups with both Chrome and Dolphin browser's. Like you, both browser's are set to block popups.
    03-09-2014 03:08 AM
  10. Chex313's Avatar
    There are 2 even dumber popups...One tells you your are running out of room download their app to fix it! lol Even though you have 80% of storage left. Another one warns that your device is running dangerously slow...even though its not. Geared for complete idiots to click on... Yet they are always a surprise when they pop up. The ones that get you are the ones you'll never see...
    03-09-2014 08:22 AM
  11. GalaxyGeek's Avatar
    Unfortunately I thought it was a message from my antivirus..so I clicked yes...
    I got some message in french, and had no other option then clicking OK.
    My phone made some odd noise, and I clicked the back button (he was redirecting me to some website).
    After this I scanned my device with the antivirus, but he couldn't find anything..
    How can I check if there is sth wrong with my device?
    03-13-2014 02:04 PM
  12. Bront's Avatar
    Unfortunately I thought it was a message from my antivirus..so I clicked yes...
    I got some message in french, and had no other option then clicking OK.
    My phone made some odd noise, and I clicked the back button (he was redirecting me to some website).
    After this I scanned my device with the antivirus, but he couldn't find anything..
    How can I check if there is sth wrong with my device?
    You're probably fine. Chances are it's a popup aimed at a desktop anyway.
    03-13-2014 02:38 PM
  13. jj14x's Avatar
    Noticed the same thing when going to XDA - xda-developers - View Single Post - Intrusive ads? Post here!
    GRRRR! I miss adaway on my nexus tablet (yes, I really really should root it like I did with my Nexus 5)
    03-13-2014 02:55 PM
  14. JeffDenver's Avatar
    Yahoo needs to just die already. They are basically just a spam/virus delivery node now.
    03-13-2014 04:03 PM
  15. GalaxyGeek's Avatar
    You're probably fine. Chances are it's a popup aimed at a desktop anyway.
    Thanks Bront for your answer! I was a little bit worried
    03-13-2014 05:16 PM
  16. GalaxyGeek's Avatar
    Yahoo needs to just die already. They are basically just a spam/virus delivery node now.
    Not only Yahoo tough I justed entered a snapwidget (Instagram) and message was showed...
    03-13-2014 05:19 PM
  17. JohnnyBroccoli's Avatar
    Yahoo needs to just die already. They are basically just a spam/virus delivery node now.
    Ehh....I've been using them for email (and other things) since the late 90's. Never had a problem with spam or viruses.
    03-13-2014 09:36 PM
  18. JeffDenver's Avatar
    Ehh....I've been using them for email (and other things) since the late 90's. Never had a problem with spam or viruses.
    Their spam filter is basically a placebo. It never stopped a single spam mail in all the years I used Yahoo.
    03-13-2014 09:43 PM
  19. JohnnyBroccoli's Avatar
    Like I said....haven't had a problem in my entire 15 years of using them for email.
    03-13-2014 10:16 PM

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